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For the 17th year, Florida Challenge Sports Events will be awarding scholarships to high school students entering college in the Summer or Fall.

Awards in the amount of $500 will be made to two or more students graduating from high school in May/June 2014.  

Scholarships will be given to students who demonstrate a high level of cooperation, sportsmanship and fairness  in athletic competition, academics, and other aspects of their lives Any student who has participated in a Challenge Soccer Tournament either as a player, referee or volunteer is eligible to apply.

 Eligibility Criteria:

    1.  Applicant must be graduating from high school in May/June 2014.

    2.  Applicant must have been accepted or anticipates being accepted to an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university.

    3.  Applicant must have participated as a player, volunteer or referee in at least one Challenge Soccer Tournament.

    4.  Applicant must submit 2 letters of recommendation from coach, teacher, administrator, or peer, affirming the applicant’s consistent record of

         sportsmanship, fair play and positive attitude

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Application deadline May 10, 2014

 

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Announcing!

Scholarship Recipients 2014 are ...

Michael Brennan, Paker Hyde Duncan and Alivia Schaeflein

 

 Congratulations to the winners and good luck in meeting the Challenges of college.

 

     

Michael Brennan, a graduate of Palm Bay High School in Palm Bay FL, Parker Hyde Duncan, a graduate of Merritt Island High School in Merritt Island FL and Alivia Schaflein, a graduate of Apopka High School in Apopka FL, were named as recipients of the 2014 Challenge Sports College Scholarships, awarded by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne FL.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

 Michael will attend the University of Florida in Gainesville FL, and will study Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. Parker will attend the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott AZ, where he will major in Mechanical Engineering.  Alivia will attend Lake Sumter State College in Leesburg FL and study Accounting.  Each will receive $500 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2014/2015 college school year. 

 

Scholarship Recipients Past Years...

Congratulations to the winners and good luck in meeting the Challenges of college!

 

2013

Kelsey Lewis and David Cruz

awarded the Florida Challenge Sports Soccer Scholarships for 2013

 

Kelsey Lewis, a graduate of Merritt Island High School in Merritt Island FL, and David Cruz, a graduate of Osceola High School in Kissimmee FL, were named as recipients of the 2013 Challenge Sports College Scholarships, awarded by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne FL.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life. 

 

Kelsey will attend the Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale FL, and study Nursing.  David will attend the University of South Florida in Tampa FL, where he will study Computer Science.  Each will receive $500 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2013/2014 college school year

2012

Jacob Ivey-Carlton and Matthew Elder

awarded Florida Challenge Sports Soccer Scholarships for 2012

 

Jacob Ivey-Carlton, a graduate of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne FL, and Matthew Elder, a graduate of Pompano Beach High School in Pompano Beach FL, were named as recipients of the 2012 Challenge Sports College Scholarships, awarded by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne FL.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life. 

 

Jacob will attend the University of North Florida in Jacksonville FL, and major in Sports Management.  Matthew will attend Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers FL, where he will study Biomedical Engineering.  Each will receive $500 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2012/2013 college school year. 

2011

Allison Downie, Ellery Rose Gainza and Jason McKibben

awarded Florida Challenge Sports Soccer Scholarships for 2011

               

Allison Downie, a graduate of Satellite High School in Satellite Beach FL, Ellery Rose Gainza, a graduate of Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orlando FL, and Jason McKibben, a graduate of Eau Gallie High School, in Melbourne FL, were named as recipients of the 2011 Challenge Sports College Scholarships, awarded by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne FL.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life. 

 

Allison will attend Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne FL, and major in Sports Management.  Ellery will attend the University of North Florida in Jacksonville FL, where she will study Nursing and American Sign Language.  Jason will attend the University of Florida in Gainesville FL, and major in International Relations.  Each will receive $500 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2011/2012 college school year. 

