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* NEW * The Linda Ostryzniuk Scholarship for Officials

The Linda Ostryzniuk Memorial Scholarship for Officials

Linda Ostryzniuk lived from December 1968 to January 2022.

Linda was a fixture in the rinks of Regina whether it was as a fan, a minor official, a player, a volunteer, or an on-ice official. Her smiling face and positive attitude are sorely missed.

Linda joined ringette as a youngster in Alberta, but continued her involvement when she moved to Saskatchewan, playing for decades from the competitive level to Open C. She was also very involved in her daughter Anya’s teams throughout the years and a proud supporter of her son Tim’s hockey and ringette, as well.

In 2010, Linda decided to join the officiating ranks with her daughter. Since Tim also officiated hockey, they were a family of stripes. Linda was always willing to help out and make sure games were covered, often reffing over 20 games a month. She quickly moved up the ranks, obtaining her Level 3 and was selected to officiate in numerous Provincials and two Western Canadian Ringette Championships. In addition, she received Ringette Saskatchewan’s Senior Official of the Year award in 2018-2019.  

Linda was a mentor for countless younger officials, considered by many their secondary rink mom. Her positivity and humour were appreciated by players, coaches, and her fellow officials. She not only helped develop, support, and guide on the ice, but instructed officiating clinics and served as the ROAR president for three years.

In honour of Linda, the Regina Ringette Association is providing one (1) $500 scholarship to an active official enrolled as a student in a post-secondary institution. Selection will be based on ringette officiating involvement and academic achievement.

To be eligible for The Linda Ostryzniuk Memorial Scholarship for Officials, you must:

  • Be registered with Regina Ringette Association as an official during the full season of application
  • Have been registered with the Regina Ringette Association for at least one previous full season in addition to the current playing season, and
  • Be attending an approved Saskatchewan post-secondary institution as a full-time or part-time student (taking a minimum of 3 classes/9 credit hours)
    OR
    Be registered to attend an approved Saskatchewan post-secondary institution for the Fall semester of this year (same minimum class load applies)
    • Current high school students are eligible to apply

 

Applicants become ineligible after reaching $1,000 of funding under this program.

Applications must include the following:

  • The completed and signed RRA Scholarship Application Form: PDF / Word doc
  • Proof of enrolment in an approved Saskatchewan post-secondary institute
  • A transcript of marks and/or proof of standing for the last completed year/semester of education
  • Two letters of reference, one of which must be from within the ringette community
  • A photo for publication (to be used if selected)
  • A resume with a brief outline of:
    • The benefits of their ringette involvement
    • Extracurricular activities, and
    • Community involvement

 

Email completed applications, including ALL supporting documents, to our Vice President.

Applications must be received by the Regina Ringette Scholarship Selection Committee by April 30.  The Scholarship Selection Committee will use the following selection criteria to determine the scholarship recipients: Scholarship Selection Criteria Guidelines

 

Regina Ringette Association Scholarship

The Regina Ringette Association provides up to four (4) $500 scholarships to registered Regina Ringette Association members enrolled as students in a post secondary institution.  Selection will be based on Ringette involvement and academic achievement.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be registered with the Regina Ringette Association as a player, coach/manager/trainer, or ROAR official during the full season of application
  • have been registered with the Regina Ringette Association for at least one previous full season in addition to the current playing season, and
  • be attending a post-secondary institution as a full-time or part-time student (taking a minimum of 3 classes/9 credit hours).
  • Current high-school students ARE eligible for this scholarship. (Must be enrolled in a post-secondary institution as a full-time or part-time student )

Applicants become ineligible after reaching $1,000 of funding under this program.  Applications must include the following:

  • The completed & signed application form – RRA Scholarship Application Form    PDF   Word doc
  • Proof of their enrolment in an approved Saskatchewan post-secondary institute
  • A transcript of marks and/or proof of standing for the last completed year/semester of education
  • Two letters of reference, one of which must be from within the Ringette community
  • A photo for publication (to be used if selected)
  • A resume with a brief outline of:
    • the benefits of their Ringette involvement
    • extracurricular activities, and
    • community involvement

Email completed applications, including ALL supporting documents, to our Vice President.

Applications must be received by the Regina Ringette Scholarship Selection Committee by April 30, 2022.  The Scholarship Selection Committee will use the following selection criteria to determine the scholarship recipients.  Scholarship Selection Criteria Guide

Information regarding additional Ringette scholarships can be found on the Ringette Saskatchewan website as well as the Ringette Canada website.


