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VYI Scholarship Application and MVP Awards

Application opens on Saturday, 4/1/23

Application deadline: Sunday, 4/30/23, at 11:59pm


NOTE:  The 2023 VYI Scholarship and Hall of Fame Awards Banquet will be held at Westwood CC on Sunday, 6/4/23.


Annually, the VYI Board of Directors grants two types of awards to graduating high school seniors:

  • VYI Scholarship

  • Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards

The VYI Scholarships and the MVP Awards are different as explained below.




VYI Scholarship


  1. VYI Participation. Applicants must have played for VYI (2 seasons minimum paid participation), or coached, or volunteered in some active capacity at least TWO of the six years encompassing middle and high school years, AND a minimum of THREE years out of the past twelve either playing, coaching or otherwise volunteering for VYI activities.  The total seasons played or volunteered for VYI is a primary consideration for the VYI Scholarship. Baseball, softball or soccer are not VYI sports and do not apply.

  2. Minimum GPA. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.95 out of 4.0 and are expected to start a post high school educational program after high school graduation. 

  3. Current High School Transcript. Applicants must provide a copy of a current transcript from their high school and must include grades for the first semester of the senior year.  TRANSCRIPTS THAT DO NOT INCLUDE GRADES FROM THE APPLICANT'S FIRST SEMESTER OF HIS/HER SENIOR YEAR WILL BE REJECTED, AND CAUSE THE APPLICATION AS A WHOLE TO BE REJECTED.  (NOTE:  It is our understanding that students should be able to obtain transcripts from their high school counselors via email.)

  4. Essay Regarding VYI experience. Applicants must submit an essay in WORD or PDF format of at least 250 words on how VYI has affected the applicant’s life (other essays you sent with college applications are NOT acceptable). Applications that do not include an essay with a minimum of 250 words will be rejected.

  5. Recommendation Letter. Applicants must submit a recommendation letter from a teacher, coach, or other non-family adult who has supervised the applicant in a leadership or community service role.

  6. Volunteering with VYI Confirmed. Applicants must demonstrate any volunteer, coach or leadership role with VYI by submitting a letter from the supervisor (commissioner or head coach) verifying the volunteer status. Volunteer years will not be counted without the letter from VYI Commissioner or head coach. VYI will also confirm number of volunteer years in its own system.  NOTE:  Volunteering with VYI is not in and of itself a requirement to apply for the scholarship.  Criteria #6 only applies IF an applicant has volunteered.  If an applicant has not volunteered, then Criteria #6 does not apply.

  7. ONLINE Application by DeadlineTo start the application process, the applicant must first complete an online application/registration form.  This form is available on by clicking on “Register Online" on the left side menu.  Applicants must submit the above 6 items via the VYI administrative WEB site at "admin.vyi.orgbefore 11:59 p.m. 4/30/23.  Access to is granted with a USERID equal to the email address used in the applicant’s VYI registration records.  The password for is any phone number listed on the applicant’s VYI registration records.  All information submitted is expected to be complete, accurate, spelled correctly, and capitalized properly.

  8. Attendance at Awards Banquet.  Students who are selected to receive scholarship awards are required to attend the awards banquet.  Extenuating circumstances can be discussed with the VYI Scholarship Committee.



Initial selections for VYI Scholarships are made after review of all online applications and requested materials. We anticipate that the scholarship awardees will be notified via email by mid-May. 


VYI will mail scholarship checks by August 1st to the school's address provided by the recipient in the online application ( mentioned above.  NOTE: The VYI Scholarship Committee will communicate with the scholarship applicant via email - we will need the student's university/college student ID number in order to process the award check properly.  Prompt replies to any emails sent by the Scholarship Committee are much appreciated.  Failure to reply to emails in a timely manner will likely result in a delay in VYI's ability to process the award check.




Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards

MVP Awards are different from the VYI Scholarship. High school seniors do not apply for MVP Awards. MVP award recipients are chosen by each of the current VYI commissioners of each of the current VYI sports. The VYI Scholarship Committee verifies the qualifications of the proposed winners. A high school senior may also contact directly the VYI commissioner of the relevant sport to provide a sports resume and why the senior should be named the MVP for that sport no later than 5/1/23. VYI MVP Award recipients will be notified by the VYI Scholarship Committee by mid-May.


  1. MVP Award Recipients must have high character and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. 

  2. MVP Award Recipients must, at a minimum, receive a letter in the varsity sport their senior year for which they are named MVP, have a verifiable history of participating in that sport for VYI, and plan to attend a post high school educational program in the fall following graduation.  (NOTE: For 2023 Spring sport MVP candidates, they must have received a varsity letter in at least one of the preceding school years - i.e., their junior, sophomore and/or freshman years.)

  3. MVP Award Recipients must have played, coached, or volunteered with VYI in some capacity at least two of the six years preceding their graduation from high school.


  1. MVP Award Recipients must complete an online form found as "MVP Information" under “Online Forms” in the left-hand menu at  

  2. MVP Award Recipients must provide a current transcript provided directly from their high school, including grades for the first semester of their senior year. 

  3. The transcript must be emailed to Mrs. Mary Forde, Chair of the VYI Scholarship Committee, at