Thomas F. Walls Youth Hockey Scholarship

Annual scholarship created in loving memory of Thomas F. Walls by his parents, Lee Ann Shafer and Dennis Walls, as well as other family and friends, to support the efforts of the Evansville Youth Hockey Association (EYHA) to develop a competitive and respected hockey program for young men and women and to encourage the highest levels of academic excellence, sportsmanship, and leadership.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating seniors of any accredited Vanderburgh County high school, with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), who have participated in the Evansville Youth Hockey Association or have participated in an IHSAA sanctioned sport. Applicants must be planning to pursue post-secondary education at any accredited college, university or technical/vocational school. Preference will be given to students who have participated in the Evansville Youth Hockey Association.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on academic achievement, level of participation in the EYHA and/or other high school sports, and evidence of excellent character and leadership skills.

Supplemental Requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation – one from a teacher and one from the applicant’s coach – addressing the applicant’s sportsmanship, character, and leadership skills.
  • Official grade transcript.

Award Amount


Application Deadline

February 20, 2021

Application Access Code


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