The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame provides post-secondary financial support through a number of scholarships. For a history of previous recipients, please go to MBHHF Scholarship History.
Sam Fabro Memorial Scholarship - $1,500
Born in Udine, Italy, Sam Fabro moved to Winnipeg as a child. An all-round athlete he played with the 1941 Memorial Cup winning Winnipeg Rangers and suited up briefly with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was one of the founders and first Chairman of the Manitoba Hockey Players Foundation in 1967 and was a leader in the creation of the Hockey Hall of Fame & Museum in 1985. Fabro was also a huge influence and instrumental builder in more than just hockey.
The Chair of the 1974 Winter and 1978 Summer Games, Fabro was a co-founder of the Manitoba Marathon and Canoeathon and Chair of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. He was President of the Manitoba Baseball Association from 1968 - 1969, Chairman for the Manitoba Games from 1974 - 1978, and vice chairman of the Wildlife Foundation of Manitoba. Ronald A. "Sam" Fabro was admitted to the Order of Canada in 1975 and passed away in January, 2018.
The R. A. "Sam" Fabro Scholarships are awarded to a member of the University of Manitoba Men's and Women's hockey programs. The recipients are selected by the UofM coaches every November from their respective rosters.
2018 Recipients; Women: Erica Rieder Men: Byron Spriggs
Jerry Kruk Memorial Scholarship - $1,000
Jerry was a long time member of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame Board of Directors prior to losing his battle with cancer in 2012. Jerry played his youth hockey in Winnipeg's north end and was a member of the last Winnipeg based team to win the Memorial Cup, the 1957 Winnipeg Braves. Jerry went on to graduate from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Engineering. He was a great contributor to the Winnipeg business community through his association with Intercity Gas Company and later as the CEO of CAA Manitoba.
2018 Recipient; Svan Bazin Pembina Valley AAA Hawks
Application form for Jerry Kruk Scholarship ... click here
Ken "Friar" Nicolson Award - $1,000
The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame is a sponsor of the Ken Friar Nicolson Award. This award is named in honor of long time CJOB radio Winnipeg Jets play-by-play broadcaster Ken Nicolson, who was a tremendous supporter of high school hockey and served on the organization committee for the first two provincial high school championships. The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame presents a $1,000 scholarship to a high school hockey player who is recognized for a combination of excellence in athletics, academics, and community service.
2020 Recipient; Bryson Loewen WC Miller Collegiate, Altona
Application Form : http://www.mhsaa.ca/files/ken-friar-nicholson-award.pdf
or visit the MBHHF website
Sami-Jo Small was a tremendous athlete in high school and represented Canada at 3 Olympic Games, in two of which, Team Canada won gold. She was also a member of 5 World Championship winning teams for Canada and was MHSAA Athlete of the Year and Scholar/Athlete Award winner in 1994, while attending College Jeanne Sauve. The Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame presents the Sami Jo Small Award, a $1,000 scholarship to a female high school hockey player who is recognized for a combination of excellence in athletics, academics, and community service.
2020 Recipient; Corey "Coco" Diamond-Burchuk Kelvin High School
Application Form: http://www.mhsaa.ca/files/sami-jo-small-award.pdf
D'Arcy Bain/Fred Stevenson Award - $750
2020 Recipient; Liam Bachewich Erickson Collegiate
Application Form: D'Arcy Bain/Fred Stevenson Award application
Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame Patrons
Membership is open to all who are interested in promoting the goals and objectives of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. Any person can become a patron of the hall with a donation of $100. We encourage you to support the rich heritage of hockey in Manitoba!