Naismith Basketball Association Student Award
The Naismith Basketball Association is offering one (1) opportunity for a student from Almonte District High School, Carleton Place High School, Notre Dame High School or TR Leger, to receive a one-time award of $1,000 to go towards their first year of post-secondary education.
The award will be given to the graduating student who best represents the values that Dr. James Naismith brought to the game 125 years ago - fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun! The award is only available to students who have been involved in some way with Naismith Basketball during their primary and/or secondary school years (a player, a volunteer, a referee, or a Jr coach). Full eligibility criteria is listed below.
Applicants must meet all of the eligibility criteria at or before the application deadline:
- Must have played or volunteered for a Naismith Basketball team (Almonte or Carleton Place)
- Must be moving on to post-secondary education (copy of acceptance letter will be requested)
- Must have achieved a minimum of 60 hours of community service during their High School years (*updated: 20 hours only required for 2022 due to COVID)
- Must write a brief essay (250-300 words) to describe how they exemplify the values of James Naismith and the sport of Basketball
Application Deadline: Friday, September 2, 2022 by 11:59pm
Review Committee: Applications will be anonymized and reviewed by the Board of Naismith Basketball
Decision Date: Successful applicant will be advised by September 10, 2022
Please complete the application form that follows, and email with attachments to Naismith Registrar
Download Application Form 2022 here.