• "The game of soccer itself is great and the opportunities we have to impact the lives of our players is immeasurable. I feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunities I've had to stay involved in the game and The Walt Chyzowych Memorial Fund is one truly meaningful example."

    Laura Jackson, 2010 WCMF Scholarship Recipient

Each year the United Soccer Coaches Foundation awards scholarships to individuals by providing financial assistance for them to attend United Soccer Coaches Coaching Academy residential diploma courses. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of many donors.

Scholarships are funded using unrestricted funds, general endowment funds, and numerous named endowment funds including the Walter Chyzowych Fund at the United Soccer Coaches Foundation. Scholarships are applied toward the costs of tuition, housing and meals for an United Soccer Coaches National Diploma course or an Advanced National Diploma course.

For more information and to apply for a scholarship click on "Education" at

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  • "Walt's legacy as a coach continues because of the generosity of this scholarship to educate others. As coaches we have a duty to educate ourselves through course certifications and I am personally committed to fulfilling this responsibility."
  • — Kevin Nylen, 2009 WCMF Scholarship Recipient

The following is a list of individuals/clubs who have participated in the scholarship/grant program.


Sarah Vogelsong

Smail Ferroudji

Alejandro Perez-Alonso

Cook Inlet Soccer Club (see Grants)


Jhoana Astudillo, Puerto Rico

Joe Basso, Michigan


2020 brought a year unlike any other. To best serve the United Soccer Association membership, 100% of the Endowed Funds supported a shift in how we gave out scholarships for that year. Rather than the traditional scholarships we usually award, we helped renew and award memberships to those who were in most need. While these names will be kept anonymous, the Foundation was able to give out almost 200 memberships to assist coaches in need!


Mario Orihuela, Tennessee

Umoja Saint Louis, Inc., Missouri (see Grants)


Richard Henderson, Twin Falls, ID

Street Soccer USA, Fairfax, VA (see Grants)


Humberto Rico, California

Arturo Lopez, North Carolina


Ladule LoSarah

Kennsington Soccer Club (see Grants)


Wilmer Barrera


Kara McMahon


Mario Concha, New York, NY



  • Rebecca Thatcher Murcia, Akron, PA
  • Graeme Orr, Livingston, AL
  • Dan Ortiz, Galloway, NJ
  • Brian Giunta, Gainesville, FL


  • Naomi Clarke, Athens, TN
  • Benjamin Gunter, South Euclid, OH
  • Laura Jackson, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Matthew Meyer, Schaumburg, IL
  • Goran Tomic, Twinsburg, OH


  • Brittany Jones, Apopka, FL
  • Juan Valadez, Los Angeles, CA
  • Steven Henderson, Anderson, SC
  • Fabian Sandoval, Oxnard, CA
  • Michael Piranian, Lexington, VA
  • Kevin V. Nylen, Ipswich, MA
  • Mary Rea, Charlotte, NC
  • "My dream is to continue the legacy Walt left behind by enriching players' lives through the great game of soccer. I would not be the coach I am today with my current aspirations if it wasn't for the support of the WCMF."
  • — Samantha Bird, 2007 WCMF Scholarship Recipient


  • Dan Heath, Bennettsville, SC
  • Luis Santos-Zanelli, Naples, FL
  • Michael Idland, Buffalo, NY
  • Stephanie Keating, Vero Beach, FL
  • Craig Conger, Huntersville, NC
  • David Boutilier, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Daniel Muns, Columbus, GA
  • Stafford Zeon, Norcross, GA
  • Flavio Monteiro, Houston, TX


  • Jason Woodall, Decatur, GA
  • Samantha Bird, Columbus, GA
  • Eric Steege, Madison, WI
  • Aileen Nasypany, Herkimer, NY
  • Gipper de YHVH, Phoenix, AZ
  • Kyle Lubrano-Fluhr, Chicago, IL
  • Sarah Connelly, St. Paul, MNTodd Wallace, St. Louis, MO
  • Wendell Moore, Dallas, GA
  • Nick Carlin-Voigt, Madison, WI


