Gali Sanchez Memorial Scholarship

Gali Sanchez Memorial Scholarship To Be Awarded In May 2017

Congratulations to Patrick McLaughlin - the 2016 Recipient of the $1000 scholarship.

Severna Park Soccer will be awarding its annual Moses Gali Sanchez Memorial Scholarship in May to a member of the Class of 2017. Applications are due by April 15, 2017. Gali was a long time coach and member of the Green Hornets Board of Director, who passed away in 2011. Gali, who epitomized excellence in his professional and family lives, was a life time soccer player and coach. He essentially started the select soccer program when he entered the first Severna Park travel team in the Mid-Maryland soccer league, which would soon become part of the present day National Capital Soccer League. Gali also served as President of the Anne Arundel Youth Soccer League and helped establish the soccer program at Severna Park High School. The Sanchez family established the scholarship in Gali's memory to assist the current player with the Green Hornets who most embodies the qualities that Gali sought to instill in his players.

Who is eligible? Any current Green Hornets soccer player in either the select or club program who is a member of the Class of 2017.

How to apply for the scholarship. By April 15, 2017, applicants should submit a written resume and essay describing their qualifications for the scholarship, which should include the way in which they have exhibited the values listed below, a description of the applicant s current and past participation in GSPAA soccer, and any other information the applicant feels would be helpful. Each applicant must also provide two references, who can be available in person, by email or by phone. Applications can be sent c/o Michael Carlson either electronically ( or by mail (6621 Wakefield Drive, Alexandria, VA 22307). Questions concerning the application process or the Fund can be directed to Wayne Sanchez (804-347-9965 and or Mike Carlson (410-615-6251 or Here are the values that Dr. Sanchez valued and tried to instill in his players and which applicants should touch on:

- sportsmanship

- athletic excellence

- respect for others

- support of family and community

- a desire to develop as a person academically

How the scholarship will be awarded. The recipient of the scholarship will be determined by May of each year by the Scholarship Fund Committee. The Committees selection must be approved by the Board of Directors of the GSPAA. Committee members will consider the applicants written submissions and references and information obtained from others in the community. Family of Scholarship fund committee members and family of the GSPAA Board of Directors are not eligible to receive the scholarship. The scholarship, which is a one time payment, will be paid when the recipient enrolls in college.

How to donate to the Gali Sanchez Scholarship Fund. Tax deductible donations can be made to the Fund by making checks payable to GSPAA (put Gali Sanchez Scholarship Fund in the memo line) and mailing to GSPAA, P.O. Box 643, Severna Park, Maryland 21146. If you wish to contribute by credit card, you can do so at; there is a Donation Form link below the player registration links. When completing the Donation Form, put Gali Sanchez Scholarship Fund in the space marked for "Child's Name."

Posted on August 1, 2013 .