Chris Hoy Memorial Scholarship

Name and Amount of Scholarship:
The Chris Hoy Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $500 to be awarded to two graduating senior high school
students annually.

Purpose and Intended Recipient:
To provide financial support to two graduating high school seniors who intend to pursue further study and education at an institution of
higher learning (college, community college, trade school, university, etc.). 

Initial funding through donations to the scholarship fund in memory of Chris Hoy. Continued funding through interest income, donations, and family support.
Additionally, the Cincinnati Ultimate Players Association will assist in providing funding.

Publicity for the scholarship will be pursued through Cincinnati Ultimate. The fund is managed by Cincinnati Ultimate.

Continuation of Scholarship:
Scholarship funding will be monitored on an ongoing basis; an annuity will be established. If the scholarship is ever discontinued, notification will be made to CUPA prior to March 1.

Selection Criteria:
Selection of the scholarship recipient is solely at the discretion of the Chris Hoy Memorial Fund selection committee.

Up to 100 points will be awarded as follows:

  • Up to 50 points: Essay explaining personal and professional goals, in addition to beliefs regarding ultimate and how it will factor into applicant’s future.
  • Up to 20 points: Review of high school transcript, including courses completed or in progress; grade point average; review of work, volunteer, or related service in the high school or community which shows promise for continued education and support of/participation in the ultimate community.
  • Up to 20 points: Expression of Spirit of the Game format flexible: within Essay or alternate format.
  • Up to 10 points: Recommendation Letter from non-family adult who has known you for at least 9 months.

The scholarship recipient will be notified at the discretion of the Chris Hoy Memorial Fund selection committee; this will be done at the end of season YUC tournament. This year, that will be May 20th, 2023. 

Submission Details:
NOTE: All items must be completed and attached (via uploading or mail), or the scholarship application will not be reviewed.

To submit an application, download and fill out this form.

Upload your completed application through the submission button below, email all portions to, or mail your completed application and all parts to: 

The Chris Hoy Memorial Fund
c/o Lillie Walsh
205 Kramer Rd.
Dayton, OH 45419