Through the generous funding by the children of Rita and James Holding, Bowie Hockey Club is humbled to present the Rita and James Holding Memorial Scholarship Fund.
After her passing, James Holding funded a scholarship for Bowie Hockey players in Rita’s name. His funding provided numerous BHC players the opportunity to play the sport they love. Sadly, his family, the Bowie community and Bowie Hockey Club now mourns his loss; James Holding passed away on July 2, 2018.
Knowing their father’s love for the game and his loyalty to the club where his boys played hockey, Sonny, Johnna, and Rocco Holding have chosen to continue his legacy of assisting others to play ice hockey at Bowie Hockey Club.
The Rita and James Holding Memorial Scholarship Fund is generously provided by Sonny, Johnna, and Rocco Holding in honor of their parents, Rita and James Holding. Rita and James were hockey enthusiasts and Bowie Hockey Club loyalists. Their sons, Sonny and Rocco, played for years at BHC with their parents cheering them on from the stands. Rita was known for her enthusiastic cheers and her penny-filled milk jug noise-maker. James, on the other hand will be remembered for his quiet, yet kind, demeanor.
The fund will award two Bowie Hockey Club players with demonstrated financial need. The player should display exemplary team leadership and outstanding sportsmanship both on and off the ice. The scholarship is in the amount of $500.00.
Applicant must be a registered Travel or Recreational hockey player at the Bowie Hockey Club.
Applicants must submit an essay demonstrating the financial need in addition to providing details regarding their past experiences as an exemplary team leader and outstanding sportsman.
Scholarship recipients may be any age and gender.
Applications will be accepted online starting August 11, 2020 and completed applications must be submitted on or before August 31, 2020 to be considered. Late submissions will not be forwarded to the family for consideration.
Recipients will be notified by email and/or phone on or before September 14, 2020.
This grant is provided by the Snowden Committee and is awarded to a travel player each season who demonstrates the drive and desire required to play ice hockey at a competitive level. The amount of the scholarship is $500.
The Klifford Snowden Memorial grant is generously funded by Judith and Fred Snowden to honor their son, Klifford, a loyal Bowie Hockey Club goalie who was tragically killed in an automobile accident on his way to practice. His dedication to and enthusiasm for his sport was contagious and Klifford will forever be remembered as a positive role model and valued team member.
Applicant must be a registered Travel Hockey player at the Bowie Hockey Club.
Applicant must submit an essay demonstrating financial need in addition to providing details regarding their past experiences as an exemplary team leader and outstanding sportsman.
Scholarship recipient may be any age and gender.
Completed applications must be completed online on or before August 31, 2020 in order to be considered.
Applicants’ most recent coaches may be subsequently contacted by the Award Review Board for recommendations.
Late submissions will not be forwarded to the Award Review Board for consideration.
Scholarship recipient will be notified by email or phone on or before September 14, 2020.