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 2023 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 2023 $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.

Abigail Watson played for Space Coast United RL G05/04 in Florida
and will attend and play for Washington and Lee University in the fall.

Ava Marvin played for TSJ FC Virginia 04/05G GA and will attend and play for College of William and Mary in the fall.

Payton Waller played for Jordan Lake Futbol Club, JLFC Elite 05G in North Carolina
and will attend and play for Gettysburg College in the fall.

Caitlyn Guarino played for 05 (18U) JASA Coastal Surge Blk G in North Carolina
and will attend and play for Centre College in the fall.

Qualifications:

  • 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 info@womenandgirlsinsoccer.org.

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)