Each year, a Greater Edmonton student who excels in academics, athletics, and volunteer work is given the Al Hamilton Scholarship. Each year, a student starting their first year of post-secondary study can apply for one scholarship.
All aspiring college and university students are invited! The annual Al Hamilton Scholarship Award has been introduced by the Edmonton Oilers Alumni Association, and applications are being accepted. Students in Northern Alberta who are currently in high school or who plan to enroll in college or university may apply. Each year, a student from Northern Alberta who excels in academics, athletics, and volunteer work receives the Al Hamilton Scholarship Award. This award is worth $2,000 every academic year for a maximum of four (4) years, or $8,000.
The dedicated community members that make up the Edmonton Oilers Alumni Association are dedicated to giving deserving students the chance to pursue higher education.
The Edmonton Oilers Alumni Association established the award in Hamilton’s honor when the #3 jersey was retired, and it has subsequently assisted other worthy students in continuing their education. When Hamilton chooses the successful applicant, the student’s academic performance, overall character, participation in athletics or other extracurricular activities, and amount of need are all key factors.
To this day at the arena, I’ll still have individuals come up to me and tell me that they won 20 years ago and how much it helped them, said Hamilton. “I encourage all eligible children to apply because we’ve had some amazing kids earn this prize,” he added. “It’s fantastic when you see that you’ve helped someone advance in life; they always pay it forward and start contributing to the community themselves.
Hamilton, the former captain of the World Hockey Association Edmonton Oilers, was joined by nearly 150 other Oilers Alumni. Hamilton underlined the significance of this even though it was a great time to catch up with and remember old acquaintances.
Al Hamilton Scholarship Winners are Announced by Oilers Alumni
To a maximum of $8,000 over four years, Mackenzie Buchanan and Eyad Mostafa will each receive $2,000 per academic year.
Previous recipients of the Al Hamilton Scholarship: Mackenzie Buchanan of Edmonton, AB and Eyad Mostafa of Vegreville, AB. Al Hamilton, the first captain in Oilers history, excelled as a defender and a leader while donning the “C” for four seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA). Hamilton has constantly given back to the community that supported him during his playing career as a key founding member of the Oilers Alumni Association. The foundation of the scholarship is these fundamental principles.
With a love for math and science, Buchanan will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Alberta while continuing to play basketball and volleyball for fun.
The many thriving athletes, givers, and thinkers in our community, as well as myself, are inspired by Mr. Hamilton’s legacy of athletics, service, and character, according to Buchanan. “The team at home and at school that supported my candidacy made receiving the Al Hamilton Scholarship an honor and privilege feasible.
While relentlessly pursuing his sports goals, Mostafa is passionate about having a great impact on the community. His optimism and drive to take on leadership roles have helped him succeed in various sports and pursue a number of voluntary endeavors.
The Al Hamilton Scholarship Award
Information on the 2023 Al Hamilton Scholarship will be announced in spring 2023.
The Al Hamilton Scholarship Eligibility
Display exemplary academic performance.
Show success in organized sports at a level that is competitive.
Show leadership and involvement in the community.
Additionally, applicants must be Alberta residents who are submitting applications to Canadian post-secondary institutions or vocational technical schools.
Please refer to the application for a complete list of eligibility requirements.