  • Henry Ellis, Lexington, VA
  • Jenni Kapanen, Naperville, IL
  • Amanda Erickson, Gainesville, FL
  • Jonathon Denham, Dubuque, IA
  • Corbin Sutton, Evanston, IL
  • Emmerson Armstrong, Brooklyn, NY
  • Danielle Gaydusek, Dubuque, IA
  • "The Walt Chyzowych Scholarship has allowed me to further my education of the game. The more knowledge I have, the more impact I can have on the players I coach. Thanks WCMF!"
  • — Henry Ellis, 2006 WCMF Scholarship Recipient


  • Warren Turner, Roanoke, VA
  • Brian Davidson, Charlotte, NC
  • Brittany Oliveira, Evanston, IL
  • Matt Parmer, Douglasville, GA
  • Lisa Buckley, Dubuque, IA


  • Jim Coman, Charleston, SC
  • Kyle Lippold, Dubuque, IA
  • John Dumbuya, Andover, MA
  • Bernard Ryce, Jonesboro, GA
  • Ben Freakley, Due West, SC
  • Shawn Brower, Lookout Mountain, TN
  • Victor Suarez, Mount Pleasant, SC


  • John Barry, Richmond, VA
  • James Coman, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • David Erskine, Hannibal, MO
  • John Faircloth, Jr, Powhatan, VA
  • Jose Garcia, Milton-Freewater, OR
  • Jason Kamlet, Clemson, SC
  • Patrick Kennedy, USN
  • Donovan Kron, Dubuque, IA
  • Jon Lowery, Florence, MA
  • Jason Nichols, Hannibal, MO
  • Sean Phillips, Bloomington, INDave Robinson, Miramar, FL
  • Justin Serpone, Evanston, IL

"Walt Chyzowych had the ability to inspire.The passion and love for the game that he had was contagious. As a coach, I hope to impact players with that same passion and love for the game that Walt is known for."

  • — Ben Freakley, 2004 WCMF Scholarship Recipient


  • Emmerson Armstrong, Brooklyn, NY
  • Michael Barr, Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Chad Crosby, Portland, OR
  • Jeremy Duclos, Concord, NH
  • Carlos Esquivel, Escondido, CA
  • Patrick Kabuye, El Paso, TX
  • Mark Lindsey, Spokane, WA
  • Roger Murphy, St. Michael, MN
  • Jeena O’Sant Ji, Miami Beach, FL
  • Tony Pierce, Midland, TX
  • Alex Prus, Toms River, NJ
  • Paul Renie, Toronto, ONT
  • Ambakisye Somola, Chicago, IL
  • Jeffrey Smith, Boise, ID
  • Justin Taylor, Cheyenne, WY
  • Lai Yang Zhang, Dover, DE


  • Jeff Andritz, Hanna Croix, NY
  • Joseph Banks, Madison, WI
  • Kimberly Brady, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Paul Cartwright, Bridgewater, MA
  • Evandro Goncalves, Burbank, CA
  • Patrick Kennedy, Arlington, VA
  • Kei Kinoshita, Bellevue, WA
  • Teddy Meyer, New Wilmington, PA
  • Christina Priester, Redlands, CA
  • Damon Soloman, Lawton, OK
  • John Tracey, Jr, Jenkintown, PA
  • Ryan Webb, Peachtime City, GA
  • Kelly Wilson, Santa Rosa, CA


  • Luis Blas, Pomona, CA
  • Don D’Ambra, Philadelphia, PA
  • Daniel Dexter, Concord, NC
  • Kristen Parnel, Hingham, MA


  • Shawn Brower, Winter Park, FL
  • Evans C. Malyi, Washington DC
  • David Reid, Washington DC


  • Scott Golde, Soccer in the Streets
  • Eliott Perkins, Charleston, SC
  • Scott Reynolds, Soccer in the Streets
  • Joel Wallace, Westminster, MO