Bob Johnson Memorial Scholarship 2023
The Pittsburgh Penguins will award an annual Pittsburgh Penguins/Bob Johnson Memorial Scholarship to a high school senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, good citizenship and school/community involvement. The student should demonstrate an intense love for the game of hockey personified by on-ice hustle, achievement beyond his/her talent level, leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork.
The scholarship award is valued at $5,000.
Scholarship checks will be made payable to the institution the student will attend.
All completed scholarship applications must be completed no later than Monday, June 19, 2023.
The Penguins are proud to offer this scholarship to help deserving student-athletes continue their hockey and academic careers. This award is named in honor of a man who helped thousands of high school, college and professional athletes become better people as well as outstanding students and athletes.
To be eligible for consideration, the nominee shall have:
• Excelled academically with an overall minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.20 (based on a maximum of 4.0) or its equivalent. A student shall be nominated in the academic year in which he/she successfully completes the final season of eligibility. The student shall be evaluated based upon all academic work completed through the first term in which the final season of eligibility concludes.
• Performed with distinction in terms of leadership, realizing potential, character and positive attitude as a member of the hockey team. The degree of the student’s athletic achievement shall be weighed at least equally with the degree of academic performance.
• Signified the intention to continue academic work beyond the high school or prep school level.
• Conducted himself/herself, both on and off the ice, in a manner that has brought credit to the student and his/her institution.
• After satisfying the above requirements, consideration shall be given to participation in school activities, other than academic and athletic, in which the student has had the opportunity to demonstrate qualities of leadership and serve as an example to fellow students. Consideration will also be given to community and charitable endeavors.
There are five items to be completed:
1. The application to be completed by the nominee; application must be submitted through this platform. Mailed applications will not be accepted.
2. The nomination and endorsement form to be completed and signed by the faculty athletic representative or the director of athletics.
3. An evaluation form to be completed and signed by the head hockey coach. Click here for the form.
4. An endorsement to be completed and signed by the applicant’s academic advisor.
5. Student's transcript of grades for grades 10-11-12 - this must be submitted by the school representative through this platform.
6. Two (2) letters of recommendation (from a non-family member) who is over 21 years of age and can attest to your work in school, with your hockey program, or community/charities.