JOHN SOFLIN BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP

JOHN SOFLIN BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP
The Lexington Community Foundation administers this scholarship established in 2020 by friends and family to memorialize the spirit that represents Coach John Soflin. Coach Soflin believed that sports were a way to teach young student-athletes bout life. He believed that sports taught am life lessons – like teamwork, adversity, competition, leadership, and commitment. Scholarship recipients must possess the qualities that made Coach Soflin special – qualities he believed in kindness, caring, sportsmanship, generosity, persistence, servitude, and a positive attitude in all of life that allows the individual to succeed in challenging circumstances.

This scholarship is valued at up to $6,000 and will be pay $1,500 per year for up to four years based on the recipient maintaining a GPA requirement of 3.0 and continuing a focus on a teaching or sports-related degree.

QUALIFICATIONS

Consideration for the scholarship will be given to any student who will be graduating from Lexington High School with an accumulative GPA of 3.0 who was a participating member of the LHS Boys Basketball Team for three years (this includes player or manager). The applicant must also have participated in a mentoring role for youth basketball in Lexington (this includes helping with youth basketball camps/programs or coaching youth basketball teams.

Preference will be given to students that will enroll in college courses related to education, coaching, athletic training, sports medicine, or sport-related field.

Award
$6,000
Deadline
02/28/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please attach a statement focusing on how basketball has influenced your life and how these experiences will impact your future.
  2. Please describe your involvement with youth basketball programs in Lexington.