Tyson Giuriato Hockey Camp Scholarship
Tyson Giuriato, Director of Media and Communications for the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL), passed away in August 2020. Tyson joined the league in 2013. His knowledge of the game, willingness to engage with student-athletes, and ability to track alumni success both on and off the ice were undeniable and made him a key component of the league.
Away from work, Tyson enjoyed his boxer dogs, road trips exploring new areas, BBQ cook-offs, fishing, spending time on Denman Island, reading and cheering for his favourite football team, the Seattle Seahawks – having been on the season ticket waiting list for years. Tyson loved sports, but his true passion was for the game of hockey. He was a lifelong fan of the Vancouver Canucks.
As a child playing rep hockey on Vancouver Island, Tyson would spend time each week tracking player stats in all the local rep leagues, monitoring every player’s achievements. His parents still have these collected stats – a reminder of his passion for the game. Tyson also enjoyed the many hockey camps he attended as a child, which helped shape him as both a player and a person. At the age of 15, he left home to join the Banff Hockey Academy, where he made life-long friends from all over the world while playing the game he loved.
After school, Tyson pursued a successful career in hockey journalism, where he wrote articles for both Hockey Canada and his beloved Vancouver Canucks. During Tyson’s time with the CSSHL, he played a pivotal role in growing the league from 22 teams in British Columbia and Alberta, to 84 teams spread all across Canada. He managed all of the leagues’ press releases, stories, and social media presence which he grew from launch to include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts with over 25,000 followers.
To honour Tyson’s passion and contributions to the game of hockey, his family and the CSSHL community would like to offer families the ability to have their child attend a summer hockey camp of their choice. The Tyson Giuriato Hockey Camp Scholarship will make this possible by paying for one hockey camp registration for the successful applicants.
Open to all children, in any community, aged 7-14 that would like to attend a summer hockey camp. If camp registration fees have already been paid for you are still eligible and can apply.
Children that have never played the game and would like to attend a summer camp are also encouraged to apply.
All applications should include the following information written in a letter:
- Applicant name, address and contact information
- Hockey camp you’d like to attend and the registration fees for that camp
- Why you want to attend a hockey camp
- Future hockey and career plans
- Outside interests, passions, activities or sports
- Achievements (academic, community and sports)
- Any other information that you would like to share with the committee
The deadline for application submission is April 30, 2021. All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The selection committee will review all applications and the successful applicant(s) will be notified by June 1, 2021.
If you’d like to make a donation to the Tyson Giuriato Hockey Camp Scholarship, please send an Interac e-Transfer to email@example.com.
Canadian Sport School Hockey League Scholarship Application Guidelines
The Canadian Sport School Hockey League’s (CSSHL) Mission Statement is “To be National Leaders in Education-Based Hockey” and its goal is to create complete student athlete that focus on Academic Excellence, Character, Citizenship and Sportsmanship all while developing their hockey skills.
The CSSHL would like to recognize student athletes who develop their life skills while concentrating on their hockey development. Scholarships will be awarded based on the qualifications below.
Scholarships are open to all current/former male/female student athletes of the CSSHL that are currently in their graduating year of high school or up to 20 years old.
All applications should include the following information:
- Applicant name, address and contact information
- Academic transcripts and achievements from Grades 10-12
- Career aspirations and what you plan on studying during post-secondary school
- Post-secondary schools accepted into (provide copies of acceptance letters) and/or have applied for
- Listing of other scholarships received and the amounts awarded
- Citizenship and Character
- Community or school events that you participated in or volunteered for
- Any achievements (academic, citizenship and sports)
- Listing of teams played for from Grades 8-12
- Future hockey plans
- Did you officiate? If yes list the years that you officiated
- Letters of reference from any references you feel the committee might be interested in hearing from
All interested student athletes can submit their applications from March 1 to April 30. Applications should include the information under Qualifications and any other supporting documentation that the applicants feel are relevant. All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
A selection committee from the CSSHL will review all applications and the successful applicant(s) will be notified before June 1 of any given year.
Successful applicants will receive their scholarship after proof that they are attending a post-secondary institution, of their choice, has been received. Successful applicants may defer their scholarship for one academic year by submitting an explanation in writing.