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 $132,000.00 in scholarships to 140+ students including 3 teams since we started in September 2013.

Please take advantage of this great opportunity.  All we ask is that the Jr. high or high school student athletes complete a short essay describing.

How is being a student athlete affected your mental health?”


Deadline for submitting scholarship for 2024 Spring Sports season, is March 18, 2024.  Any applications received after this date may not be reviewed. 

Please Note:

The Makayla Fund is opening to all High School and Junior High school teams at this point.

Essay Topic(s)

Please attach an essay from the student about “How is being a student athlete affected your mental health?”

Scholarships will not be reviewed without the Completed application and  Essay. 

All individual winners will remain anonymous, only the school and sport will be displayed

Please Only Apply for the current Season

Non-Discrimination Policy
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.

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