Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, USciences Partner to Offer Scholarships to Philly Students

Published on May 22, 2018

Snider Hockey checkPhiladelphia-area high school student-athletes will be able to receive 100 scholarship years at University of the Sciences, thanks to a $500,000 donation by the Goals & Assists Foundation, a partnership between the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and Give Something Back (Give Back).

Snider Hockey President Scott Tharp and Goals & Assists President Robert Carr presented a $500,000 donation to University of the Sciences President Paul Katz, MD, on Thursday, May 3, in a ceremony on D’Angelo Mall.

The donation, in addition to contributions from USciences’ donors and friends, will allow student athletes who participate in the Ed Snider Youth Hockey program to apply for scholarships for admission starting in fall 2019. Qualified Snider Hockey students who meet the University’s admission requirements will be granted full, four-year scholarships, including tuition, room, and board.

“We use hockey as ‘a hook' to gain and hold the attention of our young people while providing the tools that enable them to successfully matriculate through high school,” said Tharp. “This important partnership with the University of the Sciences will further our support to these deserving students in the next step of their lives — college.”

Both Snider Hockey and Give Back are dedicated to helping inspire and academically motivate young people to excel, despite financial and social challenges. Through a joint venture between these two organizations, the Goals & Assists Foundation was created to provide Snider Hockey participants with the opportunity to attend one of several post-secondary institutions. The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, which was created by the late Philadelphia Flyers Chairman Ed Snider in 2005, mission is to build lives and unite communities. It uses the sport of hockey to help educate young people to succeed in the game of life.

“We are excited to partner with University of the Sciences to make a first-rate college education available to qualified Snider Hockey students,” added Carr. “University of the Sciences consistently ranks as a top school in the region and is recognized for providing a quality education at a great value.”

University of the Sciences is proud to join with the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation and the Give Something Back Foundation in this scholarship effort to support the Philadelphia community, said Dr. Katz. Through this collaboration, we will provide the support necessary for qualified students, who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend college, to be successful students and build rewarding careers.

“We continue to reach out to students in need, specifically students from Philadelphia, to offer the support needed to gain a USciences degree and a pathway to a successful career in science or healthcare,” said Dr. Katz.

USciences graduates rank among the top 10 in the nation for average salary 10 years after enrolling, according to the U.S. Department of Education and 96 percent are employed or accepted to an advanced degree program within six months of graduation.

The Goals & Assists Foundation also offers scholarships to the Community College of Philadelphia, Rowan University, the University of Delaware, West Chester University, Kutztown University, and Williamson College of the Trades through similar partnerships.

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