NJ Youth Soccer Offering Three Scholarship Opportunities

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NJ Youth Soccer Scholarship Opportunities

New Jersey Youth Soccer is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for New Jersey students to assist in the cost of higher education. All college-bound seniors who have played in the NJ Youth Soccer system are encouraged to apply for one or more of the three annual scholarships that are available.

“We find it especially gratifying to help families subsidize the cost of college education through this scholarship program,” said Evelyn Gill, NJ Youth Soccer President. “We encourage college-bound players within the NJ Youth Soccer system to submit an application for one or more of the three scholarships available.”

To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must complete an application and send it to the NJ Youth Soccer Office by December 18, 2017. Along with the application and a high school transcript, an essay (no more than two typed pages) must be written by each candidate to explain why he or she should receive the scholarship. Students may apply for more than one of the scholarships that are available, but they cannot be awarded more than one scholarship.

Winners of each scholarship will be recognized at the 2018 NJ Youth Soccer Annual Awards Dinner, which will take place on January 19th in Edison, N.J.

JEANINE WILLIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Jeanine Willis was NJ Youth Soccer’s first Executive Director and also served as a Member of the NJYS Board for a number of years. She was devoted to enriching the overall soccer experience for all NJ Youth Soccer players.

In honor of Jeanine Willis, NJ Youth Soccer will award a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female high school senior who plans to further their education by attending college or an accredited technical school. Apply today.

BRETT FENSTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Brett Fenster played soccer from the age of five until he graduated from high school. He began participating in the West Windsor Recreation Program and eventually played both travel and high school soccer. His love for the sport flourished, along with his interest in the arts and humanity. Brett passed away in 2010 at the age of 23, at which time the scholarship was enacted.

In honor of Brett Fenster, NJ Youth Soccer will award a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female high school senior who plans to further their education by attending college or an accredited technical school. Apply today.

ALLAN B. SINCLAIR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Allan B. Sinclair had an extensive career with NJ Youth Soccer, serving as NJYS President for almost 25 years and as Executive Director from 2008-2012. His time and dedication to youth soccer was mostly done as a volunteer, not only in the state but also in the region. The funds for this scholarship were donated in his memory when he passed away in April of 2012.

In honor Allan B. Sinclair, NJ Youth Soccer will award a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female high school senior who plans to further their education by attending college or an accredited technical school. Apply today.

To contact New Jersey Youth Soccer, please email communications@njyouthsoccer.com, and make sure to follow us on social media: @NJYouthSoccer