November 15, 2019

Ice Hockey Students from the Philadelphia Area Can Earn FREE Four-Year Scholarships to WCU Thanks to Second $500,000 Scholarship-Partnership from Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation AND Goals & Assists

Snider Hockey WCU Scholarship

The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and Goals & Assists Scholarship Fund will provide an additional 100 full scholarship years, including room and board, to Philadelphia-area high school student-athletes, who participated in Snider Hockey programming as children, with a no-cost education at West Chester University. Snider Hockey Program President & CEO Scott Tharp will present a second $500,000 check, bringing their total donation to $1-million and scholarship years to 200, to WCU President Chris Fiorentino during a special ceremony on Tuesday, November 19, at 11 a.m. on the University’s campus in Philips Autograph Library, located in Philips Memorial Building, 700 South High Street in West Chester. Several West Chester University student-athletes who received scholarships from Snider Hockey and Goals & Assists will attend the presentation.

Having gifted $1-million over the course of the past three years, Ed Snider Youth Hockey and the Goals & Assists Program have assured that many of its student-athletes can attend West Chester University for four years tuition free. Currently, 19 Snider Hockey alumni are attending West Chester University on scholarship, including room and board, thanks to this unique program.

How Student Athletes in the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Program May Apply for Consideration for the Fall 2020 Semester

Student athletes who participate in the Ed Snider Youth Hockey program may apply for admission scholarships for the fall 2020 semester. Qualified Snider Hockey students who meet the University’s admission requirements will be granted full four-year scholarships, including tuition, room, and board, through a combination of funding provided by West Chester University, combined with the student’s eligibility for Federal and State grants, as well as other private grant and scholarship funding.

Background About Snider Hockey, Give Back, and the Goals & Assists Foundation

Snider Hockey was created by the late Philadelphia Flyers Chairman Ed Snider in 2005 as his personal commitment to teach children important life lessons. Using the sport of hockey, the mission of Snider Hockey is to build lives and unite communities, helping educate young people to succeed in the game of life. Snider Hockey programs are provided at no cost and are focused on underserved boys and girls who otherwise would not have the opportunity to play, with an emphasis on character development, life skills, fitness, nutrition, and academics.

Both Snider Hockey and Give Back are dedicated to helping inspire and academically motivate young people to excel, despite financial and social challenges. Through a joint venture between these two organizations, the Goals & Assists Foundation was created to provide Snider Hockey participants with the opportunity to attend one of several post-secondary institutions.

West Chester University is proud to join with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and the Give Something Back Foundation in this scholarship effort to support the Philadelphia community. Through this collaboration, Snider Hockey will provide the support necessary for qualified students, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend college, to be successful students and build rewarding careers.

The Goals & Assists Foundation also offers scholarships to the Community College of Philadelphia, Rowan University, the University of Delaware, Elizabethtown College, Kutztown University, University of the Sciences, and Williamson College of the Trades through similar partnerships.

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