TPH Academy is thrilled to announce the launch of the TPH Impact Player Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting TPH Academy’s core purpose of advancing - in and beyond the game - the next generation of Impact Players. The Foundation will provide scholarships and financial support to US-based student-athletes and their families across a range of focus areas.
“Through the Impact Player Foundation, we seek to remove financial barriers for student-athletes and their families to pursue their dreams," shared TPH Impact Player Foundation President Jacqueline Keeso, who originally developed the idea for the Foundation and turned it into a reality. "We are proud to be able to offer these scholarships and support to those who demonstrate a commitment to bettering themselves both in and beyond the game. The Foundation will help more student-athletes experience TPH Academy’s Study, Train, Play development model, which will in turn advance the next generation of impact players.”
The Foundation will initially award six different scholarships:
The Academic Merit scholarships will be awarded to student-athletes who have shown outstanding commitment to their academics. This is not necessarily the student with the highest GPA, but rather a student-athlete who has gone above and beyond to accomplish their academic goals.
The Athletic Merit scholarships will be awarded to athletes who have excelled in their sport as a result of hard work, perseverance, and dedication. This student-athlete is a leader in his or her sport and inspires others with their dedication to athletic excellence.
Scholarships based on Financial Need will be granted on a case-by-case basis. These awards will be given to outstanding student-athletes who require financial assistance to attend a TPH Academy.
The TK National Leadership Award will be awarded to student-athletes who are dedicated to their academic studies, exude a tremendous amount of leadership both in their sport and in their community, and stand up for what is right. The award is named in honor of Major Thomas E Kennedy, who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan on August 8, 2012. Major Kennedy was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a varsity defenseman on the Black Knight Ice Hockey team. He was a dedicated student-athlete, a cherished leader amongst his fellow soldiers, and an outspoken advocate for those who needed a helping hand.
The Nathan Bowen Captain’s Scholarship will be awarded to student-athletes who have demonstrated leadership as captains of their sports teams. The award recognizes TPH’s founder Nathan Bowen, who continues to lead in TPH’s commitment to holistic development. Bowen was himself consistently a team captain from minor hockey up to NCAA hockey, and is especially proud of TPH’s track record of developing future captains as well. He credits his parents Dave and Gail Bowen for instilling the value of hard work and passion for serving others.
The Girls in the Game Scholarship will be awarded to female student-athletes who demonstrate a commitment to bettering themselves both in and beyond the game. This scholarship will assist in supporting and growing girls’ sports, which is an initiative that TPH is deeply committed to.
If you are interested in learning more about the TPH Impact Player Foundation, or would like to donate to the foundation scholarship fund, please visit us at TPHAcademy.com/TPH-Impact-Player-Foundation. For information on corporate sponsorship and donation opportunities, please contact TPH Impact Player Foundation President, Jacqeline Keeso, at firstname.lastname@example.org.