The application window is now open for the 2019 US Youth Soccer William J. "Billy" Goaziou Scholarships. The memory of Goaziou, who was involved in soccer for more than 25 years as a coach and administrator, is honored with two one-year scholarships in the amount of $1,250 to be awarded to one male and one female attending a post-secondary education institution for the first time in fall 2019. The scholarships are awarded based on community service and giving back to the game of soccer.
"US Youth Soccer has many volunteers, coaches and administrators who have and continue to give back to the game of soccer through service; we are very excited to honor a man who spent more than 25 years of his life doing just that," said John Sutter, immediate past-president of US Youth Soccer. "Goaziou was a well-respected man within the soccer community and I know he would be very humbled to know that his legacy continues to give back to the game of soccer."
Goaziou served as treasurer of US Youth Soccer and the Florida Youth Soccer Association, as well as chairman of the US Youth Soccer Budget and Olympic Development Program Committees. In 1994 he took office as the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Treasurer and was re-elected three times (1998, 2000 and 2004). Beyond the soccer world, Goaziou also served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.