Scholarship for Women Athletes

The CT RollerGirls are proud to offer the Cindy Luberto Scholarship for Women Athletes!

Established in 2012, this scholarship recognizes a dedicated and enthusiastic Connecticut woman athlete who has a passion for her sport, whatever it may be.

thumbnail“Many of our skaters did not consider themselves athletes before finding roller derby, while others have a long history of participating and succeeding in sports. We think it is important to celebrate all types of athletes who embrace their passion for their sport, regardless of whether they are the star of a competitive team or a participant in less structured recreational or intramural sports,” says Kathleen Ebner, who skates under the name Ebolution, a player for CTRG’s Yankee Brutals and Physical Education and Health teacher at Woodland Regional High School.

The recipient is selected based on a short, 250-word essay describing her passion for the sport that she plays, with emphasis on how her sport or her participation is unique. Each applicant is also asked to provide a photo of herself in action or representing her sport.

“Being passionate about an activity can change a person’s life. Our skaters have found something special in roller derby, and we want to celebrate that spirit with this scholarship,” says Alison Faruolo (Babe Vigoda), blocker for the Yankee Brutals. “The award is named for Cindy Luberto, the late sister of one of our league’s most positive and supportive former members, Jill Luberto (Paula G. ImNaughty).”

Read about the 2013 scholarship recipient!

Read about the 2012 scholarship recipient!

Help us continue to provide this unique opportunity to recognize passionate women athletes in our communities by donating to support the CT RollerGirls Scholarship for Women Athletes!

2013 Scholarship information

The CT RollerGirls will be accepting applications for the Cindy Luberto Scholarship, a $500 non-renewable scholarship intended to benefit a woman athlete in recreational, community, or school athletics.

Applicants must:

  • be a woman student athlete, participating in recreational, community, or school athletics
  • be attending a Connecticut college or university in the Fall of 2013
  • provide a 250-word essay describing her passion for the sport that she plays, with emphasis on how her sport or her participation is unique
  • provide a photograph of herself in action or representing her sport
  • agree to allow CT RollerGirls, Inc. to use submitted information and photograph in promotional materials
  • complete and submit the application and¬†recommendation by May 1, 2013.

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Past or current members of CTRG or the immediate family of any current CTRG member are ineligible.

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