The Dan Raby College Scholarship was created by the club in November 2012 as a way to recognize the many contributions and selfless service Dan made to CDO Soccer club over last 15 years. The Dan Raby College Scholarship provides monetary assistance to one CDO U18 boy player and one CDO U18 girl after completion of their Senior Year of High School to help with college expenses. The amount of each award can be up to $500, but the exact amount will be based on the funding available. Funding of this scholarship is based on donations, tournament proceeds, and other income not associated with membership fees.
It is hoped that all applicants will continue to stay involved with CDO Soccer in some capacity even after their playing time has finished in keeping with the spirit of this award.
Applicants for the Dan Raby College Scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must be an active member of the CDO Soccer Club and have played in no fewer than 3 consecutive seasons with the club. Exceptions will be allowed for applicants who have suffered season ending injuries.
- Applicants must be High School Seniors and be in good academic standing.
- Applicants must be on a path to attend college.
- Applicants must submit their most up to date academic record along with a letter describing their experience with CDO Soccer. Applicants are encouraged to to identify ways in which they have followed Dan’s example in providing support to the club. Applicants must also list the seasons and teams played on within the CDO club.
Grades are certainly an important part of the selection process but is not the sole source of selection. Applicants will be judged on their service to the club. Applicants who have demonstrated a willingness to positively contribute to the club beyond the playing field will receive extra consideration. For example, volunteering to assist with CDO summer camp.
Selection Process and Application Dates:
Application Deadline: All applications shall be post marked no later than March 1st of the second half of the season. Please include a return address. All applications will be mailed to:
CDO Soccer Club
Attn: Dan Raby Scholarship Committee
10645 N Oracle Rd
Suite 121 – Box 200
Oro Valley, AZ 85737
The final analysis and selection of applicants will be completed before the CDO Challenge Cup held annually each April. The recipients of the Dan Raby Scholarship Awards will be presented at half time of the opening match of the CDO Challenge Cup.
President CDO Soccer