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The Massachusetts Youth Soccer Scholarship Program is for high school seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution. A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to one male and one female each year. To be eligible for this scholarship, the student-athlete must have been associated with Massachusetts Youth Soccer for at least the past two years. Each application (and supporting documentation) must be received on or before May 1st 2019. Massachusetts Youth Soccer will select the best-qualified applicants. The scholarship will be paid to each recipient after they have completed a full semester and it will be paid by a check made payable to the recipient and mailed to their home address listed on the scholarship application. In addition each recipient will be invited to attend the Annual Awards Banquet in January 2020.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Application for the Mass Youth Soccer Student Athlete Scholarship
To complete the application, each candidate must:
Complete and submit the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Application for Scholarship and supporting documentation.
Write and submit an essay of no more than 500 words on how the game of soccer has positively influenced their lives.
Have been a player registered with Massachusetts Youth Soccer for at least the past two years.
Be a High School senior who will be attending a post-secondary school.
Submission: Scholarship Applications will open February 1st 2019
All Applications for Scholarships, together with supporting documentation, must be submitted on or before May 1st 2019 by mail or by email to:
Michael Borislow, Executive Director
Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, Inc.
512 Old Union Turnpike
Lancaster, MA 01523
2019 Scholarship Winners
Jack Gavin started playing soccer on a team when he was four years old. He has always loved the sport. From his youngest years of playing instructional soccer with Bridgewater Youth Soccer Association to South Shore Soccer Travel League and eventually Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School, Jack’s passion for the game only grew. He started goalkeeping when he was young and by the time he was a senior, he was the starting goalie for Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School as a homeschooler. Jack learned so much from soccer. From perseverance, determination and hard work to athletic skills, commitment and leadership, soccer was one of Jack’s best teachers over the years. So much so, in fact, that Jack was named a Taunton Daily Gazette’s Boys’ Soccer All Scholastic Player 2018-2019 and The Boston Globe Boys’ Soccer 2018-2019 Scholastic All American All Star.
Jack also loves playing pick up games of soccer with his friends. In addition, Jack has been an active member of East Middleboro 4H since he was five years old and is now a junior leader. Jack has played just about every sport available to him and also loves games, from video to board to role play. As a homeschooler, Jack determined the course of his education. In the fall, Jack continues his education at Wheaton College. He hopes to play club soccer there and to always play pick up games with his friends.
Abigail Schilling is a dual sport varsity athlete for both the Women’s Soccer and Track team at Lenox High School. Throughout her four years at Lenox High, Abigail was awarded numerous athletic and academic awards for her hard work on and off the field. She is a high honors student, Massachusetts Women in Sports Award winner, a Questbridge National College Prep Scholar, and an annual MIAA Sportsmanship Summit student athlete representative.
Outside of athletics and academics, Abigail partakes in community service work such as coaching for the Mighty Kickers youth soccer program, and volunteering for the Massachusetts Special Olympics. Although she was involved in many activities within her community Abigail cherished her soccer experience and attributes much of her personal growth to the sport, “Though I may not continue to play soccer in college, it’s influence will always be ingrained in the challenging and beautiful parts of life, and will allow me to navigate, understand and appreciate those moments as a teammate, friend, and person”.