NICK J. LORUSSO “I KNOW A GUY” MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATION
Honoring Nick J. LoRusso
The Nick J. LoRusso “ I Know A Guy” Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in Nick’s memory to give children the gift of soccer. In addition to raising two sons through Colorado youth soccer, Nick and his wife, Linda, have been heavily involved in youth soccer by holding position on local club and state soccer boards. Nick personally served on the Fort Collins Arsenal Club Soccer Board and the Colorado State Youth Soccer Board. It was always Nick and Linda’s passion to provide opportunities for children to play soccer and, through this fund, Nick will continue to provide that opportunity. Many will attest that Nick always “knew a guy” if his family or friends ever had a problem. Now, through this scholarship, Nick is “that guy.”
All applications will be taken into consideration based on availability of money for scholarships; number of applications received for current season; financial needs of applicant; team contribution; academic achievement; and community volunteering. This application does not guarantee a scholarship; applicants will be notified of status in a timely manner. The NJL Scholarship Fund is an equal opportunity fund. It forbids the discrimination on the basis of the race, religion, sex, nationality, age and health needs of an applicant. NJL will keep all information provided below CONFIDENTIAL.
Applicants may provide all necessary materials through this online form, but must include all of the following:
A completed application;
A schedule of your current season game, practice and tournament schedule.
If parent / guardian / coach is completing this application, please include a brief description of why the player should be considered by the NJL board of directors and player evaluators;
If applicant is the intended scholarship recipient, please include a brief personal statement; and
No more than two letters of recommendation from the following: teacher, principal, coach, counselor, or community leader. A phone number and email address of the person(s) completing the letters of recommendation should be included in the letter(s).
ACADEMIC & EXTRACURRICULAR EXPERIENCES
PERSONAL STATEMENT & LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
- If you are a player completing this application, please share with the NJL board of directors in 500 words or less the reason(s) you are applying for this scholarship, and how it will help you to reach your goals both on and off the field.
-If you are a parent, coach, or club administrator completing this application, please include a brief description (in 500 words or less) of why the player should be considered by the NJL board of directors.
- LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION can be copy and pasted in the appropriate spaces below. A phone number and email address must be provided for each person completing a letter of recommendation.
All materials submitted with this application will not be returned, nor will the materials or information contained here-in be shared with any outside entity or organization. NOTE: To respect the potential recipient’s privacy, NJL will not request copies of W-2s, pay-stubs, or tax returns. In lieu, the potential recipient will be asked to make a good-faith declaration of his/her household annual income. Further, NJL holds the right to request further information as needed.
I have read the scholarship policy, and by signing below I confirm that the above information is accurate and correct to my knowledge.