Delaware Youth Soccer Association

Mickey Wherry Scholarship

Mickey Wherry was a dedicated individual that stepped up and volunteered to organize the Interclub Soccer League for DYSA. As an avid soccer fan, Mickey enjoyed watching, coaching, referring and being a part of an organization that would impact so many players today. Mr. Wherry also served as the Recreational Director for Kirkwood Soccer and sat on the committee for the Region I President's Cup.

Mickey lost his battle with amyloidosis in October, 2016. To keep Mr. Wherry's legacy live on, Delaware Youth Soccer Association hosts a 3 v 3 tournament annually. Proceeds from this tournament go towards a scholarship in Mickey's memory. This scholarship is awarded to an individual that exemplifies the qualities that Mr. Wherry stood for "Fair Play.


Delaware Youth Soccer Association will award two college scholarships worth $500.00 per year to high school seniors within the state association. In order to be eligible, students must be registered recreational players, referees, volunteer coaches, or work as TOPSoccer buddies with Delaware Youth Soccer Association.

1. Applicants must complete and submit the attached application form along with an unofficial transcript of their high school records on/or before April 19th, 2020 to this address:

Delaware Youth Soccer Association Attn: Scholarship Committee 222 Benjamin Blvd. Bear, DE 19701

2. Applicants must obtain a statement from their guidance counselor or their high school principal regarding their scholastic ability, leadership, and character, and mail it under a separate cover to the above address. Applicants may also submit a maximum of two letters from coaches, mentors or community leaders to validate qualities in leadership and character. Please include your name on all materials sent to the committee.

3. Selection of the winners will be based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership ability. Selection to be made by a committee that consists of people who are not relatives of any of the candidates and will also consist of people outside of Delaware Youth Soccer.


____ Complete Application [PDF] and send to Delaware Youth Soccer.

____ Academic record (GPA/Standardized Test Scores)

____ Statement from guidance counselor/principle under separate cover.

____ Additional letters from community leaders.