Suzor Family Club Ice Hockey Endowed Scholarship

The Fund is established to provide a scholarship to an MSU Denver student who is a member of the
University’s Campus Recreation Club Sports Hockey Team.

When Sandy Suzor’s son, Sam, joined the MSU Denver Club Sports Hockey team as a freshman, he was welcomed with open arms at a school where he didn’t know anyone. As a first-year player, he was invited to the homes of other players to partake in their Roadrunner spirit. A couple of years later, Sam and his teammates took the Roadrunners to the National Tournament for the first time in MSU club hockey history.

One major difference between club sports and university-sanctioned athletics is that players are required to raise the majority of the funds needed for playing and traveling expenses. When Sandy and Sam learned teammates were struggling with the cost of being on the team, they wanted to help.

“Hiring coaches, paying for ice time and referees, and purchasing uniforms and equipment really adds up,” Sandy says. “The per-person cost was prohibitive to some of our players, causing some to experience financial hardship or leave the team."

To offset the cost of additional expenses, Sandy began providing financial support to the team with the goal of ensuring students who want to play hockey AND earn their degree at MSU Denver can do so without a crushing financial burden. This scholarship will assist a student who is attending MSU Denver and is also a team player on the Club Sports Hockey Team.

The scholarship recipient shall:
• Be meeting the University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements and cannot be in default or owe any refund/repayment of federal, state or institutional aid
• Meet the University’s Campus Recreation Club Sports program eligibility requirements
• Be a player on the Club Sports Hockey Team
• Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
• Be classified as degree-seeking
• Be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours for undergrad, 3 credit hours for Grad students) at the time the scholarship is awarded

The scholarship is open to ASSET/Dreamer students
In the event that the University’s Campus Recreation Club Sports Ice Hockey program no longer exists, the Donor would like the Fund’s distributions to be available to students participating in one of the other University’s Campus Recreation Club Sports programs.

ASSET, Campus Recreation/Club Sports, DACA, Graduate Students, Undocumented Students
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a current MSU Denver Club Hockey Player?
  2. In 500 words or less, please describe how playing on the Club Ice Hockey team at MSU Denver enriches your college experience, and how your participation helps with your academic progress.
  3. In 500 words or less, to the best of your ability, explain why you think you are a deserving candidate for the Suzor Family Club Ice Hockey Scholarship. How does your performance in the classroom, as a leader in your community, and as a member of the ice hockey team reflect upon the Suzor family and MSU Denver's Club Ice Hockey program?
  4. In 500 words or less, explain how the Suzor Family Club Ice Hockey Scholarship helps you succeed at MSU Denver and beyond.