Richie Jones Memorial Altruism Scholarship

The EDP Foundation strives to positively impact and enhance the development of the youth soccer community by connecting players with opportunities to further their academic careers. We create scholarship opportunities that support bright, passionate, and ambitious students who are seeking to improve the world in their own way.

EDP Foundation – Richie Jones Memorial Altruism Scholarship

This $2,500 academic scholarship is open to college-bound, high school senior soccer players in the towns of Hammonton, Waterford, Winslow and Folsom.

$2,500 scholarship

This award is for 1 scholarship

2022 Applications are Closed.

Deadline: Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Honoring Officer Richie Jones

Richard W. Jones Cpl. #971, age 53 of Hammonton, NJ passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022. Richard was born and raised in Hammonton where he graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1986. He served his community as a Hammonton Police Officer for 21 years, achieving the rank on Corporal in 2016 . Corporal Jones retired in January 2022 as the Hammonton High School Resource Officer, a position he held from 2005-2009 and 2011-2021. He had a special impact on many of the students during his time at the school. His passion for riding motorcycles lead him to join the Centurions Motor Cycle Club of South Jersey. In his spare time, Richie loved to hunt and fish but watching his son Brandon’s sporting events brought him the most joy.

The memorial award recognizes the efforts of an individual student-athlete who has either been involved in volunteering roles, or who has offered support for others in their local community. The Scholarship Committee is requesting applications that demonstrate continuing initiative, empathy and altruism for those who seek to positively impact the world around them. This honor epitomizes the kind of volunteers that the EDP Foundation is proud to represent, and encourages positive change-makers to aspire to make a difference.

Congratulations 2022 Recipient:  Sydney Sorrentino – View the Article


Applicants must be college-bound seniors and have played soccer in Hammonton, Waterford, Winslow, or Folsom.

Applicants must be graduating from an accredited high school during the current scholarship year AND seeking to continue their education at an accredited university, college, technical school, or trade school.

Awards are based on applicant’s altruism, not their level of soccer ability.


Deadline: Applications must be submitted on or before Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Applicants must complete the online application form and submit/upload the following materials:

  1. A Academic & Soccer Resume which should include your name, address, contact information (email/phone), soccer experience, and extra-curricular activities such as volunteer work, other sports involvement, or employment
  2. A Altruism Essay in which applicants must respond in essay form to this question: How has your involvement in soccer shaped your character, and positively impacted your life outside of soccer? (100 words)
  3. A least one (1) letter of recommendation from a current or former soccer coach or community leader


To be considered, applicants must complete the online application form and submit/upload all of the required materials.
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Required materials should be submitted as separate documents. Please include your name and doc type in the file name, ie. JaneDoe_SoccerResume.pdf. Preferred file type is a PDF file, please export or save each file as a PDF, if possible. Will also accept Microsoft Word or Excel (Download Google Docs or Sheets, or Apple iWork docs such as Pages as PDF), jpeg or image files. Please do not send ‘live links’ to Google docs or any other linked docs. Do not copy and paste any required material information into the body of the application form.


Applications will be reviewed by the EDP Foundation Scholarship Committee, solely considering the following materials:

  1. Academic & Soccer Resume
  2. Altruism Essay
  3. Letter(s) of recommendation from their coach(es) or a community leader(s)

The EDP Foundation Scholarship Committee will award this scholarship.

Recipient will be announced in June. Details subject to change.