MATTHEW CAMPBELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Seattle Pride Hockey Association understands and recognizes how cost prohibitive our sport is, and more so, how expensive it can be to attend a hockey tournament. To make the Seattle Pride Classic as inclusive as possible – in 2022, SPHA introduced the Matthew Campbell Memorial Scholarship, powered by HockeyWolf, to decrease economic barriers to participating and increase the opportunity to play in the Seattle Pride Classic 2024.

Who is Matthew Campbell?

It is our distinct pleasure to invite anyone with a need who wishes to attend and play in the Seattle Pride Classic 2024 to apply for the Matthew Campbell Memorial Scholarship.

Photo of Matthew Campbell wearing a Letterkenny Irish jersey

SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED

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IMPORTANT DATES

FEB 12

Tournament registration opens (LGBTQ+) & scholarship application opens at 8 AM PT

FEB 19

Tournament registration opens to everyone.

MAR 11

Scholarship Application closes to the public at 12:00 AM PT.

MAR 12 - 29

SPHA Scholarship Committee reviews all Scholarship Applications and determines selections.

MAR 31

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance or denial & advised of next steps.

APR 5

Due date when Applicants must accept (or deny) their selection into the program.

Apr 5 - Jun 7

Ongoing planning and preparations 'til Seattle Pride Classic 2024.

WHAT’s COVERED

REGISTRATION DUES

For those selected, registration dues are covered 100%.

MEALS

Each recipient will receive a meals stipend to cover food for the weekend.

BUS/TRAIN

If you need transportation to/from KCI, reimbursement of bus or train service.

HOTEL

For those selected that live greater than 55-miles from KCI (or live out of state), a shared hotel room is provided up to 2-3 nights.

APPLICATION TIPS

  • If you intend to participate in Seattle Pride Classic 2024 regardless of selection to the scholarship program, assuming you have the resources to do so, we encourage you to register & pay in conjunction with the scholarship application. If you do not register and are ultimately not selected for the scholarship program, we cannot guarantee that there will be remaining spots in the tournament by mid-April when the selection process is completed.
  • If selected as a scholarship recipient, you’ll receive information on how to accept your award.
    • If you didn’t register for the tournament, you will be given a registration link to begin the registration process at no cost.
    • If you previously registered for the tournament and are selected as a scholarship recipient, we will refund your registration dues, excluding any apparel, namebar or merchandise purchased. (Note: credit cards may have additional charges or interest fees that will not be refunded).
  • If not selected as a scholarship recipient:
    • If you previously registered for the tournament, then you have already secured your spot, and no action will be necessary.
    • If you did not register for the tournament, you may not have a spot (assuming the tournament is sold out by this point), but we will send information on alternative ways you can still get involved.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The scholarship will be evaluated on the responses to three questions based on our pillars. For more details on our Pillars, please visit Our Pillars.

If you are unable to pay for the registration dues in advance (we recognize that reality, which is the intent of this scholarship program), we cannot guarantee you a spot within the tournament. To secure your spot in the tournament regardless of your selection, we encourage you to register for the tournament during the most applicable window that applies to you.

  • If selected as a scholarship recipient, you’ll receive information on how to accept your award.
    • If you didn’t register for the tournament, you will be given a registration link to begin the registration process at no cost.
    • If you previously registered for the tournament and are selected as a scholarship recipient, we will refund your registration dues, excluding any apparel, namebar or merchandise purchased. (Note: credit cards may have additional charges or interest fees that will not be refunded).
  • If not selected as a scholarship recipient:
    • If you previously registered for the tournament, then you have already secured your spot, and no action will be necessary.
    • If you did not register for the tournament, you may not have a spot (assuming the tournament is sold out by this point), but we will send information on alternative ways you can still get involved.

No, it is a merit-based scholarship that will be awarded to participants based on embodying the pillars of the organization. For more details on our pillars, please visit Our Pillars.

  1. Monday, February 12, 8:00 AM PT: Matthew Campbell Memorial Scholarship applications open.
  2. Monday, March 11, 12:00 AM PT (the evening of Sunday, March 10): Matthew Campbell Memorial Scholarship applications close.
  3. The SPHA Scholarship Committee will review applications as soon as Monday, March 11.
  4. Applicant’s will receive information on their application (either acceptance or denial) no later than Sunday, March 31.
  5. Those selected will have until Friday, April 5, 11:59 PM PT to accept their award into the program.
    1. Those selected who do not accept by this date and time will be assumed to have denied their acceptance and their spot will be given to the next qualified individual.
  6. From April 5 onwards, we will provide information related to the Matthew Campbell Memorial Scholarship, including meal stipend, hotel reservations and transportation, as applicable, to those selected.

We understand that there are participants who will want to play even if not selected for the Matthew Campbell Memorial Scholarship. If you have the resources, we encourage you to register for the tournament in conjunction with the scholarship application. If you are awarded into the program, we will refund your registration dues. If you registered and paid in advance, and are not selected for the program, your spot is guaranteed and no action necessary. If you ended up not registering and are not selected for the program, assuming the tournament is sold out, we encourage you to register as a volunteer so you can still be part of the experience

Yes! All persons selected to the scholarship program will be required to provide 3 – 5 hours of volunteer service at the tournament per day (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Volunteer schedules will be released once teams are drafted and will be worked around your teams’ schedule.

The decisions of the SPHA Scholarship Committee are final and there is no appeals process. We hope to continue offering this program in future programs and tournaments and encourage you to apply again.

 

Yes, all benefits received will generate a 1099-MISC (US residents) or W-8 BEN (Canada residents). Every US applicant is required to submit an IRS Form W-9 for use if they are selected and receive benefits. Please consult a tax professional for further questions.

Matthew Campbell was diagnosed with a very rare stage four metastasized Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor sarcoma with a dismal prognosis at the young age of 23. Matthew’s treatment brought him to Seattle to be closer to family and he quickly joined the Greater Seattle Hockey League and was very excited to join and help with the newly formed Seattle Pride Hockey Association. He had a personal interest in helping further the organization in between intense chemo treatments. Mostly, Matthew was interested in spreading kindness with inclusivity for all, as well as his lifelong passion for the game of hockey and continuing to live a very full life and giving back to others. Matthew fought with all he had for just one more minute with those he loved, but took his last breath on April 19, 2020, at the age of 24, in the arms of his family and the love of his life. In his name and memory, we want to recognize the legacy and impact that Matthew has forever left behind. Please visit https://www.seattlepridehockey.org/community/matthew/ to read more about Matthew Campbell.

HockeyWolf is rooted in the Pacific Northwest, with locations in Northgate, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Bellevue, and Missoula, Montana. HockeyWolf believes in providing access to hockey for everyone and helped us bring this scholarship program to life to give applicants an opportunity to play in a tournament that they may not otherwise have the resources or access to do so.

APPLICATION

The application process will open on Monday, February 12 at 8 AM PT.

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