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hard-working people who have limited resources and unlimited potential.



Owen Hart
Scholarship Fund

Application Deadline: June 25

On May 23, 1999 Owen Hart died tragically after falling eight stories from the top of Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO. Owen was a practical man of profound integrity, a wonderful husband and devoted father. Martha Hart founded the Owen Hart Foundation in December 2000 to honour his name and his spirit. The Foundation is a permanent legacy that is in place to help people today and for generations to come.

These awards are offered at the following High Schools: Forest Lawn High, Western Canada, Ernest Manning, Crescent Heights, and Sir Winston Churchill to recognize students who are motivated to improve their lives through education.

Ten or more awards valued at $4,000 each (applied directly to tuition). Additional honorariums valued at $500 may be offered.


Martha Hart with Former FLHS Principal Stephanie Davis and the 1st recipient of the Owen Hart Foundation Scholarship Program.





Martha Hart presenting
awards to Scholarship










Applicants must:

???Be graduating with completed Grade 12 from one of the following Calgary High schools: Forest Lawn, Western Canada, Ernest Manning, Crescent Heights, or Sir Winston Churchill.

???Plan to attend an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution in the next academic year.

???Be motivated toward improving their lives through education.

???Have at least a 70 per cent average or above or acceptance to post-secondary based on entry requirements.

???Provide a brief summary of their goals, plans and/or career dreams, family circumstances, contributions to the school community and/or the broader community. The summary should also define the applicant???s abilities and strengths and descriptions of any personal challenges or obstacles that the applicant had to overcome.

???Preference is given to students who hold part-time employment.

For further information and to apply visit the Calgary Foundation website: 



Martha Hart with Elizabeth Daniels who

received an Owen Hart scholarship in 2010 during a CTV News interview.



Martha Hart signing scholarship certificates.

The Owen Hart Foundation Signature Programs

Owen Hart
Home Owners Program

More than 100 homes purchased

Administered by Momentum, a community economic development organization, the Owen Hart Home Owners Program is a free program that offers people living in low-income situations the opportunity to save for a down payment for a home and helps develop increased money management skills with emphasis on home ownership issues.

The annual report highlights the remarkable resilience of Momentum participants through the twists and turns of the last year under our OHHO signature program.

How It Works

???After successful completion of the Fair Gains or Family Saves one-year program, participants apply to the Owen Hart Home Owners program.

???Participants deposit between $50- $250 per month for one year in a bank account, saving up to a total of $3000. Participants attend regular workshops, peer group meetings and one-on-one consultation sessions.

???After one year, savings are matched at a 2:1 ratio ($2 for every $1 saved). Using matched dollars, participants apply for a mortgage through a mortgage agent or bank of their choice.


Recipients of the Owen Hart Home Owners Program








Who Can

Applicants must have:

???Successfully completed the Fair Gains or Family Saves Program.

???Minimal assets and savings and do not already own a home.

???Average to good credit rating.

Program Dates

Classes start in the spring and the fall. If you are interested in participating, call as soon as possible to get your name on the waiting list for the Fair Gains or Family Saves program.

For information on applying to the Owen Hart Foundation Home Owners Program, contact Momentum:

100-525 28 St SE, Calgary, AB T2A 6W9

403 204 2661 ??? fairgains@momentum.org

The Owen Hart Foundation,

through all its programs,

has exceeded $4,000,000

in gift giving and endowment contributions.

Martha Hart and her sister Virginia Xavier (3rd right) together with a number of OHHO recipients.

Martha Hart surrounded by OHHO recipients and Momentum staffers.

 The Owen Hart Home Owners Program celebrates 20 years at its Words of Wisdom dinner