EAST WINDSOR, N.J. ― New Jersey Youth Soccer Tuesday announced that it was offering scholarship opportunities for New Jersey students to assist in the cost of higher education.

All college-bound seniors who have played in the NJ Youth Soccer system are encouraged to apply for one or more of the four annual scholarships that are available.

“We are proud to continue our support helping families subsidize the cost of college education through this scholarship program,” NJYS president Jess Yeager said. “These four scholarships are available to member players, and we encourage college-bound seniors within the NJ Youth Soccer system to submit an application.”

To be considered for a scholarship, candidates must submit an online application to the NJ Youth Soccer Office by Dec. 10. Students can apply for more than one of the scholarships that are available, but they cannot be awarded more than one scholarship.

Scholarship winners will be notified by NJ Youth Soccer by Jan. 7. Winners will receive an award and also have the opportunity to be recognized via a press release and online interview that will be promoted as part of the 2021 NJYS Annual Awards.

JEANINE WILLIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Jeanine Willis was NJ Youth Soccer’s first executive director and also served as a member of the NJYS Board for several years. She was devoted to enriching the overall soccer experience for NJ Youth Soccer players.

In honor of Willis, NJ Youth Soccer will award a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female high school senior who plans to further their education by attending college or an accredited technical school. Apply today.

BRETT FENSTER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Fenster played soccer from the age of five until he graduated from high school. He began participating in the West Windsor Recreation Program and played both travel and high school soccer. His love for the sport flourished, along with his interest in the arts and humanity. Fenster passed away in 2010 at the age of 23, at which time the scholarship was enacted.

In honor of Brett Fenster, NJ Youth Soccer will award a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female high school senior who plans to further their education by attending college or an accredited technical school. Apply today.

ALLAN B. SINCLAIR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Sinclair had an extensive career with NJ Youth Soccer, serving as president for almost 25 years and as executive director from 2008-2012. His time and dedication to youth soccer was mostly done as a volunteer, not only in the state but also in the region. The funds for this scholarship were donated in his memory when he passed away in April 2012.

In honor of Sinclair, NJ Youth Soccer will award a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female high school senior who plans to further their education by attending college or an accredited technical school. Apply today.

FRANK BOLLACI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

A long-time president of the South Brunswick Soccer Club, Bollaci was also a coach and seasoned referee with the NJ State Referee Committee. Applicants of this scholarship are asked to reflect upon how soccer has impacted their lives and what the sport means to them, while also detailing their commitment to community service. These are all values that were very important to Bollaci.

In honor of Bollaci, NJ Youth Soccer will award a $1,000 scholarship to one male and one female high school senior who plans to further their education by attending college or an accredited technical school. Apply today.