Thomas F. Walls Youth Hockey Scholarship

Annual scholarship created in loving memory of Thomas F. Walls by his parents, Lee Ann Shafer and Dennis Walls, as well as other family and friends, to support the efforts of the Evansville Youth Hockey Association (EYHA) to develop a competitive and respected hockey program for young men and women and to encourage the highest levels of academic excellence, sportsmanship, and leadership.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduating high school seniors who participate in the Evansville Youth Hockey Association, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale), and provided that the high school ranks its students, be in the top 20% of their graduating class.  Applicants must be planning to pursue post-secondary education at any accredited college, university or technical/vocational school.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on academic achievement, level of participation in the EYHA and/or other high school sports, and evidence of excellent character and leadership skills.  If there are no qualified EYHA applicants, the scholarship may be made available to other graduating high school seniors who are involved in any sport.

Supplemental Requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation – one from a teacher and one from the applicant’s coach – addressing the applicant’s sportsmanship, character, and leadership skills.
  • Official grade transcript.

Award Amount


Application Deadline

February 16, 2018

Application Access Code


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