The Stingrays Board of Directors are thrilled to announce that we will once again be offering the Merit Scholarship and Clesner Grant this year. We encourage all eligible swimmers to apply. Both the Merit Scholarship and Clesner Grant will be awarding each recipient with $1000 to go towards monthly dues and meet fees. Kindly review the attachments with your swimmers to apply. We will be accepting applications through Dec. 9, 2019

The Stingrays will also be awarding the Graduating Senior Scholarship in the amount of $500 to one of our graduating seniors.  We will be accepting applications through March 1, 2020.

The Wang Family and the RAYS will be presenting three scholarships in the amount of $1,000, $750, and $500, respectively, to the top three applicants, composed of graduating seniors.  We will be accepting applications through March 1st, 2020.

Please direct any questions to team Vice President Mike Johnson, m_w_johnson@msn.com.



Michael & Jennie M. Clesner Grant Program - Due Dec 9, 2019

The RAYS are excited to offer the Michael & Jennie M. Clesner Grant Program. The Clesner family has always made it a priority to ensure children are always able to participate in swimming, no matter what their financial standing. The Michael & Jennie M. Clesner Grant is available to RAYS athletes who have been accepted into the Outreach program, who are in good standing with the RAYS in Age Group 1, Junior, or Senior program groups. The intent of this program is to provide financial assistance to those swimmers who consistently demonstrate a sincere commitment to maximizing their swimming potential.  The Clesner Grant winner will be selected by an independent, third party. Please Click Here for more information.

 


 

RAYS Family Merit Scholarship - Due Dec 9, 2019

The RAYS are excited to offer the RAYS Family Merit Scholarship. The RAYS Family Merit Scholarship is being offered to thank all of the families that have provided so many years of service, time and support to the RAYS team. The scholarship is available to RAYS athlete members of USA Swimming who are in good standing with the RAYS in Age Group 1, Junior, or Senior program groups. The intent of this scholarship is to reward and recognize the educational and athletic commitment taken on by the student and thank them for being a part of the RAYS. Please  Click Here for more information.

 


 

RAYS Graduating Senior Scholarship - Due March 01, 2020

The Stingrays are pleased to be offering a Graduating Senior Scholarship for a RAYS swimmer in the amount of $500.  The scholarship will be paid to the senior to go towards college expenses.

Applications will be judged on the basis of grade point average (GPA), extracurricular /leadership/ community activities, letters of recommendations and a short essay. 

Completed applications will be due no later than March 01, 2019 to Carol Rowlands. RAYS • PO Box 866 Stafford, VA 22555-0866. They may also be emailed to raysbookkeeper@gmail.com.

To protect the applicant’s privacy and to make the selection process objective, the judges will not be aware of the applicant’s identity.  The information sheet will be separated from the application and assigned an Applicant Number by Carol Rowlands.

If a RAYS graduating senior is interested in applying for this scholarship, he/she must send an email to Carol Rowlands: raysbookkeeper@gmail.com – she will supply the applicant number which should be used throughout the application.

Please Click Here for more information.


 

The Helen Wang Memorial Scholarship Due March 01, 2020

The Helen Wang Memorial Scholarship - The Wang Family and the RAYS are honored to present the Helen Wang Memorial Scholarship.  Helen was an amazing role model, student, and champion to so many and was taken from us too soon.  Helen was a friend to everyone she met and left a piece of herself in everyone's heart.  The scholarship fund was established to not just honor Helen but to continue her dream to make a difference in the lives of others.

Applications will be judged based on being an excellent student (GPA), volunteerism, having a minimum of 5 A (or better) swim times in SCY or LCM, letters of recommendation, and a short essay.

Completed applications will be due no later than March 1, 2020 to Carol Rowlands.  RAYS PO Box 866 Stafford, VA 22555-0866.  They may also be emailed to raysbookkeeper@gmail.com

To protect the applicant's privacy and to make the selection process objective, the judges will not be aware of the applicant's identity.  The information sheet will be separated from the application and assigned an Applicant Number by Carol Rowlands.

If a RAYS graduating senior is interested in applying for this scholarship, he/she must send an email to Carol Rowlands: raysbookkeeper@gmail.com - she will supply the applicant number which should be used throughout the application.

Please Click Here for more information.