Denise Yasinko Memorial Scholarship

In 2020 the Alberta cubing community quietly lost one of their biggest supporters with the passing of Denise Yasinko. Denise was known for her limitless energy and sense of fun. She worked tirelessly to bring speedcubing to Calgary and in just four short years hosted the largest competition in Alberta to date, unveiled the world’s largest cube at the Telus Spark, and managed to convince organizers to host Nationals in Calgary, this was the first time they were ever held outside of Toronto. Without the efforts of Denise our first competition would not have been possible. With the support of her family, especially her son Ryan, we wanted to pay tribute to her legacy by establishing this scholarship fund.


Available to any grade 12 student in Alberta who has competed in at least one WCA competition (has a WCA ID). The individual must be pursuing post secondary studies and show proof of enrollment as well as completion of highschool before final disbursement. This scholarship is not based on academic performance, rather passion for their future educational goals.


The application will be available year round. The final day submissions will be accepted for the current year is July 15 (if you are graduating from high school in 2023 your application must be submitted by July 15, 2023 etc.). The recipient will be notified via email when they’ve been selected. The recipient will remain tentative until proof of graduation and enrollment is confirmed. A current Alberta mailing address will be required with application.


The recipient will be issued a cheque for $1000 from She Cubes via mail.

Inquiries are always welcome and can be sent to