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McLean Youth Leader Scholarships

McLean Youth Athletics (MYA) is committed to promoting leadership, sportsmanship and responsibility for the youth who participate in our sports programs. Each year many of the middle school and high school boys and girls who began as MYA players take leadership roles, such as coaches, referees, administrators or volunteers, within one or more MYA sport programs. To recognize the achievements of these youth, MYA annually awards Youth Leader Scholarships to local high school juniors and seniors who have enhanced their MYA participation by seeking opportunities to assume leadership positions within the organization. Our Youth Leader Scholarship program is designed to acknowledge and reward those MYA participants who have demonstrated the highest standards of integrity and responsibility by giving back to MYA and to the McLean community.

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Eligibility

The MYA Youth Leader scholarships are financial awards presented to boys and girls who meet the following criteria and are selected by the MYA Scholarship Committee:

ONE: Participated as a player in one or more MYA sports programs

TWO: Are currently a high school junior or senior

THREE: Served as a coach (assistant or head), referee, administrator, or volunteer in one or more MYA sports programs

FOUR: Served as a coach (assistant or head), referee, administrator, or volunteer in one or more MYA sports programs

FIVE: Submits a complete application (described below) in a timely manner

Application

Please include the following information in your application:

  • Name, Address, Age, Telephone Number & Email address

  • High School, Current Grade Point Average & Graduation Date

  • Involvement with MYA Sport Programs, including sport(s), participation date(s), and role(s) (indicate as player, coach, referee, volunteer, etc.)

  • One-page essay describing the impact that MYA participation has had on your life

  • One letter of recommendation; preferably from an MYA affiliated individual who can attest to applicant’s leadership skills in MYA activities

All of the documents required to apply for the scholarship must be generated by the applicant. Please submit applications by email only to Steve Trembler at strembler71@gmail.com. Only complete applications emailed before the deadline will be accepted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications Accepted: January 1, 2022

Deadline: February 28, 2022

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Consideration

Applications will be judged on the extent of their MYA leadership activity, their overall participation in MYA programs, the quality of their submitted essay and documentation of their leadership skills as expressed in their letter of recommendation.

The recipients will be announced at the McLean Youth Basketball March Madness celebration in March. In addition, each recipient will receive a commemorative plaque and the individual’s name will be added to a permanent plaque that is maintained at the McLean Community Center.

Questions should be sent to Steve Trembler at strembler71@gmail.com