St. Peter's College is announcing a new award that is now available for all incoming students who meet the criteria. The Jacob Leicht Memorial Game Changer Award, established by Dynamic Funds in partnership with Kurt and Celeste Leicht, is in memory of Jacob Leicht, a son, brother, hockey player and St. Peter's alum, who lost his life April 6th, 2018 in the tragic Humboldt Bronco bus accident.
Jacob possessed a strong passion for all things athletic. With hockey and fitness as pillars of his character, his intentions to study kinesiology amplified his interests in helping those around him. The discipline to succeed at hockey and university studies at the same time exemplify perseverance and discipline. From his role as older brother of three siblings to his integral position on the Humboldt Broncos team, Jacob was a quiet leader who led by example and encouraged inclusiveness and family values.
Jacob’s family knows that the character Jacob exemplified in his life is necessary for others to succeed in post-secondary. This memorial award is designed for those students wanting to succeed in the demanding program of Kinesiology, because they are, like Jacob was, passionate about the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle that will inspire and help others. It is hoped that this financial assistance serves as a game changer in assisting students on their path to success.
The award is valued at $1,100 and will be awarded annually to first-time applicants to St. Peter's College intending to pursue kinesiology and/or health and fitness focused post-secondary studies.
The primary criteria for the selection will be demonstrated character and moral values that align with those outlined in this award. Further criteria to be considered are:
- Attending St. Peter's College for the first time on a full-time or part-time basis.
- Registering in kinesiology courses, with preference given to students that have been accepted to the Kinesiology Programa t the University of Saskatchewan
- Demonstrated financial need as determined by the Committee of St. Peter's College.
Any students intending to apply for the award must submit a statement to express how this award will enable their success in post-secondary education and show how they have demonstrated grit and character in their own pursuits (academic, fitness/sport, community, etc).
St. Peter's College is deeply appreciative of the establishment of this award and hopes that Jacob Leichts character will continue to motivate his peers and future students in the years to come.
Students intending to apply for this and other awards can do so by clicking here.