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SYA Scholarships

Each year Smithsburg Youth Athletics awards scholarships to Smithsburg High School Students who have participated in SYA sports. 

SYA has two scholarship programs. 

The Richard M. Schultz Jr. Memorial scholarship program awards multiple scholarships to Smithsburg High School students who are furthering their education and have been accepted at a college or technical school.  These students must have played sports for SYA, complete the application, have a letter of recommendation, be a graduating Senior at Smithsburg High School, and have demonstrated good character and sportsmanship. 

Mr. Schultz created SYA (formally CSL) back in 1976 to give all the youth in the community a chance to play sports.  He created extra teams so that no children would have to be cut from the program.  He was a sports enthusiast and coached a variety of sports teams from youth thru high school.  He had high expectations for his players and pushed them to excel.  He was inducted into the Washington County Sports Hall of fame in 2012.  His son Dirk is a professional golfer and the golf pro at Beaver Creek County Club.

The Amy Everett Memorial scholarship program awards one scholarship to a Smithsburg High School Student who is furthering their education by majoring in either education, mathematics or STEM field of study.   This student must have played sports for SYA, complete the application, be a graduating Senior at Smithsburg High School, have a letter of recommendation, and have demonstrated good character and sportsmanship.  Amy Everett grew up in Washington County graduating from Boonsboro High School in 1985 and Frostburg State University with a degree in mathematics and teaching.  She taught mathematics at Smithsburg High School and was a very active member of the high school and the Smithsburg Community.   

The SYA scholarships are funded thru the proceeds from our annual golf tournament and by donations from friends, families and former scholarship reciepenients.  If you would like to play in or sponsor the golf tournament there is a link on  the SYA main page with golf tournament information.  If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund you can send a check made out to SYA with scholarship fund in the memo line to P.O. Box 21 Smithsburg MD 21783.

Thank You to our 2019 Golf Tournament Sponsors:
Rinehart Orchards                           Cumberland Valley Athletic Club       
Weichert Realtors                             Jernigan's Environmental Services Inc.  
Gold Leaf Lawn LLC                       PHR Strategies
Automated Office Equipment           Brethern Mutual Insurance
Skeeters Gun Sales                           Hadley Farms
CVL Technical Sales                        Mid Atlantic Industrial Construction
Village Spirits                                  Beaver Creek County Club
Williamsport Retirement Village

Thank you to our 2019 Individual Donors:
Rob & Shawn Bryce          Carl & Jennifer June          Paul & Becky Corderman     Victor Kronstadt
Thomas McBeth                Jerry & Susie Cianelli        Gordon Fisher                        Susan Moser
Linda & Roy Wetzel          James & Doris Thrailkill    Julie & Jay Morgan               Thomas Scally
Constance Lenhart           Ron Hamner                        William Lane                          Pres & Helen Myers
Dr. John & Bonnie Stull   Patricia Long                       J Edgar & Deborah Wine      Pat & Linda Boyer
Todd McNaim                   Roy & Phyllis McNaim        John & Barbara Schnebly     Steve & Maria Long
Cheryl Shoemaker            Greg McGuirk





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Richard M. Schultz Jr. SYA Achievement Award

These awards are given to Smithsburg High School Seniors who have participated on one of the SYA teams and have gone on to apply principles learned in SYA to their high school careers.

Download the application from the link on the bottom of this page or pick one up at the SHS Guidance Counselor's Office.

1. Fill out the application form.

2. Write a brief essay (approximately 500 words) answering the following:

  • What benefits did you gain from playing SYA sports?
  • What academic and athletic accomplishments have you had in high school?
  • What are your goals and plans for the future?  What college are you planning to attend?  What is your intended major?

3. Obtain a letter of recommendation from a high school coach or teacher.  Include the letter with your application.

Mail To: 
SYA Scholarship Committee
PO Box 21
Smithsburg, MD 21783
Due April 21st

Richard M. Schultz Jr. SYA Achievement
Award Recipients

Recipients for 2011            Recipients for 2012          Recipients for 2013
    Taylor Belella                              Logan Bachtell                         Emily Seward
  Aaron Dinterman                        Danielle Harbaugh                    Kyle Dinterman
   Daniel Ridenour                           Greg Horning                            Adler Garrett
      Luke Slick                               Logan McSherry
                      Mason Beck 
                                                                                            Kinsey Shifflett
                                                                                                   Austin LaFalcia-Ryan


Recipients for 2014            Recipients for 2015          Recipients for 2017
     Emma Gerhold                              Dylan Bryce                         Jensen Bachtell
      Emily Merritt                                Collin Everett                          Sydney Davis
  Zachary Mutchler                            Briana Haugh                        Samantha Pryor
    Matt Sprecher                             Madison Bachtell                       Erica Lindsay
    Evan Stanford                              Payton Belella                           Will Merritt

                                                     Kori Taber                             Harrison Brown
                                                        Paige Kutchey


Recipients for 2018             Recipients for 2019
  Cameron Kutchey                             Leah Lindsay
   Margaret Alvarez                          Ryleigh McKinnon
   Makenzie Sarber                            Olivia Penwell
     Morgan Brenk                               Renee Dupre
    Edwin Djampa

The Amy Everett Memorial SYA Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Smithsburg High School seniors who participated in SYA sports and who intend to major in education, mathematics or STEM

Download the application from link at the bottom of this page or pick one up at the SHS Guidance Counselor's Office.

1. Fill out the application form.


2.  Write a brief essay (approximately 500 words) answering the following:
 

  • What benefits did you gain from playing SYA sports?
  • What academic and athletic accomplishments have you had in high school?
  • What are your goals and plans for the future?  What college are you planning to attend?  What is your intended major?


3.  Obtain a letter of recommendation from a high school coach or teacher.  Include the letter with your application.

Mail To: 
SYA Scholarship Committee
PO Box 21
Smithsburg, MD 21783
Due April 21st


Amy Everett Memorial SYA Scholarship 
Award Recipients

Recipient for 2015: Corinne Burk

Recipient for 2017: Quinn Beck-Schmeider

Recipient for 2018: Lauren Daniels

Recipient for 2019: Hope Kemmerer



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