Lou Manzione New Jersey 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 female senior and one to a New Jersey high school male senior who are registered members of USA Hockey and participate 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 reside in New Jersey,  are currently registered with USA Hockey, and participate on an AAHA registered travel team without regard to race, sex, religion or financial need.   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 (send via email to fmmgady@gmail.com)
  • Two teacher letters of recommendation (send via email to fmmcgady@gmail.com)
  • 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.  This can include junior colleges, trade schools and the like.



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 have the coach and the two teacher's letters of recommendation sent via email to fmmcgady@gmail.com. 

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

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