U19AA Bandits Ringette Scholarship

Scholarship Intent
This scholarship is meant to encourage young players to work to achieve excellence in the sport of Ringette. Annually, it should go to a player that has, over the course of his/her career, put forth the greatest effort to reach his/her potential in the sport. Funding is in place for a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded at the end of each season.

Scholarship Eligibility
To be eligible for the scholarship the potential recipient must be playing for the U19AA Bandits in the current year. Recipients are only eligible to win this scholarship once in his/her career. Scholarship awards are for players registered at an accredited Saskatchewan post-secondary institution. Scholarship recipients cannot be related to anyone on the selection committee.

Scholarship Selection Committee
The selection committee will be made up of the following individuals.

  1. A Member of the current Bandits U19AA bench staff
  2. A neutral member of the Regina Ringette Board (Vice President, U19 Commissioner, etc.)
  3. A second neutral member of the Regina Ringette Board

Scholarship Application Process

  1. To apply for the scholarship, applicants will write a letter to the selection committee. In the body of the letter, the applicant will answer the question “What is the significance of ringette in your life? Consider the past, present and future.” As well as in his/her own words indicate why he/she should be considered for this scholarship and any other information you wish to share to enhance the application.
  2. Applicant will include letters of reference from ringette sources: (max. 5)
    • Coaches vouching for consistent and sustained effort to achieve ringette excellence
    • Contribution to team excellence on and off the ice
    • Evidence of working to make his/her team experience as good as possible through inclusive, positive behavior towards team mates.
  3. Applicant will outline, in point form, his/her playing history to date. (the number of years in A/AA will be considered)
  4. Applicant will outline, in point form, his/her ringette-community involvement:
    • Refereeing experience and credentials
    • Coaching experience and credentials
    • Skills / mentorship training experience and credentials
  5. Applicant will outline, in point form, evidence of effort to achieve the highest level of competence in ringette. This could include, but is not limited to:
    • Offseason training regimen, participation in complimentary sports, participation in Team SK or Team Canada evaluation programs, participation in ringette skills and development programs.
  6. Applicant is required to submit proof of enrollment at an accredited Saskatchewan post-secondary institution.

 

Scholarship Evaluation Criteria
Application evaluations will be done based on five criteria, each of which will be given equal weighting. They are as follows:

  • 30% Application letter to Selection Committee
  • 10% Letters of reference
  • 20% A/AA Playing history
  • 20% Ringette-community involvement
  • 20% Effort to achieve excellence

The application letter will be evaluated with the following rubric:

  • 5 ‐ 4 Pts
    • Personal statement is well-written with detailed answers that are thoughtful and focused
    • Application highlights the current circumstances in the applicant’s life that support the need for this scholarship
    • Application provides insight into the applicant’s character, strengths, and educational goals
  • 3 ‐ 2 Pts
    • Personal statement is well-written/thoughtful but it could have been more focused/in-depth
    • Application highlights the current circumstances in the applicant’s life that support the need for this scholarship
    • Application provides insight into the applicant’s character, strengths, and educational goals
  • 1 Pt
    • Personal statement is not as well-written or as in-depth as it could have been with answers to questions that were not well thought out
    • The applicant could have put more thought and effort into explaining the current personal circumstances that support the need for this scholarship
    • Application provides some insight into the applicant’s character, strengths, and educational goals
  • 0 Pts
    • Personal statement is poorly written, doesn’t completely answer questions, demonstrates a lack of effort and focus
    • The applicant did not explain why this scholarship is needed
    • Application provides very limited insight, if any, insight into the applicant’s character, strengths, and educational goals

The remaining application criteria will be evaluated with the following rubric:

  • 5–Outstanding–All of the applicant’s application materials exemplify superior or exceptional characteristics that contribute to the specific criterion.
  • 4–Excellent–The applicant’s application materials illustrate extremely strong, but not exceptional, characteristics contributing to the standard. (the reviewer may have a reservation, but there are redeeming features to compensate for or outweigh the reservations)
  • 3–Strong–The applicant’s application materials demonstrate strong characteristics; however, the reviewer may have reservations.
  • 2–Average–While the applicant’s application materials are satisfactory, the reviewer may have major reservations. (certain evaluation characteristics related to the criterion are not present)
  • 1–Below Average–The applicant’s application lacks certain requested materials. The materials present are not satisfactory.
  • 0–Weak–The applicant’s application is considerably incomplete with inadequate materials present.

For the 0-5 rating sections, you may assign a score that includes up to two decimal points. This is not necessary, but permissible.

Scholarship applications must be post-dated by April 30, 2022.
Scholarship will be awarded June 1, 2022.

Send completed applications to:

Ringette Canada Scholarships

Ringette Canada provides three awards / scholarships each year.
Visit Ringette Canada’s website to apply. 
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