MSYSA to Invest Tens of Thousands of Dollars to Grow the Game of Soccer!
GLENWOOD, MD (March 8, 2021): As a way to mark its 45th anniversary the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) announced a new program today to award approximately $45,000 in grants and scholarships over the next few months.
The MSYSA Affiliate Grants and Presidential Scholarships program aims to expand the game of soccer at the grassroots level within underserved and under-resourced communities by reducing the cost of programming and giving more children a chance to play.
“Our mission is to grow the beautiful game of soccer,” MSYSA President Mark Cantor said. “Investing tens of thousands of dollars is only the beginning. We are excited for the future and for the opportunity that we have every day to work collaboratively with our amazing affiliates to improve the lives of so many.”
The grants program will award funds in the amount of $500 to $5,000 to member clubs and leagues in recognition of the work they do to develop players and improve lives. The application window is open until April 16. Recipients will be notified by June 1.
The scholarship program will recognize unpaid coaches, players, administrators, referees and other volunteers who selflessly give of their time, energy, and abilities. Offered on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis the award amounts will vary from $50 to $500.
The program chair, Trish Heffelfinger, said, “Knowing that these grants and scholarships are going to help people participate in the game of soccer gives me great pride.”
MSYSA is a member of the US Soccer Federation as a National State Association and is affiliated with US Youth Soccer. MSYSA serves as the primary advocate for youth soccer in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia (DC).
All scholarship and grant information can be found on msysa.org and applications are to be submitted online. Applications will be reviewed internally and final award decisions will be made by the MSYSA Grants & Scholarships Committee.
Apply for Scholarships and Grants HERE!
Greg Smith, MSYSA Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
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MSYSA is a member of the US Soccer Federation as a National State Association and is affiliated with US Youth Soccer. MSYSA serves as the primary advocate for youth soccer in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. MSYSA is dedicated to offering the highest quality soccer education, player development, and programs while fostering sportsmanship, fitness, diversity, teamwork, and passion for the game. Learn more at msysa.org or on Facebook (@MDStateYouthSoccer) and Twitter (@MSYSA).