Andrew Oswald (#4) was a lacrosse standout for Pope High School from 2002-2004. His senior season, he was honored as the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Player. Lacrosse was his passion.
Andrew died in July 2005 due to injuries sustained in a car accident. The Andrew J. Oswald Memorial Scholarship Program seeks to honor the memory of Andrew by promoting teen safe driving initiatives, supporting the growth of the game of lacrosse in Georgia, as well as the academic endeavors of those who love the game and plan to play lacrosse in college.
A $1000 per year scholarship will be awarded to an Atlanta-area High School lacrosse player (boy or girl) who will play lacrosse in college. This is the sixth scholarship year, with the first scholarship awarded in 2006. The scholarship is renewable for 3 additional years.
Rules and Guidelines
Applications will be considered on the following merits:
- Contributions to the sport or to your team. How have you helped promote the sport of lacrosse? This may include, but is not limited to the following: helping to start a club or team, coaching or officiating youth lacrosse, assisting at lacrosse camps or clinics, serving in a leadership role on your team.
- Contributions to your school and community. It is important to be well-rounded—athletics, grades and other part of academic and community life are important. Contributions to your school, participation in clubs, leadership roles, work experience, extra curricular activities, volunteer activities, etc. are important to achieve a well-balanced life.
- Two letters of recommendation. One letter will be from a teacher, guidance counselor, work supervisor or other adult who knows you well. The other letter will be from your lacrosse coach (or another coach).
Applications will be evaluated by an impartial panel made up of at least 3 scholarship advisory board members.
Winner will be advised of the award by phone and/or email.