Giovanni Vitrano Memorial Scholarship

$7,000
1st winner$2,334
2nd winner$2,333
3rd winner$2,333
Awarded
Winners
3
Finalists
9
Application Deadline
May 1, 2022
Winners Announced
May 31, 2022
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school
Sport:
Soccer
State:
Florida, Georgia
Education Level:
Sport:
State:
High school
Soccer
Florida, Georgia

Giovanni Vitrano was an enthusiastic member of the Tallahassee soccer community. He excelled while playing for Leon High School both on and off the field. Gio learned that there is more to sports than being naturally athletic through soccer. Hard work, determination, and spirit have the power to set apart the good teammates from the great ones. Giovanni exemplified this in his relationships with teammates, friends, and family.

In his memory, the Giovanni Vitrano Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a high school soccer player who demonstrates the perseverance and dedication it takes to be truly great, not just as a player but as a person.

All high school soccer players from Florida and Georgia are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to students from the greater Tallahassee area. This area includes Leon, Gadsen, Wakulla, Jefferson, Jackson, Taylor, Lafayette, Suwannee, and Hamilton counties in Florida and Seminole, Miller, Decatur, Grady, Thomas, Brooks, Lowndes, Lanier, and Echols counties in Georgia.

The $7k Award will be broken down into the following:

$5k for 1st place

$1k each for the 2 runner-ups

To apply, write about your plans for college and the life lessons you’ve gained through playing soccer. Along with your essay, include a letter of recommendation from a coach or teacher in a file, separate from the essay section.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Bold.org Profile
Published February 22, 2022
$7,000
1st winner$2,334
2nd winner$2,333
3rd winner$2,333
Awarded
Winners
3
Finalists
9
Application Deadline
May 1, 2022
Winners Announced
May 31, 2022
Education Level
High School
Recent Bold.org scholarship winners
Essay Topic

What are your plans for college? What are some lessons you have learned through playing soccer that you can use in your everyday life? Along with your essay, submit a letter of recommendation from a coach/teacher. Submit as a separate file - not part of the essay section.

400–600 words