KIYSL awards Bert Robertson scholarships
STEVENSVILLE — For the second consecutive year, the Kent Island Youth Soccer League has awarded scholarships to former players in the league who have graduated high school and are on the way to their respective colleges. The scholarships were awarded in honor of the late founder of the league, Bert Robertson, who died in 2013.
KIYSL raised $2,000 this past year, and the funds were equally divided among three former players.
The scholarship recipients were Jacob Cutter, Brandon Gross and Anna Poe. Jacob will be attending Lehigh Community College; Brandon will attend Washington College; and Anna will be attending Syracuse University. The scholarships will be applied to assist in their college expenses.
Their selection for the scholarships was made by the league scholarship committee after reviewing their personal applications. The committee included Sharon Robertson, Bert’s widow.
Their applications included information about their overall G.P.A. in school academics, leaderships roles in extra-curricular activities and their roles as players/referees in the KIYSL. To be eligible to apply for a KIYSL scholarship, a youth only has to have either been a player or referee in the league.
From left, Kent Island Youth Soccer League President Michelle Abplanalp with scholarship recipients Brandon Gross, Anna Poe and Jacob Cutter and KIYSL Vice President Marc Robinson. The three youth were presented the Bert Robertson Memorial Scholarship from the league. Brandon will attend Washington College; Anna, Syracuse University; and Jacob, Lehigh Carbon Community College.