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Canucks Alumni Scholarships

Pat Quinn Classic

Players that participate in the Pat Quinn Classic compete for more than a trophy. There are three $1,000 scholarships annually for participants in the tournament.

The Vancouver Canucks Alumni are a foundational partner in the Pat Quinn Classic. Both the tournament and the scholarships recognize Pat Quinn’s passion for creating leaders on and off the ice, and his unwavering commitment to give back to the community.

Two scholarships are sponsored by the Vancouver Canucks Alumni under the names of Pat Quinn and Cliff Ronning – both Honoured Members of BC Hockey Hall of Fame. The third scholarship is under the name of Kirk McLean. Kirk is an Honoured Member of the BC Hockey Hall of Fame and a member of the Vancouver Canucks Ring of Honour. This scholarship is sponsored by Gary Pooni, of Brook Pooni Associates, and a good friend of McLean and the Vancouver Canucks Alumni.




Applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. Requested personal information
  2. A personal written essay (maximum 1,500 words) outlining why you are a deserving recipient. Topics and discussion points should include some of the following:
    • Who you are as a person – your interests, passions
    • Your academic and education goals
    • Challenges you face in your life
    • How hockey has contributed to your growth and development
    • How you give back to your community
    • Special consideration will be given to applicants that include how Pat Quinn and the Pat Quinn Classic has impacted them
  3. An up-to-date report card or transcript
  4. A reference letter from a leader in your community (principal, coach, faith leader etc.)
  5. OPTIONAL: A video essay (no more than 3 minutes) communicating the above


  • Applicants must have participated in the 2019 Pat Quinn Classic, with their name on at least three game sheets and not received any disciplinary actions throughout the tournament
  • Scholarships can only be used for costs related to post-secondary education
  • Scholarships will be deposited into an RESP and to be used for post-secondary at designated education institutions
  • Applicants can apply each year they participate in the tournament, however, applicants can only receive one scholarship
  • All applicant’s personal information will be kept private. However, some personal details of the scholarship recipients will be made public in marketing and promotional materials
  • Recipients will be required to:
  • Only Canadian residents can receive a scholarship
  • Partially completed applications will not be considered


2018 Recipients