The Tiger-Cats High School Mentorship Program powered by Stelco runs during the high school football season, from September through October. During the program, one Ticats player will visit each participating high school football team during two practices and one game. The Ticats player assists the coaches with drills while providing leadership and character development to the student athletes.

Scholarships Provided by Stelco

Thanks to our partners from Stelco, 5 hardworking student athletes who participate in the Tiger-Cats High School Mentorship Program will each receive $2,000 scholarship! 

Made In The Hammer Award

Stelco has provided three (3) awards to recognize student-athletes that embody Hamilton Sports Group and Stelco’s values of commitment, leadership, community service, sportsmanship and a heart of steel.

Chuck Ealey Black & Gold Award

In alignment with Stelco’s commitment to the BlackNorth Initiative, the Chuck Ealey Black & Gold Award recognizes two (2) Black student-athletes that exemplify the undefeated spirit of Chuck Ealey through commitment, equity, community, respect and sportsmanship.

Nominating A Student-Athlete

To qualify, student athletes must meet all eligibility requirements. Nominations can be submitted by coaches during the High School Mentorship Program and winners will be recognized at the Ticats Night of Champions dinner at Tim Hortons Field. 

Bursary applications must be submitted by October 3, 2023. Coaches from participating schools can submit bursary applications using the links below.

Apply to Tiger-Cats High School Mentorship Program 2023