The Chris Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 2016 by the family of the late Chris Hall (1950 – 2014) to honour his memory and to perpetuate his many achievements in Box and Field Lacrosse. The Victoria Foundation is privileged to hold this fund and to share news of this year’s award of $1,000 to be given to a premier box or field lacrosse player (female or male) currently in Grade 12, that is graduating from a Greater Victoria secondary school and has enrolled in a Canadian or American post-secondary school.
Applications are now open!
This scholarship was created to honour and perpetuate Chris’ outstanding achievement in both Box and Field Lacrosse locally and internationally, and to encourage the continued growth of both games. This scholarship was also developed to recognize and give back to youth and deserving lacrosse players within the Greater Victoria area and to encourage their pursuit of post-secondary education.
Chris’ legacy as a player, coach, leader, mentor, visionary and administrator at local, provincial, national and international levels has grown the game of lacrosse and led to the development of world class lacrosse players from this region. This yearly scholarship was created to reward a premier box or field lacrosse player (female or male) currently in Grade 12, that is graduating from a Greater Victoria secondary school and has enrolled in a Canadian or American post-secondary school.
Chris would be proud to be able to offer young adults support in pursuing excellence in education, sport and life skills. Chris was always very appreciative of philanthropic thinking contributors throughout his own amateur and profession career and he truly recognized the value that sport provides in building strong communities and character people.
As a highly-regarded lacrosse player, coach and builder, Chris achieved so much in his 64 short years. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2012, he continued coaching lacrosse professionally until the end of the season 2014. His final game was coached in April of that year and subsequently he was inducted into the Victoria Sport Hall of Fame, the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame and National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame. To honour and perpetuate his many achievements, the Chris Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund was established at the Victoria Foundation by his family and supported by many players and friends within his lacrosse world.
Selection criteria for the Chris Hall Memorial Scholarship
- Must be currently enrolled as a Grade 12 graduating student
- Can be either female or male and have played premier box or field lacrosse
- Enrolling in a Canadian or American post-seocndary school to pursue further education
- Scholarship awarded following post-secondary acceptance
Applications must include:
- A completed application form
- Proof of registration to a Canadian or United States post-secondary school
- An unofficial transcript for Grade 10 onward
- A personal statement (minimum 250 words) outlining your educational and lacrosse goals
Completed applications are due by May 10, 2017 and the successful recipient will be notified at the end of May. Submit to either one of the following:
- Mail to: Chris Hall Memorial Scholarship, 1891 Hillcrest Ave., Victoria, BC, V8N 2R7
- E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org