Soccer Scholarship Awards

Posted by chicopeesoccer June 15, 2015 Comments are off 1118 views

churchill & O'Donnell

The Bob Churchill and Owen O’Donnell Memorial Soccer Scholarship Awards

The Bob Churchill Scholarship and the Owen O’Donnell Scholarship are awarded annually to Senior members of the Chicopee High School Soccer Program.

Bob Churchill:

During his tenure as the boy’s l Varsity Soccer Coach, Bob Churchill won three Western Mass, Three State and one New England Championship. The Scholarship fund was started by Bob Galarneau in 1983, the year of Coach Church’s death.

“I was running, juggling, etc. at Lincoln Grove Park a couple of days after Coach Church died, and it came to me that we needed to get something going in his memory.  He had a huge impact on my life and mentored me in a lot of different ways. I started the Scholarship Fund and it grew from there.” – Bob Galarneau

Owen O’Donnell:

The Owen O’Donnell scholarship is awarded in memory of long-time Chicopee Youth soccer coach Owen O’Donnell. Mr. O’Donnell took the first Chicopee team to play Ireland. The Scholarship was started by CHS Soccer Alumnus Owen O’Donnell Junior, in memory of his father. Mr. O’Donnell passed away in an automobile accident at a young age.


The 2015 Scholarship recipients are:

Churchill Scholarships:

 (Boys team)  Tim Doyle  $200.00 – U.S. Air Force
(Girls team)  Shannon McAndrew  $200.00

O’Donnell Scholarships:

(2 Boys)    Krystian Jurkowski  $1,000.00 – Harvard University
Garrett Dort   $1,000.00 – Westfield State University
(2 Girls)   Alyssa Hogan $1,000.00
Jordyn Martel $1,000.00

Donations to continue funding the Churchill and O’Donnell Scholarships would be greatly appreciated!

Checks or money orders can be mailed to:

Chicopee High School
820 Front Street
Chicopee, MA 01020
C/O Soccer Scholarship fund


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Mr. Owen O'Donnell

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