SMBA John Dewar ScholarshipUpdated Thursday January 5, 2017 by Saskatoon Minor Basketball.
SMBA John Dewar Scholarship
A program sponsored by the Saskatoon Minor Basketball Association
in memory of John Dewar; His passion for the game of basketball,
along with his longstanding commitment to education and
John Dewar was a great ambassador for the game of basketball, but a bigger supporter of value
added education along with community involvement and support. John was a long standing member
on the SMBA board, long time coach and mentor, and a friend to the Saskatoon basketball
In his memory, The SMBA John Dewar Scholarship Program will provide two $500 scholarships to a
male and female athlete who has previously played in SMBA, who is currently playing high school
basketball in Saskatoon in their Grade 12 year, and moving forward with post-secondary education.
The intent of the program is to provide financial assistance for an athlete with commitment to further
education, and to assist in their transition into further education moving to their career.
In application for the scholarship, the successful recipients should focus on their long term educational
plans, but have also been involved in their community in various ways either through high school or
other outside activities.
Students can apply by essay (minimum one page) or video, presenting their educational plans for their
future. The focus should be about their involvement in high school activities and/or volunteer
experiences, including their plans for involvement in community into the future. As well, the
information provided to SMBA should confirm their playing in the league. As part of the application
procedure, the athlete's high school coach will be required to write a recommendation of a few
paragraphs in support.
Both student and high school documents should be submitted in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted from March 1, 2017 to July 30, 2017.
Recognition of the successful recipients will occur in the 2017-2018
school year, once enrolment and
attendance in a post secondary educational institution is confirmed during the school year. If there are
any questions or inquiries, please contact the SMBA office at the above listed email address, or at (306) 343-1832.
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