Lou Manzione Travel Hockey Player Scholarship

The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association (AAHA), the Atlantic Affiliate of USA Hockey,  is pleased to offer a scholarship program in memory of Lou Manzione (1944-2003) to students who plan to continue their education beyond high school. 

A total of two (2) one thousand dollar ($1,000) non-renewable scholarships are available, one to a New Jersey high school senior and one to a high school senior from Pennsylvania or Delaware who are registered members of USA Hockey and participates on a travel hockey team in the AAHA.

About Lou Manzione

Lou Manzione was a vital part of the AAHA. He was the Vice President for Rules and Regulations for the AAHA for four years and was also the President of the New Jersey Youth Hockey League for over ten years.  He had an active high school coaching career at Hudson Catholic High School (1995-1998) and Toms River High School (1998-2003).  Lou also coached at the Brick Hockey Club travel program as well as for the USA Hockey Festival Program.

Lou's true passion was coaching the high school player.  He hoped to impact player on-ice development and the continuation of the player’s education during and after high school.

 Lou is missed by his wife of 33 years, his three children, and the entire hockey community in the AAHA.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must be high school seniors who are currently registered with USA Hockey without regard to race, sex, religion or financial need and participate on a travel hockey team in the AAHA.   Scholarships are non-renewable and selections made by the Scholarship Committee are final.  Selection will be based on:

  • School transcript which includes grades, GPA and class rank
  • Coach's letter of recommendation
  • Two teacher letters of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, etc.)
  • The application must be accompanied by a typed essay of 500 words or less on “The Value of Travel Hockey to My Personal Development.” 

Announcements of the scholarship awardees will be made in May via the email address included in the application.  Only those applicants selected to receive a scholarship will be notified. 

Each awardee must respond in writing to accept the scholarship by the date in the notification letter. 

The recipient must provide a copy of the letter of acceptance to the school they plan to attend.

Applicants may either submit to the Lou Manzione Scholarship or the USA Hockey High School Player Scholarship, but not both.  Applications submitted to both Scholarship competitions will not be reviewed.

Procedure

Students must complete the on-line application form and upload the following documents as attachments.  Each document must be labeled with your First and Last Name and document type (i.e. Jim Smith-Transcript; Jim Smith-Essay).  

Submitted applications that are not in compliance with these instructions will not be reviewed. 

  • Transcript
  • Headshot photo in .jpg format (to be used in the announcement if selected)
  • Essay (typed)
  • Students must provide a travel team coach and two teachers with the link found on the Scholarship webpage to submit a letter of recommendation on their behalf.

The deadline for submission of applications and letters of recommendation is March 1st.

Applicants may either submit to the Lou Manzione Scholarship or the USA Hockey High School Player Scholarship, but not both.  Applications submitted to both Scholarship competitions will not be reviewed.

Questions may be directed to: fmmcgady@gmail.com with a copy to info@aahahockey.org.