The Sharon Soccer Association (SSA) proudly offers two different scholarships to recognize and reward graduating high school students pursuing post-secondary education (college or trade school) or entering the military who exemplify the ideals of sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.
Ian Summerhayes was a long-time coach and Board Member with the Sharon Soccer Association, and the scholarship named in his honor is awarded each year to a single individual in the amount of $1500.
Kathy M. Lawler served for many years as the Registrar of the Sharon Soccer Association and the scholarship named in her honor is awarded each year to up to three individuals, each in the amount of $750.
Candidate for the SSA’s annual scholarships must be:
A resident of Sharon.
A graduating high school senior pursuing some form of post-secondary education (e.g. college or trade school) or entering the military.
A positive example of good sportsmanship, respect and teamwork.
A significant contributor to SSA’s youth soccer program, above and beyond any participation as a player. These contributions must have been for a minimum of four SSA seasons (Fall and Spring are considered separate seasons).
The candidate’s contribution may have involved coaching, fund-raising, or any other activities important to the success of the SSA’s youth soccer programs. These contributions must have been on a non-compensated, volunteer basis. The award is not based on soccer-playing ability. It is also not necessary that the candidate played in any of Sharon Soccer's programs, provided that he/she meets the criteria listed above.
Scholarship candidates may be presented to the Association either by written application or by nomination. A candidate’s application must include the seasons the candidate volunteered for the SSA, the job(s) the candidate performed and a description of how the candidate exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship, respect and teamwork. The winner(s) of the annual scholarship(s) will be determined by a majority vote of the Board of Directors of the SSA. A scholarship will not be awarded in a year when no well-qualified candidates are presented.
Written applications/nominations describing the candidates volunteer efforts for SSA and demonstrating the ideals of sportsmanship, respect and teamwork should be emailed to the President of the Sharon Soccer Association at email@example.com no later than April 1st.
The South Shore Soccer League will offer scholarships named in honor of Past President Skip Gorman to both a male and female soccer player extending their education beyond High School. High School seniors who will be entering a secondary education program full time in the fall of next year are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Details and the application for these scholarships can be found here:
Each year MYSA gives two deserving Mass Youth Soccer members a $1,000 college scholarship. All they need to do is to write a 500 word essay on the effect that soccer has had in their life, answer some questions as to their academics, sports and community service, and to have been a Mass Youth Soccer member for at least the last 2 years. Deadline for applying is May 1, 2013. Details and the application for these scholarships can be found here
Ian Summerhayes Scholarship Recipients
2016: Daniel Goodman
2015: Rose Warren
2014: Madison Tippett
2013: David Goodman
2012: Rosie Tootell
2011: Candice Lavien
Kathy Lawler Scholarship Recipients