Lou Manzione Scholarship

$1,000Award Amount
2Number of Awards
2/1/2023Submission Deadline

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The Atlantic Amateur Hockey Association (AAHA) runs the Atlantic affiliate of USA Hockey. AAHA offers the Lou Manzione Scholarship in honor of a beloved leader and coach who was passionate about helping players excel. The scholarship helps students fund their post-high school studies.

The annual scholarship awards $1,000 to two high school seniors. Seniors must be registered with USA Hockey and plan to attend an institution of higher learning. One award goes to a student from New Jersey, while the other goes to a student in Delaware or Pennsylvania.

Applicants are required to fill out an application form and write a 500-word essay. A high school transcript is also required. Two teacher recommendations and a coach recommendation are to be submitted.

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Lou Manzione Scholarship Timeline

January 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on January 1.

February 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on February 1.

March 2023

Awards Announcement Date

Winners are announced on March 15. Winners must accept the scholarship in writing by March 30.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: High School Senior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Grade transcript
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letters
  • Standardized Test Scores

How to ace the Lou Manzione Scholarship


Inform your recommenders early

Give the recommendation forms to your coach and two teachers early on. This will give them ample time to fill it out. Remember to also give them a stamped self-addressed envelope to make it easier for them to mail it once they’re done.


Collect your transcript early

Make sure to pick up your transcript from your school early. Ensure that it shows your grades, class ranking, SAT scores, and GPA. Doing this early will help you focus on writing the essay and ensure that you avoid any last-minute hiccups.


Create an essay outline

Take some time to reflect on how playing hockey has contributed to your growth as an individual. Jot down those ideas and organize them into an essay outline. As you do so, make sure you arrange them in a way that gives an organic flow to your essay.


Review your essay

Once you’ve written your essay following the outline, it’s time to polish it. Reread the essay and rewrite any sections that may seem ambiguous. Check it for grammatical and spelling errors. Seek feedback from a few friends on how to improve the essay. Remember to schedule reviewing sessions at least three days apart.

How the Lou Manzione Scholarship is Judged

Applications are judged based on the academic merit, commitment, and diligence of applicants. Reflections on the impact of hockey on the applicant’s personal development should be clear. Judges seek a well-rounded student with character, academic achievement, and dedication to the sport.

Why We Love the Lou Manzione Scholarship


Seniors enrolling at any university can apply

Eligible high school seniors can apply regardless of the university they’ll join.


Students joining any university program are eligible

All eligible students can apply regardless of their fields of study.


Students joining trade schools are eligible

Students who want to join trade schools are also eligible for the scholarship.

5 Facts About Lou Manzione Scholarship


Named after Lou Manzione

This scholarship is named in honor of Lou Mazione who devoted his life to ice hockey coaching and supporting students to complete their education beyond high school.


Manzione’s life-long devotion

Manzione served as vice president of the District for Rules and Regulations for four years and was president of the New Jersey Youth Hockey League for over 10 years.


It’s a one-time award

The scholarship program is a one-time award and is not subject to renewal.


Acceptance letter required

Recipients are to provide a copy of the letter of acceptance to the school they plan to attend before the monetary award is issued.


Awards distribution

Recipients are celebrated and awarded at the annual meeting of the Atlantic District.

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