Dear CYO Athletic Director,
The CYO Scholarship Committee is now inviting applications from 8th graders for the 2020-2021 “CYO Bill Ford Scholarship Awards.”
Although our players have not been able to participate in CYO this school year, we would like to give current 8th graders this opportunity. Current 8th graders who participated in an Oakland Diocese CYO sport in the 2019-2020 school year as a 7th grader are eligible to apply. (This also includes 7th grade participants/registrants in 2020 CYO Track, CYO Girls’ Basketball and CYO Boys’ Sand Volleyball.)
This year, the Oakland Diocese CYO will again award three $1000 scholarships. The scholarships are funded entirely from a grant by an anonymous foundation. The funding foundation requested that these scholarships are named the “CYO Bill Ford Scholarship Awards.”
Detailed information about the scholarships and the application process is in the attached application. (There are two pdf applications attached: one to be printed and completed, the other a “fillable” pdf application. Either form may be completed to apply.) Also, additional information on the scholarship is on the CYO scholarship page on the CYO website: www.oaklandcyo.org.
Please forward this information and application to your last season’s 7th grade coaches and to any player who you believe may be interested in applying for the scholarship. Completed applications must be returned to the Oakland Diocese CYO Office by Monday, May 3.
Due to the pandemic, there are special modifications listed on the application. Applications may not be hand-delivered but must be emailed or mailed to CYO. Other important modifications are detailed on the application.
Over the past eighteen years, outstanding young people in the CYO program have applied, interviewed and been awarded CYO scholarships. Thank you to your coaches and to you in helping to form and to inspire our young athletes!
We hope you and your families are well and staying safe!
Bill and the CYO Scholarship Committee