 

This year the Challenge Sports Scholarships were presented in Honor and Memory of Myles Freeberg.  Myles was hit by a distracted driver and died in July 2010.  Myles attended Viera High School in Melbourne FL and would have applied for the Challenge Sports Scholarship this year.  Myles played soccer for Viera High School and competitive soccer for local soccer clubs.  more about Myles

 

 

Myles Anders Freeberg

May 19, 1993 - July 8, 2010

2010

Jessica Bartlett, Heather Botelho, Sabrina Stackhouse and Kristen Weeks

awarded Florida Challenge Sports Soccer Scholarships for 2010

 

Heather Botelho

Jessica Bartlett

Sabrina Stackhouse

Kristen Weeks

 Jessica Bartlett, a graduate of Melbourne High School in Melbourne FL, Heather Botelho, a graduate of Bayside High School in Palm Bay  FL, Sabrina Stackhouse, a graduate of Melbourne High School in Melbourne FL, and Kristen Weeks a graduate of Lake Region High School in Eagle Lake FL, were named as recipients of the 2010 Challenge Sports College Scholarships, awarded by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne FL.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

 

Jessica will attend the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg MS, and major in Exercise Science.  Heather will attend the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville FL, where she will major in Education. Sabrina will attend the University of Florida, in Gainesville FL, and is planning to study Medicine or Biomedical Engineering.  Kristen will attend Polk State College in Winter Haven FL, and major in General Education.  Each will receive $500 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2010/2011 college school year. 

 

2009

Lance Freeberg, Glenn William Hunt, Shane McKibben and Casey Runte

awarded Florida Challenge Sports Soccer Scholarships for 2009

Lance Freeberg

Glenn William Hunt

Shane McKibben

Casey Runte

Lance Freeberg, a graduate of Viera High School in Viera FL, Glenn William Hunt, a graduate of Fernandina Beach High School in Fernandina Beach FL, Shane McKibben, a graduate of EauGallie High School in Melbourne FL, and Casey Runte a graduate of Melbourne Central Catholic High School in Melbourne FL, were named as recipients of the 2009 Challenge Sports College Scholarships, awarded by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne FL.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

 

Glenn William Hunt will attend the University of Central Florida in Orlando, and major in History. Lance, Shane and Casey will attend the University of Florida, in Gainesville where  Lance will study Criminology, Shane will major in Materials Science and Engineering and Casey will major in Biology - pr-vet..  Each will receive $400 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2009/2010 school year. 

 

2008

April Kathryn Perry, Caitlyn LeClair, Ericka Miller, Jessica LeClair

awarded Florida Challenge Sports Soccer Scholarships for 2008

April Kathryn Perry

    

Caitlyn LeClair

  

Ericka Miller

  

Jessica LeClair

press release July 2008

April Kathryn Perry, a graduate of Hollywood Hills High School, Caitlyn LeClair, a graduate of Melbourne High School, Ericka Miller, a graduate of Melbourne Central Catholic High School and Jessica LeClair, a graduate of Melbourne High School, were named as recipients of the 2008 Challenge Sports College Scholarships, awarded by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne FL.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

 

April will attend Florida International University in Miami and study Engineering. Caitlyn and Jessica will attend the University of Central Florida in Orlando FL.  Ericka will attend the University of Florida in Gainesville FL, and study Medicine/Law.  Each will receive $400 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2008/2009 school year. 

 

Other outstanding applicants who were finalists in the selection process were Mallory Crownover of Edgewater High School, Nicholas Joseph DeNardis and Alexis Pereira of Eau Gallie High School, Samantha Fairchild of Rockledge High School, Eric Lynch of Merritt Island High School, Michael Pafias of Melbourne High School, Sonja Sahlsten of Lake Highland Preparatory School, Kelli Siters of St. Lucie West Centennial High School and Donald Justin Smith of New Covenant Christian School.

 

2007

Andrew Brooks, Caleib Lynch, James Watson Powell, Katrina Stackhouse

awarded Florida Challenge Sports Soccer Scholarships for 2007

Andrew Brooks

Caleib Lynch

James Watson Powell,

Katrina Stackhouse

press release June 2007

Andrew Brooks, a graduate of Satellite Beach High School, Caleib Lynch, a graduate of Merritt Island High School, James Watson Powell, a graduate of Apopka High School and Katrina Stackhouse, a graduate of Melbourne High School, were named as recipients of the 2007 Challenge Sports College Scholarships, awarded by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne FL.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

 

Andrew and Katrina will attend the University of Central Florida in Orlando FL. Andrew will major in Business and Katrina will study Clinical Health Sciences.  James will attend Rollins College in Winter Park FL and study Music.  Calieb will attend Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne FL where he will major in Business Administration.  Each will receive $400 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2007/2008 school year. 

 

Other outstanding applicants who were finalists in the selection process were Ashley Haas of Rockledge High School, Rachel Morris of Astronaut High School, Kaitlin Hardcastle of Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School and Lindsay Wainikainen of Palm Bay  High School.

