Adele Dolansky College Scholarships

Women and Girls in Soccer is awarding four $10,000 college scholarships to empower and support the exceptional female soccer athlete to play at the collegiate level. Applicants must be rostered and playing on a team accepted and playing in the WAGS Rael Vodicka Annual Soccer Tournament held annually in October.

Applications are currently closed.

Our 2024 WAGS Adele Dolansky Scholarship recipients are featured below. We received very impressive submissions for our scholarship committee to review.  The 2025 application link will open in October 2024.

WAGS 2024 $10,000 Scholarship Recipients 

Congratulations to our recipients on this well deserved award, we wish you good luck in your next chapter. WAGS is honored to help women and girls reach their goals through soccer.

2024 Winners

Elizabeth Sielski

Elizabeth Sielski played for Fredericksburg FC U19 Girls Black and will attend and play for Georgia Southwestern State University in the fall.

Erin Cliff

Erin Cliff played for TSJ FC Virginia 05/06G and will attend and play for Rhodes College in the fall.

Riley Dobranski

Riley Dobranski played for Richmond Strikers RL G06-05 Elite 1 and will attend and play for Roanoke College in the fall.

Eleanor Martin

Eleanor Martin played for Richmond Strikers RL G06-05 Elite 1 and will attend and play for Bates College in the fall.

2023 Winners

Abigail Watson – Washington and Lee University

Ava Marvin – College of William and Mary

Payton Waller – Gettysburg College

Caitlyn Guarino – Centre College


  • Applicants must be 17-19 years of age
  • A minimum 3.7 GPA
  • A commitment to play soccer in college
  • Applicants do not need to be a U.S. citizen

WAGS will award four scholarships to players who meet the above criteria, who excel in a broad variety of extracurricular activities and who demonstrate active participation in community service. WAGS is looking for individuals who embrace the qualities and characteristics necessary to play on an elite soccer team and who apply these qualities to her daily life.

Submissions for 2025 will open in October 2024. Scholarships will be announced and awarded in May, 2024.

If you have questions regarding your application, please email us at

WAGS Scholarship Requirements and Checklist

  1. Scholarship Amounts
    1. Four (4) scholarships of $10,000 each
  2. Requirements
    1. 17-19 years of age
    2. Graduating high school senior
    3. Actively rostered to a team accepted and playing in the WAGS Rael Vodicka Tournament during the year of application. Copy of the state certified roster is required.
    4. Committed or planning to play in college. Confirmation of acceptance required before funds are awarded. If you do not have a letter of intent yet, as you have a contingency in play or have not yet received your letter, please have the coach write a letter to confirm your status with their school.  Only one letter should be uploaded. Please note, if you cannot provide the letter of intent at submission, an actual confirmation letter of intent will be required no later than April 1st. After this date, your submission will be voided.
    5. Minimum 3.70 GPA. Copy of high school transcript required.
  3. Checklist (documents associated with b through f should be uploaded as PDF files)
    1. Completed application.
    2. Letter of Intent
    3. Three (3) letters of recommendation:
      1. Soccer reference
      2. Character reference
      3. Applicant’s choice
    4. Soccer resume (maximum one-page)
    5. Resume outlining academic, extracurricular and community activities (maximum one-page)
    6. Applicant’s essay on how “Soccer has Empowered Me” (500-word maximum)