2017 Scholarship Applications are Open!
Preston Whitlock "Lead, Inspire, Make a Difference"
To honor the memory of Drew Knutson by awarding scholarships to graduating seniors within the Stafford County community who embody the legacy of Drew – excelling in academia, athletics, leadership, and community service.
Drew Knutson was a standout member of Stafford Soccer. Not only excelling on the soccer field, Drew was a standout in the classroom, was a member of the middle school band, and a tremendous leader and friend among his peers. He was active within in the community - creating a fundraiser to help a young man diagnosed with a brain tumor and heading a soccer gear drive to benefit the community of Rockaway Beach, NY after Hurricane Sandy. He truly embodied the adage "actions speak louder than words."
Drew tragically passed away on February 12, 2013 at the age of 12. He is now survived by his parents, Erin and Keith, and younger brother and sister, Brandon and Alex. Drew was an amazing child and now we carry on his legacy by awarding graduating seniors who share these same qualities.
We host two fundraisers a year: The Drew's Dash 5K is our Spring Event and the DK26 Golf Tournament is our Fall Event.
SPONSORS are always needed and allow the Scholarship Committee to offset the cost of hosting events and contribute even more to our community.
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The Drew Knutson Memorial Scholarship: Our largest scholarship offered is awarded to the student(s) who best embody the values of Drew – scholarship, athletics, leadership, and community.
The Preston Whitlock “Lead, Inspire, Make a Difference” Award: Named after Drew’s mentor and last coach. A William and Mary graduate, Preston stresses the importance of success in the classroom in conjunction with development on the field. The scholarship is awarded to students who exemplify leadership qualities that truly set them apart from their peers. Applicants must also be academically excellent and involved in the community.
The Terry Harrigan Volunteer of the Year Award: Terence “Terry” Harrigan was a coach in the Stafford community, participating in the local youth soccer program for over 15 years. While coaching his kids and others, Terry volunteered countless hours selflessly to help build a stronger program. We now look to award volunteers who work tirelessly during the year to positively impact our community.
Applications: Applications are now posted!
If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund please make checks payable to “Stafford Soccer" and note on the check “Drew Knutson Memorial Scholarship Fund.” Checks can be mailed to the Stafford Soccer Office located at 235 Garrisonville Road Suite 101 Stafford, VA 22554 or you are able to make a donation in person at SunTrust Bank, 40 Prosperity Ln Stafford, VA. You can also make an online donation at the, “Donate” button below.