 

2006

Jessica Burgess, Jeffrey Grosholz and Joy Powell

awarded Florida Challenge Sports Soccer Scholarships for 2006

       

 Jessica Burgess                                 Jeffrey Grosholz                                    Joy Powell

 

press release June 2006

Jessica L. Burgess, a graduate of Satellite High School, Jeffrey Grosholz, a graduate of Rockledge High School and Joy Powell, a graduate of Apopka High School were named as recipients of the 2006 Challenge Sports College Scholarships, awarded by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne Florida.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

 

Jessica will attend the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, and study mass communications and physical therapy, Jeffrey will attend Florida State University where he will major in history, and Joy will attend Rollins College, where she will major in business  Each will receive $400 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2006/2007 school year. 

 

Other outstanding applicants who were finalists in the selection process were Stephanie Balanoff of Winter Park High School, Kyle Longville of Cocoa Beach High School, Katy Powers of Bronson High School, and Ashley Stack of Melbourne Central Catholic High School.

 

2005

Kristen E. Becker and Raymond J. de Cuba II

awarded Florida Challenge Sports Soccer Scholarships for 2005

 

Kristen E. Becker

 

Raymond J. de Cuba II

 

press release June 2005

 

Kristen E. Becker, a graduate of Palm Bay High School, and Raymond J. de Cuba II, a graduate of Sebastian River. High School, were named as the two winners of the 2005 Challenge Sports Soccer College Scholarships, awarded  by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

 

Kristen will attend Long Island University in Brookville, NY, and study Elementary Education and Raymond will attend Rollins College, where he will study Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  Each will receive $400 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2005/2006 school year. 

 

Other outstanding applicants who were finalists in the selection process were Jessie Hall of Orange Park High School, Geoffrey Kvasnok of Eau Gallie High School, Brittany Ponder and Caitlin Lewis both of Melbourne Central Catholic High School.

 

2004

Patricia Lynn Spielman and Chris Burcham

awarded Florida Challenge Sports Soccer Scholarships for 2004

 

Patricia Lynn Spielman

 

Chris Burcham

 

press release June 2004

Patricia Lynn Spielman, a graduate of Eau Gallie High School, and Chris Burcham, a graduate of West Shore Jr./Sr. High School, were named as the two winners of the 2004 Challenge Sports Soccer College Scholarships, awarded  by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

Patricia will attend Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, and Chris will attend Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he will study Environmental Science/Law.  Each will receive $400 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2004/2005 school year. 

Other outstanding applicants who were finalists in the selection process were Julie Erin Mushill of Eau Gallie High School, Charles Green of Apopka High School, Erick Matos of Cocoa High School, Toni Leeney of Melbourne Central Catholic High School and Brett Bertot of Titusville High School.

 

2003

Brian Geoghegan and Tim Stackhouse

awarded Florida Challenge Sports Soccer Scholarships for 2003

 

Brian Geoghegan

Tim Stackhouse

 

press release June 2003

Brian Geoghegan, a graduate of Melbourne Central Catholic High School, and Tim Stackhouse, a graduate of Melbourne High School, were named as the two winners of the 2003 Florida Challenge Sports - Soccer Tournaments College Scholarships, awarded  by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne Florida.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

Both Brian and Tim will attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.  Brian will major in Biology and Tim will major in Computer Science/Engineering.  Each will receive $300 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2003/2004 school year. 

Other outstanding applicants who were finalists in the selection process were Corey Andrew Peterson and Tyler Garell of Merritt Island High School, Ryan Sisko of Titusville High School, Kelley Clark of Santa Fe Catholic High School, Andrea Kirchner of Palm Bay High School, and Erin Walker of EauGallie High School.

 

2002

Lauren Oed and Molly McIntyre

awarded Florida Challenge Soccer Scholarships for 2002

 

Lauren Oed

 

Molly McIntyre

 

press release June 2002

Lauren Oed of Melbourne High School in Melbourne, Florida, and Molly McIntyre of Bayside High School in Palm Bay, Florida, were named as the two winners of the 2002 Florida Challenge Soccer Tournaments College Scholarships, awarded  by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne.

Lauren will attend Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, where she will study Fashion Merchandising and Molly will attend the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and major in Biology/Pre-Med.  Each will receive $300 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2002/2003 school year.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

Other outstanding applicants who were finalists in the selection process were Holly Crow and Derek Donahue of Satellite High School, Lindsey Clark and Jay Donald Pauly of WestShore Jr./Sr. High School, and Edward W. Zappola of Melbourne Central Catholic High School.

