Published on December 20, 2021
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation has signed a three-year pledge with NAIT to provide student athletes in the polytechnic’s men’s and women’s hockey programs with scholarships that will support students to succeed on and off the ice.
“Scholarships like this support our student athletes and allows them to maintain their busy schedule of academics and athletics,” began Jordan Richey, Manager of Athletics Administration at NAIT. “NAIT greatly appreciates the ongoing contributions of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, and we thank them for their generosity.”
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation will also provide the Rod Phillips Sports Broadcasting Scholarship for a student in the Radio and Television program. This scholarship, named after the long-time play-by-play voice of the Edmonton Oilers, Rod Phillips, is available to a second-year student enrolled in Radio and Television at NAIT. It will be awarded based on excellence in academic achievement and is intended for a student with a passion for sports broadcasting.
Both scholarships will run until the 2023-24 season.
“The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is proud to support students and their desire to continue their hockey career while pursuing a post-secondary education,” said Natalie Minckler, Executive Director of the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation.
“The EOCF has been providing students at NAIT scholarship opportunities since 2000, and we look forward to continuing this partnership.”
NAIT looks forward to this continuing partnership, and past winners have had a chance to thank the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation.
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and skilled trades. With 35,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to the provincial economy. NAIT also contributes to Alberta's prosperity by helping business and industry become more competitive with Industry Solutions offered through its Productivity and Innovation Centre, including technology adoption, business and product innovation and industry-driven research. Recognized as one of Alberta's top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.
About the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation
The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation is dedicated to building strong, vibrant and safe communities by demonstrating philanthropic leadership and continues its deep legacy of giving back. Thanks to the generosity of valued hockey fans, Oilers players and alumni, the EOCF Board of Directors, Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) employees and the Katz Family, the Foundation has contributed over $56 million to more than 2,900 charities, community groups and minor hockey programs across Oil Country since 2001.