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Jarkko Tuominen College Scholarship

The Jarkko Tuominen College Scholarship was created to provide graduating high school athletes with an opportunity to receive a college scholarship.  Jarkko was a native of Finland who came to America on a soccer scholarship to attend Concordia University in Oregon.  "Jarks" went on to become a Nike Soccer employee who worked in both marketing and sales and enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Seacoast United Sports Club.  He tragically died in an accident several years ago and Seacoast United has awarded College Scholarships every year since in his honor.

Eligibility
Eligible applicants will be youth sports players in their final year of High School and enrolling in college/university in the upcoming fall.  The player must be a member of Seacoast United Sports Club or play for a Recreation/Town Travel/Club team.  The merit-based scholarship is not dependent on the player participating in collegiate soccer. The typical scholarship award is $1,000.

Applications
In order to be considered, applicants must submit one of two ways by March 31, 2017:

Option #1

  • Download the application and send the completed Jarkko Tuominen College Scholarship application form by March 31, 2016. Submitted copy must include an actual signature from applicant and parent/guardian.
  • Include proof of acceptance to college/university
  • Include letters of recommendation
  • Forms can be scanned in and emailed to Kathie Richard at krichard@seacoastunited.org or may be mailed directly to Seacoast United Foundation, 14 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833

Option #2

You may use the Google Document Questionairre Jarkko Tuominen College Scholarship to apply. All of your answers will be directly collected by the Google Application for Seacoast United Foundation. You will have to either email your recommendation letters and acceptance letters directly to Kathie Richard at krichard@seacoastunited.org or mail them to Seacoast United Foundation, 14 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03044.

All applications will be reviewed by the Seacoast United Foundation Scholarship Committee.  

Questions?  Please contact Kathie Richard at krichard@seacoastunited.org.

2012 Jarkko Scholarship recipient Austin Alphonse commented: "I loved playing soccer for Seacoast United and will always be proud to have been part of the program.  I am attending St. Lawrence University and am fortunate enough to be part of their soccer team.  The Jarkko Tuominen College Scholarship will assist me with paying for books and tuition fees.  I am now able to focus my time on my school work and soccer without having to work first semester too.  SUSC prepared me for making the transition to a college player and your scholarship will help me balance the demands on my time.  I plan to continue to support and work with younger kids as they learn to love the game of soccer as much as I do."