Seafest Jim Ciccone Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Challenge Bursary
The Prince Rupert Special Events Society is sponsoring one $500.00 bursary to Charles Hays Secondary School of School District 52 annually, as funds allow. The funds are a result of the Jim Ciccone Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Challenge that is held annually during the Seafest community festival.
This bursary is in respect of Jim Ciccone’s contribution of volunteering for his community. The Jim Ciccone Civic Centre was named in his memory in 1996 in recognition to his long and outstanding service to recreation, his service as an elected alderman (City Councillor), as a director on the board of the All Native Basketball Tournament, and his many fine achievements as a homegrown athlete and coach. Jim Ciccone was born in Prince Rupert in 1952 and graduated from Prince Rupert Secondary School. He received provincial honours as a basketball player for the Rainmakers and went on to play basketball for the Simon Fraser Clansmen.
The candidate must be a graduating student from Charles Hays Secondary School in the current year.
The candidate must have been an active player of a senior Charles Hays Secondary School basketball team during grades 10, 11 or 12, or be an active player of a City of Prince Rupert basketball league in their graduating year.
The candidate must have volunteered for a minimum of two (2) community festivals organized by the Prince Rupert Special Events Society in the previous 12 months. The amount of volunteering time will determine which student will be selected to receive this bursary.
The Prince Rupert Special Events Society will confirm the candidate’s volunteering with the community festivals to the CHSS bursary committee prior to the student’s selection.
The candidate must write a paragraph and include it with their application, expressing what basketball has meant to them, what their most memorable game was and why, and why they would like to receive this bursary.
The selected student must request to receive the bursary within sixteen months of graduation, by November 1st of the year following their Grade 12 graduation. Example: Graduate of June 2016, the latest you can request your bursary is November 01, 2017.
The student must request that their recognized accredited post-secondary education facility send their confirmation of the student’s registration and also proof of the student’s attendance of a minimum of 30 days. This information must be sent directly from the post-secondary education facility to the address below. This is required before monies will be distributed.
Eligible students may apply for this award by completing and submitting the general application form provided in this CHSS booklet.