Each year, the Oceanside United Soccer Club awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have come through the OUSC program. The scholarships assist them to defray the costs of a post high school education.
Profits from the club's annual indoor and outdoor tournaments, derived chiefly from the proceeds of the indoor tournament's annual journal as well as field advertising and sponsorship revenue from the outdoor tournament, help fund these scholarships. In the past ten years, over $100,000 has been awarded to more than 100 graduating seniors.
Scholarships are awarded annually as follows:
The Rudy Lamonica Memorial MVP Scholarship is awarded to one boy and one girl who are chosen the Most Valuable Players on the Oceanside High School Boys and Girls varsity soccer teams as selected by the varsity players themselves.
The Rudy Lamonica Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of former player and son of Club founders Phil and Bessie Lamonica. Rudy sadly passed away in 1970 at the young age of seventeen. The club's annual indoor tournament is also named in memory of Rudy.
The Bob Schrager Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of the dedicated volunteer and past Director and Club Vice President. The club's annual Labor Day Tournament is also named in memory of Bob.
The Rosanna Denaro Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of the long time club member and volunteer who embodied the spirit of volunteerism. Roseanne gave her time and energy selflessly, despite having no children in the program.
The Phil Lamonica Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Club founder Phil Lamonica who passed away in 2007.
All scholarship applicants must meet the eligibility qualifications (SEE GUIDELINES & APPLICATION BELOW) and follow the application procedures set forth by the Board of Directors. Announcement of the scholarship winners is made at either Oceanside High School 's annual awards night or the individual recipient's home school senior honor night, as well as at OUSC's annual June awards ceremony.
2008 Scholarship Recipients
2006 Scholarship Recipients
The club wishes to acknowledge and greatly appreciates the continued generosity and support of all of the contributors to our annual indoor tournament journal. Those proceeds, in addition to the support of all who take out ads for our Labor Day tournament. enable the club to sustain these scholarships each year. THANK YOU!