If your kids are playing sports in junior high or high school program anytime this year please read:
Kellie and Tim Guerriero along with the support of our family and friends started a fund not to memorialize Makayla’s death but to do something special and help the community in her name. The Makayla Fund Scholarship was created to assist anyone who needs a little help in paying for sports tuition or help with buying new equipment or other fees they may occur from a Jr high or high school sport.
The Makayla Fund wants to show kids how sports can help build their self esteem and how the funds can help lift burdens off of the families who need just a little help in their lives.
These days kids have several avenues that they use to communicate with their piers and see what is going on with the world. They get distracted and lose focus what is real and what is created over the internet. High School athletics is real and is a vehicle to teach our children responsibility, team work, companionship, independence, character, and most importantly self esteem. The Makayla fund would like to offer our assistance to families, students and their children to make life enjoyable and just a little easier.
We want to open this scholarship to everyone even if you have a really nice job that pays well. We all know sometimes we all may run into hard times (Kids starting college, car breaks down, unaccounted for bills) and don’t qualify for school programs. We have granted over $110,000.00 in scholarships to 120+ students including 3 teams since we started in September 2013.
Please take advantage of this great opportunity, its their for you. All we ask is that the Jr. high or high school student athletes complete a short essay describing
“How has playing high school sports improved your mental health?
Deadline for submitting scholarship for 2022 Fall Sports season, is September 1, 2022. Any applications received after this date may not be reviewed.
The Makayla Fund is opening to all High School and Junior High school teams at this point. This year we are offering scholarships to local (Outside School) or team sports outside of public or private school systems if they are in seventh through twelfth grade.
Please attach an essay from the student about “Who is the best coach you have had and what life lessons has he/she taught you that you will carry beyond high school?” . Scholarships will not be reviewed without the application and Essay.
All individual winners will remain anonymous, only the school and sport will be displayed
Please Only Apply for the current Season
The Makayla Fund, Inc does not unlawfully discriminate internally (in its administrative and program operations) or externally (in its recipients of services) on the basis of race, political orientation, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, or mental or physical disability or any other status prohibited by applicable law in the United States.