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GARY DINEEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Gary Dineen Legacy understands that youth hockey requires a significant financial and time commitment from families, many of whom do not have the means to participate at the highest level of amateur hockey in New England. For those families that require additional financial assistance, Mass/Conn United offers a “needs based” scholarship in the form of the Gary Dineen Legacy-sponsored Gary Dineen Memorial Scholarship Fund. Applications are submitted to and reviewed by an independent committee. Awarded funds are applied against player participation fees up to a maximum of 50% of the season’s total tuition. Criteria considered as part of the review process includes financial need, academic record, community service and the player’s positive contributions to his/her team and the organization.

For the 2016-'17 season, the Gary Dineen Memorial Scholarship Fund provided nearly $15,000 in financial assistance to players in the New England Jr. Falcons program.

If you are interested in supporting the GDMSF, please visit our Donations page.


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Purpose: To provide needs-based financial assistance to players in the Mass/Conn United organization.

Eligibility: Any player registered with the Connecticut Jr. Huskies, Hartford Jr. Wolfpack, Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds or New England Jr. Falcons.

Awarding of Funds: The awarded funds will be credited to the players account via the Gary Dineen Memorial Scholarship Fund. The maximum award is 50% of tuition.

Qualifications: The Gary Dineen Memorial Scholarship Fund committee will consider the following:

  • Financial Need
  • Academic Record
  • Community Service
  • The player conducting himself in a manner that contributes positively to the Mass/Conn United organization.

Document Requirements:

  • Completed application
  • Last two years of Federal income tax returns. (Single joint return for parents, or separate returns for both parents)
  • Transcript of the players grades for the last two academic years.
  • Short letter (1-2 typed pages) discussing the players’ positive characteristics in hockey, academics and the community. The letter should also discuss the basis of the financial need.

The Committee will accept both Early Decision and Regular Decision applications. The Early Decision deadline is 3/17/2017 and the Regular Decision deadline is 4/14/2017.

All complete Early Decision applications will be processed by 3/31/2017, allowing families time to evaluate 2017-'18 tuition obligations prior to the respective team's commitment meeting.  Regular Decision applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with decisions made prior to June 2, 2017.  Families applying Regular Decision are expected to pay all required Mass/Conn United obligations during the application process, including commitment fees, monthly tuition payments and equipment package installments.

Click HERE for the GDMSF application.

Upon completion of the online application, supporting documents must be sent to: Gary Dineen Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Robin G. Munson CPA, LLC, P.O. Box 1198, Somers, CT 06071.  You may also scan the supporting documents to . Please email Robin that supporting documents are forthcoming. This will assure that all applications are received and logged.

FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN ENTIRE DOCUMENT PACKAGE MAY AFFECT THE AMOUNT OF YOUR AWARD. YOUR INFORMATION IS REVIEWED ONLY BY AN INDEPENDENT COMMITTEE.