The Greater Indiana Regional League of Soccer (GIRLS) league board of directors has voted to donate approximately $62,000 to the Indiana Soccer Foundation. This gift is in the form of a restricted donation to be used specifically for providing scholarships every season to Indiana girls travel soccer players who are registered, through Indiana Soccer, with US Youth Soccer.
“This is a very exciting announcement for both GIRLS and the Indiana Soccer Foundation, said Dean Vinten, Foundation President. “It allows a very important program of the GIRLS league to continue”. On November 17, 2012, GIRLS officially voted to dissolve the league due to the expansion of the Indiana Soccer League (ISL) of Indiana Soccer.
Jim Heck, the GIRLS league treasurer, will join the foundation’s Grant Committee to assist in implementing this scholarship program. The general outline of the program is to award up to $3,000 per season, the individual award up to $200 depending upon the individual’s need. The deadline to apply for the Spring 2013 scholarships is February 22. Applications and more information is available by clicking here.