Santa Clara Sporting Annual Collegiate Scholarship Program

Updated: June 4, 2015

The Santa Clara Sporting Club announced today the launch of the Sporting Scholarship Program created to award student athletes that exhibit academic excellence, community leadership and the ability to make-a-difference on and off the soccer field. Santa Clara Sporting will award $6,000 in scholarship funds every year to six college-bound high school students chosen from within the club. Over 200 Santa Clara Sporting soccer players have graduated to play collegiate soccer in just the last four years, and the club is committed to building an even stronger college recruitment program for the future.

Sporting Scholarship Program Boys Girls
Abel Azevedo Memorial Scholarship (community & academics) $1,000 $1,000
Sporting Ignite Scholarship (making a difference) $1,000 $1,000
Sporting & Me Scholarship (what Sporting means to me) $1,000 $1,000

Scholarship Application Process - download Sporting Scholarship Application, complete application and submit to Sueli Almeida at

  • Sporting Scholarship Application Requirements - player must be in good financial standing with team, scholarship application must be completed and submitted on time, and player must be rostered in the club for a minimum of five years.
  • 2015 Scholarship Deadline - applications are due on or before June 19, 2015
  • 2015 Scholarship Award Notifcation - award notification letters will be sent on June 22, 2015
  • Scholarship Payment - checks will be issued after selection and after confirmation of college registration.

The Santa Clara Sporting College Recruitment Program provides soccer players with a competitive advantage:

  • Championship Coaching Staff - Santa Clara Sporting develops top-level soccer players through elite-level coaches. Santa Clara Sporting soccer players build soccer skills and a winning attitude through our coaches and elite competition.
  • Sporting Academic Scholarship - financial scholarships available to reward Sporting players that exhibit an excellence in the classroom, in their community and on the soccer field.
  • College Recruitment Tools - Sporting players have preferential access to CollegeFitFinder from - a powerful college recruitment tool. We are the only club in Northern California to offer club players with discounted rate access.
  • College Coach Network - college coaches from Santa Clara University and San Jose State are now coaching teams in the club and providing college recruitment guidance.