Apply for ACVBS

Amy Jo Carlson, was involved in the volleyball community in Kansas and Missouri for decades. From her high school years of winning a state championship, being a setter at Kansas State and Emporia State, then transitioning into coaching at the college, club and high school levels. Amy has impacted thousands of lives with volleyball. Coach Carlson did have a winning record, but it was about more than winning. She used volleyball as a platform to teach her athletes to always be their best and respect one another, values that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

To continue Amy’s impact to the Mo-Kan community, we have created the Amy Carlson Memorial Volleyball Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for volleyball players who are disadvantaged or experiencing financial hardship. We don’t want finances to be the obstacle that stops young athletes from experiencing the joy of volleyball.

Purpose: Provide financial support for youth volleyball players who are disadvantaged or experiencing financial hardship.

1) Select and be accepted by ACVBS Board.
2)  Must be enrolled and be attending K-12 school (public, private or homeschool are acceptable).

Recipients shall be selected by an independent panel. Considerations will be given to applicants need using a standard selection protocol that evaluates:
• Financial need
• Leadership and /or participation in school and community activities
• Aspirations and goals
• Academic performance (minimum grade point average of 2.2 plus acceptable attendance)
• Unusual personal or family circumstances

Application: The application process will remain confidential. Your identity will only be available to limited staff involved in the process of determining eligibility. It is very important that all parts of your application are complete, and all supporting documentation is provided. Incomplete applications can adversely impact a student/athlete’s selection. Please submit the following:
• Completed Application
• One Page Essay and/or 3-5 minute video
• Most recent school report card or transcript

Essay: Applicant must write a one-page essay or share a 1-3 minute video,  on the following: “Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that sets you apart and what does volleyball mean to you.”

Guidelines: Scholarships awarded will be funded on our behalf, directly to the club, school you have joined.

Amount: The scholarship amount will be determined by each applicant’s situation. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon available funds.

To Apply: Submit a completed application form and all supporting documentation below. Send questions to
Renewal: This scholarship is awarded and is not automatically renewable. Recipients are eligible to re-apply in future years. Future scholarships to be awarded and amounts of those scholarships are determined annually based upon fundraising activities.

Application Form