The Joan Wright Scholarship was established October 1986. Joan was involved in establishing the concessions in the arenas and was President of the Parents Auxiliary. She is recognized for her devotion to concession operations to keep minor hockey fees reasonable. In her memory, a bursary of $500 has been created. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student (male or female) who best meets the following criteria
1. Graduates from grade 12 in a Kamloops area high school with above average marks in all subjects
2. Played hockey or officiated for KMHA for a minimum of 4 years and has shown good sportsmanship, leadership and character. Preference will be given to applicants who have been actively involved in KMHA for longer than the minimum number of years and up until their graduating year.
3. Plans to attend a recognized BC post-secondary institution. May be delayed one year if successful candidate decides to postpone going on to college, but after one year is forfeited and the money stays in fund. ( two scholarship to be awarded the following year.)
4. Preference will be given to applicants who themselves volunteered for KMHA either in the concession or on ice as a helper, or their parents(s) volunteered for KMHA