New Jersey Youth Soccer





New Jersey Youth Soccer is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop, promote, govern and provide public educational soccer competition among the youth of New Jersey. NJYS provide opportunities for the developmental, intermediate and advanced soccer players. In addition to this NJYS support the TOP Soccer programs in member clubs for players with disabilities, and participates in the US Youth Soccer Start program with programs for our inner-city youth.

 

New Jersey Youth Soccer is honored to inform schools throughout New Jersey of the various scholarships which are available to assist college bound candidates with the cost of higher education. We are asking that high schools throughout New Jersey encourage all college bound seniors to submit an application. Please note the criteria for each scholarship and please be sure that all applications and supporting documentation are submitted to the NJYS Office.

 

Jeanine Willis Memorial Scholarship

Brett Fenster Memorial Scholarship

Allan B. Sinclair Memorial Scholarship

 

Jeanine Willis was New Jersey Youth Soccer’s first Executive Director and also served as a member of the Board of NJYS for a number of years. Jeanine Willis was devoted to enriching the overall soccer experiences for New Jersey youth soccer players. To commemorate Jeanine’s dedication to the soccer players in New Jersey, NJYS has established the Jeanine Willis Memorial Scholarship that will award a $1,000 scholarship to one male and female high school senior. High School seniors that plan to further their education by attending college or an accredited technical school; are urged to apply for this financial opportunity. Candidates who have played for an affiliated NJYS club and played in the NJYS State Cup Program for at least a minimum of two seasons may apply for the Jeanine Willis Memorial Scholarship. To be considered for the scholarship during the 2013-2014 seasonal year, an application must be completed and submitted to the NJYS Office. In addition to the application an essay must be written and submitted by each applicant explaining why he or she should be selected to receive the scholarship, along with a copy of the student’s high school transcript. Students may apply for more than one of the scholarships listed, but will only be awarded one NJYS scholarship.

 

Brett Fenster played soccer from the age of five until he graduated from High School. He began participating in the Recreation Program in West Windsor. Brett’s love for soccer flourished along with his performance on the soccer field. After Brett’s untimely death at the age of 23 the Brett Fenster Scholarship Fund was enacted. The Brett Fenster Scholarship will award a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior who has played in an affiliated NJ Youth Soccer club and intends to continue his/her education at a 2 or 4 year college; or accredited technical school. To be considered for the scholarship during the 2013-2014 seasonal year, an application must be completed and submitted to the NJYS Office. In addition to the application an essay must be written and submitted by each applicant explaining why he or she should be selected to receive the scholarship, along with a copy of the student’s high school transcript. Students may apply for more than one of the scholarships listed, but will only be awarded one NJYS scholarship.

 

Allan B. Sinclair had an extensive career with New Jersey Youth Soccer. Al served as President of New Jersey Youth Soccer for almost 25 years; in addition to this Al served as Executive Director for NJYS from 2008-2012. Al’s time and dedication to NJYS was mostly done as a volunteer. The funds for this scholarship were donated in his memory when he passed away in April of 2012. NJYS established this scholarship to award one male and female student $1,000 toward furthering their education. The winning candidates will have demonstrated great leadership and have volunteered their time to their communities. To be considered for the scholarship during the 2013-2014 seasonal year, an application must be completed and submitted to the NJYS Office. In addition to the application an essay must be written and submitted by each applicant explaining why he or she should be selected to receive the scholarship, along with a copy of the student’s high school transcript. Students may apply for more than one of the scholarships listed, but will only be awarded one NJYS scholarship.

 

Please refer to our website for scholarship applications, www.njyouthsoccer.com. While we are excited at the opportunity to help the leaders of tomorrow with their career endeavors, please keep in mind that LATE entries will NOT be accepted or considered for the scholarships. Those persons selected for a scholarship in each category will be notified. We thank you for the opportunity to contribute to your student’s future.

 

 

Best Wishes for the Future

 

NJYS



Jeanine Willis Memorial Scholarship

Brett Fenster Memorial Scholarship

Allan Sinclair Memorial Scholarship