The NYSA presents a $1000.00 College Scholarship to one male and one female high school senior each year. The Scholarship is awarded by a Scholarship Committee that reviews all applications and selects the recipients (subject to NYSA Board approval).
Who Is Eligible?
Applications are accepted from High School seniors that plan to enter an accredited institution of higher learning during the next 12 calendar months. Any college applicant that has participated in the NYSA program at any level is eligible for the award.
How is the Decision Made?
The College Scholarship Committee is typically made up of representatives from FC Alliance Club, United Club, and one additional senior NYSA member. These individuals review all properly completed applications and select the candidates that they feel have had the most positive involvement with the NYSA program. This certainly does include participating as a player, but the Committee has traditionally considered the applicant's contributions to and participation in the NYSA referee program.
How to Apply?
The NYSA College Scholarship application is available in multiple formats and from multiple sources. You can obtain a copy on the NYSA website, from the NYSA Office, from FC Alliance Club, United Club, or from your high school counseling office.
The application can be found on the NYSA website in Member:Resources-Documents...Owner=NYSA, Title= College Scholarship Application or in "What's New?" on the home page starting sometime in January or February.
To be considered, the Applications must be received in the NYSA office (12810 NE 178th St. Suite 202, Woodinville, WA 98072) by mid-April. (Check the What's New? section of the website or the February newsletter for the actual due date.)