Mark Nolan Memorial Scholarship

Mark Nolan Scholarship - Provided by Marks parents

Mark pictured with his team mate showing of the universal "we are number one"  symbol, after winning the peewee international tournament.

“When I am gone, remember me with smiles and laughter as that is how I will remember you”

The Mark Nolan Memorial Scholarship was created in 2006 by the past president of FMMHA. Mark’s family made a donation for a memorial scholarship in his name.  The intent of this scholarship is to recognize the accomplishments of graduating U18 Fort McMurray Minor Hockey players.

Who was Mark Nolan

Mark William Nolan was born on June 9, 1982 and was raised in Fort McMurray. His life was tragically taken on October 25, 2005 due to on-site accident at his work place. Mark was an apprentice Crane Operator at the time.

Mark was an all around athlete loving hockey, soccer and golf. As part of minor hockey, his team represented Fort McMurray in the Peewee international tournament in Quebec City. This was a very proud moment for his team and Fort McMurray as they brought home the championship trophy in their division.

Mark loved his family, friends and his dog Shady unconditionally. He had this devilishly handsome grin that would always catch your attention. Mark loved life and lived it to the fullest.

Application Deadline

June 3, 2024



Two annual awards of $500.00


Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident:
  • Be a permanent resident of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo;
  • Have played with the Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association for at least two years including the year of graduation;
  • Be graduating from a local High School;
  • Have a scholastic achievement of 70% or higher in five grade 12 subjects at the 30 or 31 level is required.
  • Have registered and be entering in a first year, full time program of studies in a recognized College Career (including Trades) or University Program in the year immediately following High School Graduation.

Selection Procedure

Applicants must complete the application form in full and provide their transcripts and two reference letters in support of this application.

All applicants will be given a score based on their Grade 12 average and demonstrated leadership and community involvement. The highest ranked applicant will receive the scholarship



The personal information you provide on this form is being collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Alberta.   It will be used by the Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association to help determine successful award applicants.   The Information will be protected in compliance with the Act and will be destroyed after the award selection process.   If you have any questions about the collection and use of this personal Information,  please contact the VP Administration of FMMHA.

    1. All information provided is true and complete and I understand it is subject to audit;
    2. I will be a full-time student at the institution named for the period stated;
    3.I will immediately inform the selection committee in writing if I withdraw from full-time studies before completing a semester of studies

    1. My personal information pertaining to my high school academic record may be released and exchanged by and between Alberta Education and the Selection Committee for the purpose of determining my eligibility for a scholarship;
    2. The Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association will release the name and award value of the nominee if they receive a scholarship.
    3. My personal information pertaining to my post-secondary academic enrolment status may be released and exchanged by and between the educational institution and the Selection Committee for the purpose of determining my eligibility for a scholarship;

    Considering what you know about Mark Nolan, Please describe why you are an appropriate applicant for this scholarship and deserving of such an award.

    Community activities you have been involved in for the last 3 years:

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