From the 7 members of the Executive Board of the Foundation:
For 13 years, the STMF has supported SDAHA’s seniors and its individual associations with scholarships and grants totaling more than $250,000. At a recent STMF Board meeting, it was decided to shift STMF’s focus to other worthy causes in South Dakota. Therefore, because the STMF’s annual funding is limited, it has made a very difficult decision and will not issue any statewide scholarships to SDAHA hockey players in 2019. Instead the foundation will focus on other nonprofit organizations and helping grow the game of hockey. For example, in the past few months we have given $4000 to the South Dakota Sled Team, $1500 to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and $15,000 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization.
The scholarship application has been removed from the website and no applications will be accepted for scholarships for 2019. The members of the STMF Board apologize for any inconvenience this may cause any of SDAHA’s wonderful senior boys and girls this year.