The United Soccer Association will be awarding Joan Judd Grants for the twenty-seventh consecutive year, in the Spring of 2017. In the past 27 years, six hundred sixty players have received awards totaling $390,250! These grants are awarded to recognize outstanding young women and men of the community, who are USA league soccer players and who have plans to continue their education beyond high school. This year, the USA Executive Board is authorized to offer 10 grants of $500 for those students who meet eligibility requirements.
The essay and soccer involvement will carry the most weight.
This year, all applications must be submitted online (see application below). No paper applications will be accepted and no late entries. The deadline for this grant application is March 31st, 2017.
Instructions are as follows:
*** NOTE: All items MUST be submitted in the following file formats: pdf; jpeg; tif or gif file and uploaded with the online application and in the order listed below, to be considered for this Grant. (Upload documents individually, per below, rather than as one large document)
Recent photo (minimum 2 inches by 3 inches)
Copy of USA Got Soccer Game Card with your name circled (can obtain from your coach)
Copy of confirmation of application to an institution of higher learning
Copy of latest report card
Document showing your GPA ( report card or transcript)
Copy of latest ACT or SAT test report scores
Letter of recommendation from club or high school soccer coach
Number of years that player played on a USA soccer team
Minimum of one (1) letters of recommendation from people who knew you outside of soccer (teacher, pastor, scout leader, counselor, etc.)
Items that must be included in the online application, that accompanies the documents listed above
Soccer involvement other than your own team (referee, coach, etc)
List of clubs, organizations, or other sports you belong to or participate in and honors received or offices held
Essay of approximately 100 words stating why you believe you are the most qualified applicant for this recognition. (This item will carry the most weight)
Your completed online application must be received no later than Friday, March 31st, 2017
If you need assistance with this application or have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org