To honor the loss of Dick Whalen, founder of the North American Sand Soccer Championships (NASSC), we’ve established the Dick Whalen Soccer Scholarship.

Name of Scholarship: Dick Whalen Soccer Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship: To continue the legacy and passion for excellence of Dick Whalen, one of the founders of the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex, by supporting the high school senior class of the local soccer community. 

Scholarship amount: $5,000 (divided between 1-5 recipients)

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Must be a current high school senior 
  • Must be a current member of or a child of a current Hampton Roads Soccer Council affiliate soccer club (Beach FC, Virginia Rush, Over Thirty Soccer league (OTSL) or Southeastern Virginia Women’s Soccer Association (SEVWSA))
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted

Application Period: February 1, 2023 – April 1, 2023

Winners: Recipients of the Dick Whalen Soccer Scholarship will be notified in mid-May

Click the link below to view and complete the online application:

Who was Dick Whalen obchod?

For 25 years, Dick was the driving force behind the growth and development of soccer in Hampton Roads. One of his greatest legacies was helping establish, build, and enhance the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex (HRSC). NASSC was created to be a fundraiser for HRSC and has raised over $5 million to date. His fundraising efforts paved the way for tens of thousands of local children and families to enjoy and make memories at HRSC. His commitment to excellence was unparalleled. NASSC and the U.S. Open were some of Dick’s most valued developments.

We appreciate Dick for caring about the soccer community so passionately. Simply stated, there will never be another Dick Whalen.  We miss you. We love you. We will make you proud. Our future success will always be in your honor and because of the foundation you built. Fair winds and following seas. RIP Captain Whalen!

Dick Whalen Memorial Fund:

If you’d like to contribute to the Dick Whalen Memorial Fund, please click the “donate” button below.

Donate Online Now

To donate via check, please make your checks payable to:

Hampton Roads Soccer Council
2276 Recreation Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Please write “Dick Whalen” on the memo line of your check.

The Hampton Roads Soccer Council is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  Our EIN/Tax ID number is: 54-1626169

2022 Scholarship Award Winners

Ellie Kain-Kuzniewski – Beach FC
Attending: University of Virginia

Caroline Porter – Beach FC
Attending: University of Mary Washington

Katherine Shepherd – Beach FC
Attending: University of Lynchburg

Shane Sugden – Beach FC
Attending: University of Virginia

2021 Scholarship Award Winners

Michael Nopper – Beach FC
Attending: University of Virginia

Owen Ruddy – Beach FC
Attending: Old Dominion University

Juliana Taxter – Beach FC
Attending: Johns Hopkins University

Zachary Wagner – Beach FC
Attending: University of South Carolina

2020 Scholarship Award Winners

Matthew Clare – Beach FC
Attending: University of Virginia – Biology

Jill Eberhart – Beach FC
Attending: University of Virginia – Mathematics

Andrea Granada – Virginia Rush
Attending: United States Naval Academy – Chemistry

Danielle Miller – Beach FC
Attending: Virginia Tech – Chemical Engineering

Jack Ruddy – Beach FC
Attending: UNC Wilmington – Business