The Western Academy Broadcasting College in Saskatoon has unveiled the Tyler Bieber memorial scholarship, named after the late Humboldt Broncos play-by-play announcer.
Tyler Bieber, 29, was in his first year with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) club when the team’s bus collided with a semi-truck.
The tragic collision north of Tisdale on April 6 claimed the lives of 16 players and staff — including Bieber’s — on their way to a playoff game. Thirteen others were injured.
The $10,000 award will be handed out yearly to one or multiple students who aspire to be sportscasters.
“There was so much outpouring of goodness from around the world — the funding campaigns and the people who have had such compassion,” Western Academy director Don Scott said at the Saskatoon Inn on Friday.
“Tyler Bieber is a Saskatchewan boy. We’re a Saskatchewan broadcast training program. It was a natural fit.”
WATCH: Humboldt Broncos announcer Tyler Bieber laid to rest
Organizers said the scholarship comes with the blessing of Bieber’s family.
The 29-year-old Humboldt native was also a coach and involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentorship program.