2024 Naismith Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

Naismith Basketball Association Student Award

The Naismith Basketball Association is offering three (3) opportunities for a student from Almonte District High School, Carleton Place High School, TR Leger in Almonte or Carleton Place, or Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place, to receive a one-time award of $1,000 to go towards their first year of post-secondary education.

The award will be given to the graduating students who best represents the values that Dr. James Naismith brought to the game over 125 years ago - fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun!  The award is only available to students who have been involved in some way with Naismith Basketball during their primary and/or secondary school years (a player, a volunteer, a referee, or a Jr coach).  Full eligibility criteria is listed below.


Applicants must meet all of the eligibility criteria at or before the application deadline:

  • Must have played or volunteered for a Naismith Basketball team (Almonte or Carleton Place)
  • Must be moving on to post-secondary education (copy of acceptance letter will be requested)
  • Must have achieved a minimum of 60 hours of community service during their High School years
  • Must write a brief essay (250-300 words) to describe how they exemplify the values of James Naismith and the sport of Basketball


Application Deadline:                 Tuesday, May 21, 2024 by 11:59pm

Review Committee:                      Applications will be reviewed by the Board of Directors of the Naismith Basketball Association

Decision Date:                             The successful applicant will be advised by end of school year (hopefully presented at graduation ceremony)


Please complete the application form that follows, and email with attachments to our secretary.

Download Application Form 2024


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