McLean Youth Athletics (MYA) is committed to promoting leadership, sportsmanship, and responsibility for all the youth who participate in our sports programs. Each year many of the middle school and high school boys and girls who began as MYA players take leadership roles, such as coaches, referees, administrators, or volunteers, within one or more MYA sport programs. To recognize the achievements of these youth, MYA annually awards Youth Leader Scholarships to local high school juniors and seniors who have enhanced their MYA participation by seeking opportunities to assume leadership positions within the organization. Our Youth Leader Scholarship program is designed to acknowledge and reward those MYA participants who have demonstrated the highest standards of integrity and responsibility by giving back to MYA and to the McLean community.
The MYA Youth Leader scholarships are financial awards presented to boys and girls who meet the following criteria and are selected by the MYA Scholarship Committee:
Participated as a player in one or more MYA sports programs;
Are currently a high school junior or senior;
Served as a coach (assistant or head), referee, administrator or volunteer in one or more MYA sport programs;
Exhibits exemplary behavior including leadership, sportsmanship & responsibility during their participation in MYA sports and in their daily lives; and
Submits a complete application (described below) in a timely manner.
Application (Required Information)
Name, Address, Age, Telephone Number & Email address;
High School, Current Grade Point Average & Graduation Date;
Involvement with MYA Sport Programs
Role(s) (indicate as player, coach, referee, volunteer, etc.);
One-page essay describing the impact that MYA participation has had on your life; and,
One letter of recommendation; preferably from an MYA affiliated individual who can attest to applicant’s leadership skills in MYA activities.
All of the documents required to apply for the scholarship are generated by the applicant. Please submit only complete applications by email to Chris Horrigan at
. Only complete applications emailed between the acceptance and deadline dates will be accepted. Applications without all of the required information will not be considered.
Applications Accepted: January 1, 2015
Deadline: February 20, 2015
Applications will be judged on the extent of their MYA leadership activity, their overall participation in MYA programs, the quality of their submitted essay, and documentation of their leadership skills as expressed in their letter of recommendation.
The recipients will be announced at the McLean Youth Basketball March Madness celebration on March 9, 2014. In addition, each recipient will receive a commemorative plaque and the individual’s name will be added to a permanent plaque that is maintained at the McLean Community Center.