Scholarship for Women Athletes

Recipient to be announced by end of August, 2014!

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.

“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!

2014 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-identified student athlete, participating in recreational, community, or school athletics
  • be attending a Connecticut college or university in the Fall of 2014, or be a Connecticut resident attending any college or university in the Fall of 2014
  • 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 June 30th, 2014

For additional information, email scholarship@ctrollerderby.com.

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

Winner will be notified around August 1, 2014 and be invited to be recognized at a future CTRG home bout.

To Apply:

Scholarship applicants should complete the online application and submit by June 30th, 2014. The required recommendation should be completed by a coach/advisor and also submitted by June 30th, 2014.

Online application form

Online recommendation form

Or applicants may also download and print a copy of the application and submit by email attachment to scholarship@ctrollerderby.com or by mail to CT RollerGirls Scholarship, PO Box 1774, Naugatuck CT 06770. Online application is preferred.

Click here to download a copy of the application.

Deadline: June 30, 2014

.CTRGScholarship2014flyer

Download and print a copy of the flyer: pdf or jpg.

If you would like to help us continue to provide this unique opportunity to recognize passionate women athletes in our communities, contact us at scholarship@ctrollerderby.com to donate to support the CT RollerGirls Scholarship for Women Athletes!