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Jeff Rickel Scholarship

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Palos Verdes Region 10
Jeff Rickel Memorial Scholarship


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 Past Rickel Scholarship Winners

Palos Verdes Region 10 is pleased to offer the Jeff Rickel Memorial Scholarship. The Jeff Rickel Memorial Scholarship is a $2,000 non-renewable scholarship awarded to a college-bound high school senior or seniors who reside on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The scholarship is named for Jeff Rickel (1963-2003), who coached his young daughter’s teams for three years in Region 10 before he succumbed to cancer. Jeff was a remarkable individual in many ways, not the least was his contribution to Region 10. In each of the three years he coached in Region 10, his teams were awarded the Sportsmanship Award. He set a fine example for his young charges on and off the field.

Who May Apply:
Any college-bound high school senior who lives on the Peninsula and

  • Has given demonstrable service to Region 10 in the form of refereeing, coaching, assistant coaching, support on Opening or Closing Day, or the like Due to the Covid pandemic, the volunteer hours criteria will be PRIMARILY from hours earned PRIOR to March 2020. This is an exception for the 2020-201 application. Any exceptions or additions will be taken into consideration;
  • Has applied to a 2- or 4-year college or university, enrollment to commence in the fall following high school graduation; and
  • Favorable consideration will be given to those applicants who have consistently played in AYSO, including at the more senior levels (U12 and higher).

How to Apply:

  • Download the Application by  clicking here;
  • Complete the Application, including the required essay;
  • Obtain a letter from an adult who can attest to your service to Region 10;
  • E-mail the completed Application to and "CC" to OR mail the completed application to AYSO Region 10, ATTN: Jeff Rickel Scholarship, P.O. Box 2302, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274. For the 2020-2021 application, the mailed application deadline is April 1, 2021; emailed application is due April 11, 2021.

Be an AYSO Region 10 Rickel Scholar!!!


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