Jo Meza Memorial Scholarship - Roseville Youth Soccer Club


Each year the Roseville Youth Soccer Club (RYSC) invites graduating seniors to apply for our $1,000.00 scholarship awards.  Students who have participated in RYSC soccer for at least three years and meet other academic requirements are eligible to submit their applications.  Along with the application, the students must include an essay that covers how playing soccer has impacted their lives growing up.  The RYSC Scholarship committee reviews the applications and collectively the winners are chosen. 

 

Students from the Roseville Joint Unified High School District (RJUHSD) are invited to apply.  The Club awards a $1000.00 scholarship to a student from each of the following high schools: Woodcreek, Roseville, and Oakmont.  The Club also awards another $1,000.00 scholarship to the highest scoring student from Antelope or Granite Bay.  And in 2014, the Club voted to expand the program by inviting At Large schools to participate as well.  The At Large schools are defined as schools outside the RJUHSD, including private campuses and students who are home schooled.

 

The RYSC Scholarship Committee would like to congratulate the following award winners.  They would also like to wish all of the graduating students the best of luck as they enter the next phase of their young lives.

 

 Jo Meza Memorial Scholarship Winners

 

2017 information will be announced in May 2018 after winners have been notified by their schools.

2016

Granite Bay High School

Shantanu Rao

$1,000

Oakmont High School

Tia Lee

$1,000

Roseville High School

Sean Granucci

$1,000

Woodcreek High School

Hailee Bosch

$1,000

At-Large (St. Francis High School)

Skyler Maccoun

$1,000

 

2015

Antelope High School

Megan Hudson

$1,000

Oakmont High School

Garrett Smith

$1,000

Roseville High School

Alissa Lozano

$1,000

Woodcreek High School

Skylar Martin

$1,000

Monica Lambie

$1,000

 

 

 


2014

Antelope High School

Christina Bell

$1,000

Oakmont High School

Joseph Szillinsky

$1,000

Roseville High School

Caroline Cirrinicione

$1,000

Nicholas Sapp

$1,000

Woodcreek High School

Brad Pickett

$1,000

Zachary Samoy

$1,000

Roseville Youth Sports Coalition Scholarship

Lindsay Anderson (Roseville High School)

$1,000

 

Application Process

 

The Jo Meza Scholarship is available to graduating high school students who have participated in our Club for at least three seasons prior to graduation. This participation can be as a player at the recreation or select level, as a licensed referee, or as a coach.

 

Beginning in 2014, in addition to these aforementioned scholarships, RYSC has decided to grant an At Large scholarship. The scholarship will go to a graduate who meets the same requirements described above and who will graduate from a high school other than Woodcreek, Roseville, Oakmont, Antelope, or Granite Bay.  

 

The application period typically runs February 1-28, as defined by the RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program.

 

Requirements

 

  • Minimum of three years participation in RYSC
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or better
  • Submit a completed application and essay
  • The completed application must be signed by a school official that verifies the applicant’s grade point average (GPA).

 

Instructions:

 

  1. Please complete the scholarship application, which can be found at:  http://rosevillesoccer.com/sites/rosevilleysc/downloads
  2. Obtain the required parental and high school counselor signatures.
  3. Include an essay explaining “How has participating in soccer impacted my life?”  (The essay must be no longer then two typed written page using 12 point font in either Arial or Times New Roman.)
  4. Submit completed application packet to your high school College and Career Center Representative by February 28, 2017, in accordance with the RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program application process.  (For more information, please check with your high school College and Career Center Representative.)
  5. Scholarship winners must submit proof of either enrollment in class or enlistment by mailing a copy to RYSC, PO Box 355, Roseville, CA, 95678, Attn: Scholarship Committee.  Upon receipt of these documents your awards will be mailed to you.

     

    At Large Instructions:

     

    Students who attend and graduate from an accredited local program, or those who graduated through a certified home school program, will be eligible for the AT LARGE scholarship. 

     

    AT LARGE students can apply by submitting the scholarship application, which can be found on the RYSC Downloads page at: http://rosevillesoccer.com/sites/rosevilleysc/downloads, and including an essay on the same topic as required of RJUHSD students.

     

    AT LARGE submissions normally must be submitted in writing and post marked by the same date as the RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program deadline.  For 2017, RYSC has extended the AT LARGE submission deadline to March 31, 2017. 

     

    Please mail AT LARGE application packets to:

     

    RYSC Jo Meza Memoria Scholarship

    Attention:  Scholarship Coordinator

    P.O Box 355

    Roseville, CA 95678 

     

    Roseville Youth Sports Coalition Scholarship

     

    The Roseville Youth Sports Coalition (YSC) is a unique partnership between RYSC and other local independent youth sports providers and the City of Roseville.  RYSC and other youth sports partners provide athletic activities, opportunities, and competition for participants; the City provides game and practice fields for the partners.

     

    Each year, the YSC offers two scholarship opportunities in addition to the scholarships awarded by the Club. 

     

  6. First, the Club will select an applicant from its scholarship program to receive an additional $500 scholarship from the YSC.

     

  7. Second, the YSC will award an additional $1,000.00 Merit Scholarship to one of the candidates submitted by all of the member leagues.

     

  8. To be considered for either of these opportunities, you must meet the YSC Scholarship Program requirements below and submit the YSC Scholarship Program Application separate from the RYSC Scholarship process/application.  The YSC Scholarship Application is available on the RYSC Downloads Page at http://rosevillesoccer.com/sites/rosevilleysc/downloads.

     

    YSC Scholarship Program Requirements:

     

  9. Must be a senior in high school
  10. Must have participated and be approved by a member organization
  11. Include a letter(s) of recommendation from a coach/teacher/mentor/etc.
  12. Participation in community activities, service, programs, projects
  13. Has contributed to the league (i.e., referee, umpire, coach, train, assist, mentor, volunteer)
  14. Grade Point Average greater than or equal to a 3.50 (provide copy of cumulative transcript or have school counselor signoff)
  15. Submit an essay on the topic, “How Youth Sports Influenced/Changed My Life” (one page maximum, single-spaced, 12-point font)
  16. Complete and submit a YSC Scholarship Program Application (due to RYSC by March 24, 2017)

     

    Instructions:

     

  17. Please complete the YSC Scholarship Program Application, which can be found on the RYSC Downloads page at http://rosevillesoccer.com/sites/rosevilleysc/downloads
  18. Include letter(s) of recommendation from a coach/teacher/mentor/etc.
  19. Obtain the required parental and high school counselor signatures.
  20. Include an essay explaining “How Youth Sports Influenced/Changed My Life” (one page maximum, single-spaced, 12-point font)
  21. Send application with all of the required components to RYSC, PO Box 355, Roseville, CA, 95678, Attention: Scholarship Committee, by March 24, 2017.