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Ruth Grafft AYSO Region 1103 College Tuition Scholarship

 NameAYSO Region 1103 College Scholarship
Application DeadlineApril 1st each year
Applicant RequirementsAYSO Region 1103 Alumni or current member, Final Year of High School, Attending Secondary College or University in upcoming school year
Submission FormatPDF, including registration form and essay, to [email protected]
Award Amount$250.00 (May be adjusted by regional board if multiple awards are given)
Award DateFinalist will be contacted in early May.  Finalist will be recognized, and scholarship awarded during AYSO Region 1103 Soccer Slam Tournament.
Further Informationemail questions to [email protected].

The AYSO Region 1103 Scholarship started as the Ruth Grafft AYSO Scholarship. It is awarded to a high school senior that has shown sportsmanship and citizenship through volunteering. Ruth enjoyed watching her grandchildren play soccer. She attended as many matches as she could.  She was able to see the great things that AYSO promotes, such as sportsmanship and the power of volunteering.  Ruth passed away in December of 2015 from ovarian cancer. Ruth’s family hopes that whoever receives this scholarship continues to be a great role model for younger children and volunteer in their community. At the behest of the family, the name of the scholarship was changed in 2020. 

AYSO Region 1103 is proud to be able to offer, on an annual basis, the AYSO Region 1103 College Scholarship. This scholarship will be offered on a yearly basis to one or more AYSO Region 1103 Alumni. Applicants should be in their final year of High School and must have applied to a college or university for the upcoming school year.  One or more applicants will be selected by the Region 1103 Regional Board, from the applications received by the entry deadline. The Finalist will be announced in early May and the scholarship will be presented at the AYSO Region 1103 Soccer Slam Tournament.

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The ONLY requirement to apply for the scholarship is to have been a member of AYSO Region 1103 at some point in your past history.  You need not be a current or active member.  If AYSO Soccer made a difference in your life, let us make a small difference in yours.  Remember, you can't win if you don't apply!

Previous Ruth Grafft Scholarship Winners...

MY2016 (Awarded May, 2017): Claire Austin and Kaitlin Riggle
MY2017 (Awarded May, 2018): Ashley Dietze and Justice Lamer
MY2018 (Awarded May 2019): Angel Haines and Blake Malli
with Honorable Mention to Liza Evans and Reagan Clayton
MY2019 (Awarded May 2020): Jacob Mohr and Hannah Shade
MY2020 (Awarded July 2021): Lauren Riggle and Owen Rosenberg
MY2021 (Awarded June 2022): Zanielle Johnson & Oliver Mize
MY2022 (Awarded June 2023): Marianna Stevenson & Daniel Dietze  
MY2023 (Awarded June 2024): Ben Marshall & Eva Plathe

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