Albert J. Haigh Book Award
The West Warwick Soccer Association has established a Book Award (monetary grant) program designed to help finance the higher education of youths who have participated in the WWSA. Each year, book awards will be awarded to promising secondary school seniors who plan to attend accredited colleges, universities, and/or vocational/technical schools. Book Award recipients will be chosen competitively on the basis of a point system. The dollar value of each award is up to $250 per grant. The entire process, including the selection process, is administered by the West Warwick Soccer Association Book Award Committee.
West Warwick Soccer Association Book Award Committee
The Scholarship Committee will consist of at least three people, appointed by the WWSA President or the Book Award Committee Chairperson. The Committee will be responsible for the program's overall operation. The Committee will establish the application policies, procedures, review applications, and submit their evaluation with recommendations to the WWSA Board of Directors.
Funds for the Book Award will be provided from raffle tickets sales during the Fall season at the concession stand or other fundraisers that may be approved by the Board of Directors.
Applicants to the program must be:
• Youth who participated in the West Warwick Soccer Association
• High school seniors who will be graduating during the current academic year and plan to enroll no later than the fall of the same year in a full-time course program at accredited two- or four-year colleges, universities, or vocational/technical schools.
• Book Award application completed and signed
• Copy of Grade Point Average (GPA).
• Please provide signed letter from the high school guidance counselor.
• Two letters of reference of which one must be from a past or present member of the West Warwick Soccer Association
• Personal Statement. Please explain in a short statement what impact soccer has had on your life.
• Proof of acceptance to a two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school.
All applications and supporting documents must be mailed and postmarked by May 15 to be considered for the fall term.