Val Mason Scholarship

The Val Mason Scholarship was created in memory of the first President of the Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM), Val Mason, in recognition of his commitment to education in club management.

The award is to provide scholarships to individuals who are pursuing a career in club management. The scholarships are funded by the interest generated from the Val Mason Scholarship and the number of scholarships to be awarded each year is determined by the CSCM Board of Directors.


The Val Mason Scholarship of the CSCM provides for the award of a $2,000 scholarship. In addition, the recipient receives complimentary CSCM Student membership for the membership year following the award.


To qualify for this scholarship, the following criteria have been set by the CSCM. The applicant must:

  • Be nominated by a member of CSCM and a covering letter of recommendation must accompany the application package
  • Provide a minimum 500-word essay explaining his/her interest in the club management industry
  • Be employed, or have been recently employed, at a member affiliated club of CSCM
  • Show a keen interest in pursuing a career in the club management profession
  • Indicate how his/her education is presently funded
  • Include a transcript of his/her grades.


Nominations are reveiwed by the Awards Committee which makes its recommendations to the CSCM Board. Nomination forms, complete with supporting documents, must be submitted to

As part of the evaluation process, the Awards Committee may conduct an interview.