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Juliet Grace Smith Foundation Scholarship for Courage


The Juliet Grace Smith Foundation, in conjunction with Arlington Soccer, proudly presents the Memorial Scholarship for Courage. Established in 2011 in memory of Juliet Grace – daughter and sister of the Smith family who have coached, played, and managed in Arlington Soccer’s travel and recreational programs since 2002. As a 24 week preemie, Juliet’s courage in facing a daily regimen of life-or-death challenges was an inspiration to every person that knew, worked with, or learned about Juliet Grace. It is in this spirit that the Juliet Grace Smith Foundation will sponsor this annual scholarship award, in her name and to the Club with which she would have most certainly been a member. Winners of the award will have demonstrated tremendous courage in their lives, just as Juliet Grace did in hers, so that even more people can be motivated by stories of great courage in meeting life’s challenges on and off the soccer field.

JGSlogo15Each year, following the completion of the travel tryouts, financial aid-eligible Arlington Soccer players will have the opportunity to complete an application for the awards. The centerpiece of the application is an essay wherein the players are encouraged to tell their own stories of courage. We particularly applaud the efforts of our young players who draft their own application essays. Thanks to each of our applicants, who since 2011 have shared wonderful stories of courage and have promoted Juliet’s courageous spirit in your lives!  You can learn more by visiting www.julietgrace.org.

Klurfeld Travel Soccer Scholarship Fund

The Klurfeld Fund was established in 2000, in memory of Scott and Janis Klurfeld, who were killed in a tragic accident on I-95 while driving their son and a teammate to a preseason tournament for the (then) U14 Arlington Thunder. The accident, which both boys survived although with serious injuries, deeply shocked and saddened our soccer community. This accident prompted Arlington Soccer to establish the Klurfeld Travel Soccer Scholarship Fund in their memory. The Klurfeld Fund provides financial support to Arlington Soccer travel players who might otherwise not be able to afford to play.

The Klurfeld Fund exists through the donations of supportive soccer parents and other soccer advocates. The fund desperately needs replenishing. Please help Arlington Soccer keep our financial assistance fund strong by making a tax-deductible donation to the Klurfeld Travel Soccer Scholarship Fund.

Send a check now while you’re reading this! Any amount, no matter how small, will make a difference to a talented player.  Tax-deductible donations may be sent to:

Klurfeld Travel Soccer Scholarship Fund
c/o Arlington Community Foundation
818 N. Quincy Street, Suite 103
Arlington, VA 22203

You can also make an online donation to the Klurfeld Fund using the Arlington Community Foundation’s online form. Select the “Donate Now” button in the upper right hand corner. Be sure to specify the “Klurfeld Arlington Travel Soccer Scholarship Fund” in the Fund Selection box.



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