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Clifford and Judy Hanson Memorial Scholarship

The Clifford and Judy Hanson Memorial Scholarship was created by those involved in the rich heritage and tradition of Rocky River Soccer. RRSO recognizes both male and female high school senior athletes who have demonstrated a commitment of excellence in academics, athletics and community service. The Clifford and Judy Hanson Memorial Scholarship seeks to reward students striving to develop their individual talents to further the common good of their team and community. Scholarships are presented each year at the high school’s recognition assembly in May. The scholarship is in honor of Clifford and Judy Hanson who gave more than thirty-five years of dedicated service to soccer in Rocky River.   Together Cliff announced and Judy spotted high school boys soccer games for 25 years.  Cliff also served Rocky River soccer as a RRSO coach and RRHS boys junior varsity coach.  In 1995, Cliff and Judy were presented with the sixth annual RRSO Soccer Appreciation Award.  Before his death in 2012, Cliff assisted in the presentation of most of these annual scholarships. 

Applications can be obtained from the link on the right of this page or from the Rocky River High School guidance office.  The application deadline for the Class of 2023 is April 15, 2023. 

Past scholarship winners include:

1996                Kevin Fiala                                           Rachel Mellot

1997                                        No scholarship given

1998                Ankur Garg, J.P. Ratajczak                 Katie Fiala, Kim Dobler

1999                Allen Rickard                                       Jessica Bacon

2000                Charlie Andrews                                  Sarah Jurak

2001                Ryan Burke                                         Jennifer Bracken

2002                Nicholas Molnar                                   Kathleen McCreary

2003                Kevin Tuisku                                        Meredith Turk

2004                Elliot Wheeler                                       Molly Leitch

2005                Jordan Gourash                                 Anne Jaworski

2006                Timothy Molnar, Robert Perry             Debra Leitch

2007                Michael Clifford                                    Meredith Gourash

2008                David Rea                                           Courtney Van Atta

2009                Sam Ryan, Denio Leone                     Justine Beres 

2010                Brandon Hall                                       Sophia Liva, Olivia Vitou

2011                Ian Taylor                                          Kasey Killeen, Megan McFarland

2012                Ryan Connelly                                    Kim Leitch

2013                No Applicants                                     Hallie McCue

2014 Trent Newby     Grace Bennett

2015 Chase Newby, Nathaniel O'Halla Jillian Krebs

2016 Kyle Moore, Mark Hoelzer     Emily Soltes

2017                Jonah Wischmeier                             Laura DeVito

2018              Dylan Keeling                                     Olivia McDonald

2019 Owen Jaite Allison Contenza


2021 No Scholarship Given

2022 Hogan Kern Taylor Byall


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Rocky River, Ohio 44116

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