Each year San Bruno AYSO awards up one,two or rare cases three College Scholarships to deserving AYSO U-19 players who have demonstrated a commitment to volunteer service, community support and academics. In 2013, each recipients receives $1000 scholarships to go toward books, tution or other college expenses.
2013 Winners : Veronica Diaz & Eric Yip
2012 Winners : Vanessa Diaz
2011 Winners : Jessica Shelton, Megan Estelita & Katryna Dillard
2009 Winners : Grace Lutrell & Kaity Navarro
2008 Winners : Amanda Estelita
Veronica Diaz comes from a family with a strong background in all these areas. Not only has she been a part of Capuchino sports and AYSO, she volunteered in several AYSO activities including helping the Under 5 program as a volunteer and recruiting others to help as well, Summer Kicks coach providing soccer instruction to youth players and helping at other AYSO functions. She volunteered her time during several Turkey Tournament as Field marshal getting up early to setup of the fields and staying late into the dark hour for clean up. She also demonstrated community service by volunteering as a youth peer tutorin The Summer Bridge program. In school she took as many advanced classes possible in the first two years and then IB classes in her junior and senior year and is recognized as a National Hispanic scholar. Veronica plans on majoring in child and adolescent development adn psychology.
Eric Yip is a leader on the planning the field in two ways, as a long time San Bruno AYSO soccer player and long time die hard referee. Eric has coached in the Under 5 program for multiple years. His referee experience extends beyond San Bruno, refereeing in several tournaments around the greater Bay Area including our own Turkey Tournament. Eric has volunteered for his local youth recreation center with prominent roles in summer camp and with the Junior Giants for seven years as a player, coach and umpire. Eric has been in the leadership program at Capuchino and as you know is currently your Senior Class Vice President helping to pull together dances, fund raisers and rallies. Eric has also demonstrated excellence in school here as part of the IB program maintaining a high GPA and is also a member of the California Scholarship Federation. Eric is planning on getting a master and wants to focus in social work, speech pathology or counseling eventually opening a business that helps children in need.