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Academic Scholarships

The Inner-City Education (ICE) Program provides scholarships for Chicago area grade school, junior high, high school or undergraduate college students seeking to receive a tuition-based education.

 

To be eligible for assistance the student must:

  • be actively playing for a USA Hockey or AAU Hockey sanctioned organization
  • demonstrate financial need
  • maintain a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) on the standard 4.0 scale
  • possess a satisfactory discipline record
  • demonstrate strong personal character

 

Each scholarship recipient must execute an undertaking, which will include a commitment to work or perform community service for a minimum of eighty (80) hours during the summer prior to each and every scholarship year. Parents or guardians are responsible for verifying scholarship recipient performance and authorizing the release of relevant academic and behavioral records to the ICE Scholarship Committee.

 

Hockey Scholarships

While the main focus of the Inner-City Education (ICE) Program is to provide Academic Scholarships, we also provide financial assistance for a limited number of Chicago-area hockey players 18 years of age and under who are in need. To be eligible for assistance the player must meet the same criteria as noted above for Academic Scholarships.

Application Requirements

I'm a New Applicant

I'm a Returning Applicant

New scholarship applicants must complete and mail the following:

 

  • Completed Scholarship Application Form (Download Here)
  • Transcript and discipline records from most recent school.
  • Copies of parent or guardian most recent IRS federal income tax return 1040 or 1040A including supporting tax schedules (if applicable).
  • Supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, or Workers' Compensation.
  • 2-Page Handwritten Essay: Why do you believe you deserve the opportunity to receive the ICE Scholarship?
  • 2-Page Handwritten Essay: Please explain what hockey means to you. This may include why you love the game, why you play, future hockey goals and how hockey has impacted your life.
  • Two (2) signed Teacher Letter of Recommendation Forms from your current teachers:

 

Returning scholarship applicants must complete and mail the following:

 

  • Completed Scholarship Application Form (Download Here)
  • Transcript and discipline records from most recent school.
  • Copies of parent or guardian most recent IRS federal income tax return 1040 or 1040A including supporting tax schedules (if applicable).
  • Supporting documentation for Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, or Workers' Compensation.

 

Deadline Date and Submission

All ICE Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than April 30th each school year.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must mail the completed application form and supporting materials listed in the checklist above to:

 

Inner-City Education Program

c/o Brad Erickson

P.O. Box 64837

Chicago, IL 60664-0837

 

Register for the Hockey Program

Player Registration for the Hockey Program

We are excited for your player to participate in the ICE Program this season. Requirements include registration with USA Hockey and acknowledgment of the waiver of liability, release, assumption of risk and indemnity agreement and the USA Hockey Concussion Information and Acknowledgment. Additionally, the publicity agreement and acknowledgment (photo release) must be signed / acknowledged.

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