The Errol Miller FOG scholarship is intended for superior athletes who make a Fog U12 to U18 youth team and who show potential to play on a university/college team or at the national team level.
The amount of the award is up to $2000.00 and as determined by the selection committee and will be applied against the successful applicant’s club season's travel expenses for out of town tournaments within Alberta (receipts required).
Successful applicants names will be identified to the UofA Golden Bears and Panda coaches, the Grant McEwan Griffins, the NAIT Ooks and the Alberta provincial team coaches as well as coaches with other Alberta, Canadian and USA universities and colleges. We are proud to say that 100% of scholarship winners that have graduated from Fog have made a University/College team.
Athletes will be encouraged to get extra training through Volleyball Canada’s Center of Excellence.
Application forms are available at fogvolleyball.com
U12, U16, U17, and U18 apply by November 29, 2023
U13, U14, U15 apply by December 9, 2023
Early applications are encouraged.
Errol Miller’s involvement in volleyball dates back to the 1950’s. Errol began playing volleyball when the sport was still quite young in Canada. His first experiences in volleyball were in his teenage years at the YMCA in Edmonton. After playing a season on the Junior Bears basketball team at the University of Alberta Errol decided to join the volleyball squad which was coached at the time by Costa Chrysanthou. He played four years with the Bears from 1959 to 1963, as well as one season in 1969 when he returned to the U of A.
After his university days Errol began to teach at Victoria Vocational High School. During those years, he played for the Edmonton Safeway Volleyball Team. This team played matches against NAIT, U of A, army teams and Provincial matches against the University of Calgary and other teams from the south. The Safeway Volleyball team competed at the National Championships for several years, during this time Errol was sought after by other teams to compete with their club at the National Championships. In 1969 Errol was invited to tryout for the National team and made it, making him the first ever Albertan to play for Canada Men’s National Volleyball team. This also represented a start to the recruitment of volleyball players from Western Canada for the national team programs.
The opportunity to play for Team Canada was the pivotal moment that launched Errol’s involvement in volleyball for years to follow. After his stint with the national team, Errol returned to Edmonton and collaborated with other players from the area to form the Phoenix volleyball club. Errol’s involvement as a founder, coach, and player helped make Phoenix one of the most productive and successful volleyball clubs at that time, with many teams competing in several divisions. Errol helped organize the first Alberta Volleyball junior development camp, and was also involved in the early days of the Jasper Volleyball Camps started by Hugh Hoyles. He even had a brief stint as the coordinator for Volleyball Canada.
Errol also immersed himself in the role of a coach, filling several positions over the years. He has coached various high school, college, and club teams, and has also been a part of many camps and clinics in the Edmonton area. Most notably, Errol coached a previous hall of fame inductee, Terry Danyluk. Through his various roles in the early days of volleyball in Alberta, Errol’s actions have had a profound affect on our sport including the Fog club. We owe much of the development and current popularity of the sport to Errol. We can admire his success not only as an athlete, but also as an influential builder and coach.
November 29, 2023 - U12, U16, U17, and U18 players
December 9, 2023 - U13, U14 and U15 players
Early applications are encouraged.
The scholarship amount will be applied to the player's travel expenses for out of town tournaments within Alberta (receipts required).
Player must be playing for a FOG club team.
If the scholarship recipient discontinues with the FOG club team, the full scholarship amount will be discontinued.