Todd McNabb Memorial Scholarship

2023 Selection Committee

Durham Community Foundation: Vivian Curl (Executive Director)

Family: Rhondda McNabb (wife); Cody McNabb (son); Curtis McNabb (son)

Todd's minor hockey: Jeff Fitchett (played minor hockey with Todd; also worked with Todd at GMAC)

Canadian automotive finance industry: Jennifer Waugh (worked with Todd at TD Auto Finance); Michael Wheller (worked with Todd at GMAC)

Minor hockey: Jack English (Past President, Ajax-Pickering Raiders); Paul Bigioni (coached '99 and '03 age groups with Todd)

High school community: Derrick Rushton (Durham District School Board; also coached '99 age group with Todd); Dan Prescott

​Business community: Jim VanDusen (worked with Todd at GMAC); Steve Barry

To apply, please visit and download the Application Form.  The Application Form is also shared with the Guidance Departments within each of the high schools in Ajax and Pickering.

If qualifications are successfully met, a minimum of three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded each spring.  

Selection criteria includes:

- must be a student graduating from high school in Ajax or Pickering & entering first year of a post secondary education program the same calendar year *

- participation in minor hockey within the Ajax or Pickering community (i.e. Ajax Knights, Pickering Panthers, Ajax-Pickering Raiders, Durham Lightning) a minimum of 3 seasons **

- engagement in extracurricular activities

- active community involvement

Note:  All applications for 2023 must be submitted via email (as detailed on the Application Form) by March 31st, 2023 at 5 pm EST.

Durham Community Foundation (DCF) will collect all applications and then the "Selection Committee" will review and determine the recipients to be honoured.  The "Selection Committee" (see below) includes representatives from DCF, the McNabb family, Todd's minor hockey years, the Canadian automotive finance industry, the Ajax/Pickering minor hockey community, and the high school and business communities in Ajax.

The Scholarship funds will be paid by DCF directly to the respective post secondary institution of which the successful recipients are enrolled. The McNabb family would also like to publicly present the award at the appropriate high school commencement/graduation ceremonies.


* Immediate relatives of Todd McNabb, or relatives of members of the Selection Committee for that particular year, are not eligible to apply

** Participation in minor hockey during the year of application is not a requirement