Academic Scholarships

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 Academic Scholarships for Aspiring Youth Soccer Players

These academic scholarships will reward soccer players’ sportsmanship and character and those who demonstrate a high level of respect for themselves, their teammates, and their opponents; for the coaches on both sides; for the referees; and for the game of soccer.

$2,500 per recipient.

Up to six scholarships per year.

2023 Applications Closed

The deadline was extended to Thursday, May 11, 2023. (Recipients will be announced in June.)



Applicants must have played soccer either recreationally or competitively.

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 character and sportsmanship, not their level of soccer ability.


Deadline Extended: Applications must be submitted on or before Thursday, May 11, 2023

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

  1. A 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 Soccer 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? (Max. 500 words)
  3. A least one (1) letter of recommendation from a current or former soccer coach


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. Soccer Resume
  2. Soccer Essay
  3. Letter(s) of recommendation from their coach(es)

The EDP Foundation Scholarship Committee will award up to six scholarships each year; if no applicant merits an award during a given year, then none will be awarded that year.

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