About the Hockey Funds

The John Carter “High Five” Youth Hockey Fund

This fund was created in 1996 by former Boston Bruin and Ice Cat John Carter and his friends. They recognized that many interested and talented youth are prevented from participating in ice hockey due to financial constraints. Scholarships are awarded to players on District 7 (Worcester County) teams.

The Christopher J. Paskell Memorial Fund

Christopher Paskell was only twelve when he died in an accident in 2003. His family and friends created this fund to honor his life and his enjoyment of hockey.  Scholarships are awarded to players on District 7 (Worcester County) teams, with preference to residents of Grafton, Holden, Northbridge, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sutton and West Boylston.

Assistance for Youth Hockey Members

These Funds provide financial assistance to low-income youth, ages 5 to 17, to participate in team hockey in District 7 in Central Massachusetts. Families may request up to $200 per youth to assist with the costs of league fees, hockey instruction and equipment. A typical scholarship is $50 to $100, and unfortunately, we are not able to award scholarships to every applicant due to limited funds. The Scholarship Committee chooses award recipients based upon the greatest financial need and the duration of the applicant's participation in youth hockey.

Awards are paid directly to the player's Youth Hockey Association and are restricted for the selected player. The application process and awards are strictly confidential.


Families must submit an application by 5:00 p.m. on September 15, 2014

Applications may be mailed, faxed or emailed to the foundation. Decisions will be made within 30 days. All applicants will be notified by mid-October of the results of their application.

Application Form

Click here for the 2014 Hockey Scholarship Application.  The foundation will also email the application form to all Youth Hockey Associations in District 7 to share with their players.

Please mail your completed application to:  Beckley Schowalter, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, 370 Main Street #650, Worcester MA 01608.

Contact:  Beckley Schowalter