Ben Allison Legacy Memorial Scholarship Applications are due by April 14, 2023

published 1/9/2023


Ben Allison, an official in USA Hockey’s Junior Officiating Development Program, passed away in January 2015. Ben was dedicated to his craft and always gave 100% to represent the sport and USA Hockey while on the ice.

The purpose of Ben Allison’s Legacy is to provide an annual academic scholarship of $1,000 to a four-year college/university, in memory of Ben Allison, to one qualifying USA Hockey referee who has demonstrated excellence in, among other areas, academics, extra-curricular activities, and civic/charitable involvement.

Applications can be submitted via the web page and are due by April 14, 2023.

The scholarship is open to high school graduating seniors and first year college students. 

The recipients of the 2022 Ben Allison’s Legacy Memorial Scholarship are:

Andrea Zdunkevich – CLS Student Athlete

Nicholas Lillemoen – USA Hockey Referee

More information about Ben’s story can be found here.

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