2017 Harry Jerome Scholarship Award Winners Announced

June 6, 2017 – Burnaby, BC – BC Athletics and The Vancouver Foundation are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Harry Jerome Scholarship. This year’s award winners are Tyler Dozzi of Terrace, Madelyn Huston of Maple Ridge, and Thomas Nobbs of Vancouver.

This award is administered by BC Athletics through The Vancouver Foundation. Eligible applicants must be residents of BC and be matriculating students progressing to post-secondary study. This scholarship is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional ability and show considerable promise in Track & Field, Road, or Cross Country Running (Athletics); demonstrate financial need; have attained an acceptable academic record, and have demonstrated qualities of character and leadership.

2017 Harry Jerome Scholarship Award Winners

Tyler Dozzi

Tyler Dozzi demonstrates strength, courage, and tenacity in all areas of his life. Tyler’s athletic abilities are undisputed as he has competed for BC multiple times and has recently captured the Youth Boys Canadian Cross Country National title in 2016. His passion for mathematics has led Dozzi to pursue engineering at the University of British Columbia. Dozzi aspires to become an aerospace engineer. Outside of athletics and academics, Dozzi involves himself in school culture by being a member of the Oak Bay Student Council. He is also a leader for the Cops for Cancer canvassing team and fundraised for the Canadian Cancer Society. Dozzi receives the Harry Jerome Scholarship Award as he consistently demonstrates admirable qualities during his pursuits within athletics, academics, and the community.

University: University of British Columbia


Madelyn Huston

Madelyn Huston is a highly accomplished athlete, academic, and community builder. Huston has competed for BC in track and hockey and maintains a nearly perfect grade point average at Thomas Haney Secondary while taking extra courses. Huston will be attending UBC in the Fall, where she will be able to continue pursuing her running goals while completing a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies. Madelyn is musically talented as well - she plays the violin, flute, and piano. She strengthens Thomas Haney’s culture with her involvement in the Random Acts of Kindness Club, District Student Advisory Council, and Fruit Salad Organization (Gender and Sexuality Alliance). Huston’s community involvement goes beyond her school as she coaches young athletes in both track and hockey. Madelyn Huston epitomizes the values and characteristics of the Harry Jerome Scholarship Award making her a deserving award recipient.

University: University of British Columbia


Thomas Nobbs

Thomas Nobbs exhibits excellence on and off the track. In 2016, Nobbs achieved success in both of his track disciplines - the 3000m and 2000m Steeplechase - and shows promise to keep improving his times. A well-rounded student excelling in both the humanities and sciences Nobbs has committed to the University of Washington to pursue a degree in Biology, with the hopes of continuing his studies within the Sports Medicine field. Thomas is also involved with theatre and music at Point Grey Secondary School. While attending Point Grey, Nobbs volunteered as a Community Service Teaching Assistant and as a Vancouver District Student Council Representative. Thomas Nobbs supports the BC Cancer Agency annually by volunteering at the RunInn the Woods Charity fundraiser run. Thomas Nobbs is a worthy receiver of the Harry Jerome Scholarship Award.  

University: University of Washington


For more information about the Harry Jerome Scholarship please visit: http://www.bcathletics.org/AthleteSupport/