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Dairy Farmers Of Ontario Offers Outstanding OHA Members $6,000 Toward Post Secondary Education

ONTARIO-OHA members know first-hand the commitment needed to succeed at a high level on the ice and in the classroom. With this school year providing extra challenges, the hard work put forth by graduating students will be recognized through a bursary program, in partnership with Dairy Farmers of Ontario. The bursary program awards  eight OHA members with $6,000 each for their outstanding commitment to:

    • Community service: the applicant demonstrates “perseverance, originality and heart,” while assisting in building stronger and healthier communities
    • Academics: dedication to their studies and attaining high grades in the classroom
    • Athletics: on-ice success/achievement, as well as a passion for the game of hockey

“Dairy Farmers of Ontario proudly supports OHA members’ aspirations to achieve their goals, on and off the ice,” said Cheryl Smith, Chief Executive Officer at DFO. “Through MilkUP, DFO’s youth lifestyle brand created with youth success in mind, the bursary program will recognize exceptional Ontario youth athletes who demonstrate MilkUP’s values: perseverance, originality and heart.”

“We are very excited to partner with Dairy Farmers of Ontario for the third year on this special bursary program for our OHA members,” said Mark Tuck Executive Director of the OHA. “We understand that in many cases, our members are participating in our programs while balancing academic demands and expectations. The bursary program aligns with the OHA purpose to grow individuals and communities through hockey and our members will benefit immensely from this partnership.”


All applicants must adhere to the following guidelines:

    • The bursary program is open to ALL active OHA members (OJHL, GOJHL, PJHL, ACH, and OEHL) – which includes but is not limited to players, coaches, trainers and officials.
    • Recipient is attending a post-secondary institution in Ontario during the 2024-25 school year
    • Maintain a high standard of academic excellence
    • Active in their local community programs (any community sport or social program)


Candidates must complete the application form below and submit it to the OHA by 8 p.m. on May 6, 2024. Each application will be reviewed by a panel and only the successful recipients will be contacted by the OHA. We wish the best of luck to all applicants.

To apply click here: http://ohahockey.ca


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