Scholarships

Scholarships

The first ever GFA Scholarship Opportunity Program was launched in 2023. Read more about it here: Six awardees earn over $11,000 in scholarships from GFA donors

In partnership with families and organizations of our local community, Guam Football Association is thrilled to announce scholarship opportunities.

These scholarships aim to support and empower individuals who are dedicated to pursuing their academic goals and displayed an interest in the sport of football throughout their life in Guam.

We encourage all eligible students to seize this incredible opportunity to pursue their dreams and further their education. Don’t miss the chance to apply for this prestigious scholarship and take a significant step forward in your academic journey.

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Deadline: 31 July 2024

Selection Date: 15 August 2024

Awarding: 23 August 2024

How to Apply

  1. Gather & upload required documents with online application: Three (3) Letters of Recommendation and Academic Transcript
  2. Fill out the online Scholarship Opportunity Application Form
  3. Application and documents must be submitted by published deadline 31 July 2024.
  4. Notification of Award: Scholarship recipients will be notified of the award and disbursement details via phone call or email by the GFA General Secretary 15 August 2024.

Available Scholarships
Shirley Lai Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Guam Football Association in partnership with the family of the late Shirley Lai of the Shirley’s Coffee Shops are proud to announce the Shirley Lai Memorial Scholarship Fund that will award up to four (4) one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarships  to selected on-island graduating high school seniors and/or current college students to attend the Guam Community College, University of Guam, or an accredited college or university in the United States.

This scholarship opportunity is for football athletes with the intent of furthering their education.

Teddy 'Ted' Cipollone Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Guam Football Association in partnership with the family of the late Teddy ‘Ted’ Cipollone are proud to announce the Teddy ‘Ted’ Cipollone Memorial Scholarship Fund that will award up to 4 (four) recipients; two (2) one thousand dollar ($1,000) and two (2) five hundred dollar ($500) scholarships to selected on-island graduating high school seniors and/or current college students to attend the Guam Community College, University of Guam, or an accredited college or university in the United States.

Teddy started playing football (soccer) when he was six years old and continued through adulthood, being one of the first in the Men’s National Team to compete all over the world. He would be proud to be able to give back to the community through this scholarship.

This scholarship opportunity is for football athletes with the intent of furthering their education.

Grace Martinez Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Guam Football Association in partnership with the family of Grace Martinez are proud to announce the Grace Martinez Memorial Scholarship Fund that will award up to one (1) one thousand dollar ($1,000) scholarship to a selected on-island graduating high school senior and/or current college student to attend the Guam Community College, University of Guam, or an accredited college or university in the United States.

Grace Martinez was the administrator for the Guam Football Association Women’s Committee. In her role, she developed opportunities for women and young girls to play the sport of football. She worked to create additional leagues including the most notable, Mom’s League, and other events that tripled the number of female players on Guam.

GFA Grassroots Scholarship Fund

The Guam Football Association in partnership with the family of the late Shirley Lai of the Shirley’s Coffee Shops are proud to announce the GFA Grassroots Scholarship Fund that will award up to two (2) five hundred dollar ($500) scholarships to selected on-island graduating high school seniors and/or current college students to attend the Guam Community College or University of Guam.

This scholarship opportunity is for football athletes with the intent of furthering their education.

A4G Scholarship Fund

The Guam Football Association is proud to announce the A4G Scholarship Fund that will award up to two (2) two hundred fifty dollar ($250) scholarships to selected on-island graduating high school seniors and/or current college students to attend the Guam Community College, University of Guam, or an accredited college or university in the United States.

This scholarship opportunity is for current GFA Referees with the intent to further their education.

Coach Lester Layco Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Guam Football Association in partnership with the Islanders Futbol Club are proud to announce the Coach Lester Layco Memorial Scholarship Fund that will award up to two (2) five hundred dollar ($500) scholarships to selected on-island graduating high school seniors and/or current college students to attend the Guam Community College, University of Guam, or an accredited college or university in the United States.

Lester Layco Memorial Scholarship is for student athletes that played with the Islanders Fútbol Club in both the youth and adult leagues for at least two years combined.

This scholarship opportunity is for football athletes with the intent of furthering their education.

Ashenafi Lom Foundation Scholarship Fund

The Guam Football Association in partnership with the Wings Futbol Club are proud to announce the Ashenafi Lom Foundation Scholarship Fund that will award up to two (2) two hundred fifty dollar ($250) scholarships to selected on-island graduating high school seniors and/or current college students to attend the Guam Community College, University of Guam, or an accredited college or university in the United States.

This scholarship opportunity is for football athletes with the intent of furthering their education.

Become a Donor

Are you interested in becoming a Scholarship Donor? Email [email protected] or fill out the GFA Scholarship Opportunity Donor Form online.