2001

Ashleigh Morton and Adam Treinen

awarded Florida Challenge Soccer Scholarships for 2001

 

Ashleigh Morton

Adam Treinen

press release June 2001

Ashleigh Morton of Melbourne High School in Melbourne, Florida, and Adam Treinen of Titusville High School in Titusville, Florida, were named as the two winners of the 2001 Florida Challenge Soccer Tournaments College Scholarships, awarded  by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne.

Ashleigh will attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she will enter the nursing program, and Adam will attend Brevard Community College in Brevard County, Florida, and major in Education.  Each will receive $300 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2001/2002 school year.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

Other outstanding applicants who were finalists in the selection process were Jessica Bensen of Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School, Bradley Alan Blankman and Sean Ryan of Bayside High School, Mark Alan Mallak and Zachary B. Gabe of Melbourne High School, Justin M. Lauer of Eau Gallie High School, Allison Reynolds of Melbourne Central Catholic High School and Jeremy Joseph Sikora of Satellite High School.

 

2000

Lindsay Burke and Michelle McBride

awarded Florida Challenge Soccer Scholarships for 2000

 

Lindsay Burke

Michelle McBride

press release June 2000

Lindsay Burke of Melbourne Central Catholic High School in Melbourne, Florida, and Michelle McBride of Rockledge High School in Rockledge, Florida, were named as the two winners of the 2000 Florida Challenge Soccer Tournaments College Scholarships, awarded  by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne.

Lindsay will attend Stetson University in Deland, Florida, and major in business, and Michelle will attend the University of South Florida in Tampa, and study Education or Sports Management.  Each will receive $300 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 2000/2001 school year.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

Other outstanding applicants who were finalists in the selection process were, Christopher Beaulac and Robert Bird of Satellite High School, Matthew Cole Evans and Julie Schrodt of Melbourne Central Catholic High School, Theresa Urban of Melbourne High School and Anthony Robinson of Deland High School. 

 

1999

Nick Long and Rebecka Shaw

awarded Florida Challenge Soccer Scholarships for 1999

 

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Nick Long

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Rebecka Shaw and sister

press release June 1999

 Nick Long of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne and Rebecka Shaw of Cardinal Newman High School in Royal Palm Beach were named as the  two winners of the 1999 Florida Challenge Soccer Tournaments College Scholarships, awarded  by Florida Challenge Sports Events, Inc. of Melbourne.   Both students will attend the University of Central Florida and will each receive $300 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 1999/2000 school year.  Megan Moyer, a 1998 Florida Challenge Scholarship winner currently attending Brevard Community College, has been re-awarded her Florida Challenge Scholarship for 1999 due to matching funds available to BCC from the State of Florida.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

 Other outstanding applicants who were finalists in the selection process were, Courtney Blagriff of Eau Gallie high School, Christopher Hyvonen and Charles Kenneth Smith of Melbourne Central Catholic High School, and Kenneth Dayton of Palm Bay High School.  

 

1998

Megan Moyer and Laura Stultz

Awarded First Florida Challenge Scholarships

 

Megan Moyer

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Laura Stultz

press release June 1998

Megan Moyer of Titusville High School and Laura Stultz of Melbourne High School were named as the first two winners of the Florida Challenge Soccer Tournaments Scholarships, awarded by Florida Challenge Sports Events of Melbourne.  Moyer, who will attend Brevard Community College, and Stultz, who will attend Florida State University, will each receive $300 toward tuition, books, or room and board for the 1998/1999 school year.  The Scholarships were awarded based on demonstration of teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship and fair play in athletic competition, academics and other aspects of life.

Other outstanding applicants who were finalists in the selection process were, Dawn Fels and Todd Wassmer of Palm Bay High School, Robyn Steinweg of Cape Coral Mariner High School and the Cape Coral Cyclones, Justin Fawcet of Melbourne High School and the Greater Melbourne Soccer Association, Graham Poliner of Satellite Beach High School, Pam Morgan of Spruce Creek High School, Sandya Samanthi Singh of Eau Gallie High School and John Wolfel of Stanton Prep and Jacksonville Fletcher High School.  Congratulations to the winners and the finalists and good luck in meeting the Challenges of college.