2023-24 KidsPlay Marek-Scott Scholarship Guidelines

Since its inception in 1991, KidsPlay has delivered instructional youth sports programs to over 119,000 children in Western New York. For 32 years, it has been our goal to give young athletes a positive and constructive youth sports experience during their formative years.

Once again, KidsPlay will award a $1,000.00 scholarship to a graduating senior currently enrolled in a Western New York high school. The scholarship is given in memory of Keaton Marek and Sean Scott, two wonderful young men and former KidsPlay players.

 The scholarship application process and requirements are:

 * Applicants must have participated in at least one session of KidsPlay programs as a child.

 * The scholarship deadline is Monday, April 22nd, 2024. Electronic submissions should be sent to kidsplay@me.com. Please place "KidsPlay Scholarship App" in the subject heading. Hard copy submissions may also be mailed to: KidsPlay Scholarship- KidsPlay Of WNY LLC, 31 Delaware Rd., Kenmore, NY 14217. All submissions should include:

1) Student Resume

2) One Letter of Recommendation

3) A 600-800 word essay containing observations, lessons, memories, etc. of their time in the KidsPlay program.

  * The amount of the award is $1,000.00 and must be applied toward the pursuit of a Bachelors or Associates degree in a student’s chosen field. Upon receipt of first semester college grades, KidsPlay will issue a check endorsed directly to the student or the college/university they are attending.