The Super Nick Benevolent Scholarship Fund was established in 2017 to help provide an opportunity for every child who wants to play hockey. The Fund honors the memory of Nick DeFelice, a former Hawks player who will always be remembered for his determination, spirit, and love for the sport of hockey. It is designated to provide financial assistance to GLYSA participants that demonstrate a financial need under the provisions of this program.
The Scholarship Fund
Funds donated to GLYSA and designated to the Super Nick Benevolent Scholarship will be used to support the participation of GLYSA participants with demonstrated financial need.
The number of scholarships and the specific levels of assistance will vary based on the specific needs of the applicants and the available funds.
Scholarships are granted on a per season basis. Applicants must reapply each season.
Awards will be at the full discretion of the GLYSA Executive Board of Directors.
All scholarships will be applied as credit to the players GLYSA account and will not be provided as cash.
Criteria for Scholarship
All players that meet the eligibility requirements to play in the GLYSA are eligible to apply for financial assistance.
The applicant must be in good standing with GLYSA.
All applicants must demonstrate financial need.
Applicants must email a confidential financial assistance application to
In the subject line put Super Nick Benevolent Scholarship. Applications can also be mailed to the address below.