ACCYSL College Scholarship Fund

The league is accepting letters of application for its college scholarship fund. Approximately $3000 will be available for players or former players who reside in the cities of Richmond and San Pablo, or elsewhere within the league boundaries. Applicants must have been accepted to the first year of an accredited four-year college, be able to attest to financial need, and have displayed a high level of commitment to youth soccer through ACCYSL teams.

Awards are intended to meet the gap between financial aid and total college-related expenses, especially in cases where extra money will make a difference between being able to attend college or not. Preference will be given to players who represent the first generation of their families to go to college.

Award decisions will be made in September by a three-person committee appointed by the ACCYSL president. The committee will attempt to maximize the impact of the funds, either giving it all to a single player or to several players depending on circumstances.

Any current or former ACCYSL player may apply. Each player should submit a brief (one-page maximum) letter of application outlining his or her affiliation with the league, why he/she needs an award, and what the money would be used for. Questions may be sent to David Moffat at or Perl Perlmutter at

Past scholarship winners are Martin Ocampo ’09 (Cal Poly-S.L. Obispo), Tyler Schaner ’09 (U of Puget Sound), Jhony Sanchez ’10 (UC Merced), Rey Suarez ’10 (Cal Sate East Bay), Lani Ahuna ’11 (Cal Sate Monterey Bay),Elder Alegria ’11 (Cal Sate East Bay), Israel Ayala ’12 (San Jose State), and Daisy Huizar ’12 (UC Davis).

Application letters should be sent to:

David Moffat
ACCYSL Scholarship Committee
1226 Josephine St.
Berkeley, CA 94703