Naismith Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Naismith Basketball Association Student Award


The Naismith Basketball Association is offering one (1) opportunity for a student from Almonte District High School, or Carleton Place High School, or Notre Dame High School in Carleton Place, 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
  • 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, May 17, 2019 by 11:59pm

Review Committee:     Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Naismith Basketball

Decision Date:            Successful applicant will be advised on or before June 1, 2019


Please complete the application form that follows, and email with attachments to:  


 Application Form 2019



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