JAMES CLANCY

EDUCATIONAL FUND

Post-secondary educational college scholarships for Spokane-area hockey players.

How to Apply

Awardees are chosen yearly, before each hockey season.

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FILL OUT APPLICATION

Printed or electronically, fill the fields of the application to the best of your ability.

MAIL IT TO US

The selection committee will review all applications postmarked by October 31st.

Our Address

NELS VENERUS HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
P.O. Box 48073
SPOKANE, WA 99228

When to Send

Mailed applications must be postmarked (sent in mail) by October 31st for the following season.

Who Can Apply?

Any youth hockey player in the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene area.

We consider a wide variety of circumstances in determining awardees including:

  • Family situations
  • Medical emergencies
  • Educational needs
  • Other situations resulting in financial adversity
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The Story of the James Clancy Educational Fund

Like Nels, many community members will remember Jim for his generosity, operating Clancy’s Produce in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood for 20 years, and insisting that 100% of the receipts from the produce stand be given to charity.

Nels and Jim were close friends for many years. The community lost both too early. Nels in 2011 and Jim in 2012. Both committed their lives to help those less fortunate. Because of their friendship and shared passion, and on behalf of Jim’s family, the James Clancy Fund was formed under the Nels Venerus Hockey Scholarship Foundation.

Postmark application by October 31st
Wide variety of circumstances considered
Image for James Clancy Scholarship Fund

The Story of the James Clancy Educational Fund

Like Nels, many community members will remember Jim for his generosity, operating Clancy’s Produce in Spokane’s West Central neighborhood for 20 years, and insisting that 100% of the receipts from the produce stand be given to charity.

Nels and Jim were close friends for many years. The community lost both too early. Nels in 2011 and Jim in 2012. Both committed their lives to help those less fortunate. Because of their friendship and shared passion, and on behalf of Jim’s family, the James Clancy Fund was formed under the Nels Venerus Hockey Scholarship Foundation.

Postmark application by October 31st
Wide variety of circumstances considered

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I qualify for a scholarship?

When applying for a scholarship, your chances depend on several factors. We encourage anyone with financial need to apply, promising to do our best to support those who truly need it. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Spokane-Coeur d'Alene youth hockey players by providing financial assistance during difficult times. Reach out to us without hesitation to apply for a scholarship.

Upon donation, where does my money go?

Rest assured that your donation will directly make an impact on young hockey players in our area. By generously contributing, you support all funds equally, ensuring that financial assistance reaches those who truly need it. We are a not-for-profit, charitable organization. The board and staff are all volunteers, and almost every dime donated goes to scholarships.

What do the scholarships cover?

Each fund has a different focus. The Nels Venerus Grant Fund and Preston Palanio Memorial Fund focus on covering a wide range of hockey-related expenses like gear, pay-to-play fees, etc.

The James Clancy Educational Fund provides financial assistance for older youth players seeking a traditional post-secondary education.

Who should apply?

We award need-based scholarships. We are here to assist those who truly require financial support. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Spokane-area youth hockey players facing financial adversity. Apply today and we can help make a difference in your hockey journey.

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