PROGRAMS

The Reggae Girlz Foundation (RGF) is a nonprofit 501c3 organization whose mission is to inspire, educate, mobilize and support the next generation of young female football players in underserved communities.  Through our initiatives, we strive to level the playing field and create more opportunities, access, and visibility for young women in the sport of football.  Together, we can provide these young women with a fighting chance to succeed by expanding access in the sport of soccer/football, improving their overall health, life skills, education and ultimately maximizing on their true potential.

2024 ROOTED2RISE Scholarship Program

RGF offers the following scholarships annually to female football student athletes. Applicants must be enrolled at the time of award receipt.  Applicants can apply starting May 15, 2024 until midnight on June 15, 2024. Winners will be announced on July 1, 2024.

The RGF “Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw” Scholarship:
One (1) $1,000 USD scholarship will be awarded to a current St. Jago high school student athlete who intends to attend college / university.

The RGF “Golden Krust” Scholarship:

  • Two (2) $500 USD scholarships will be awarded to a current high school junior or senior student athlete with a “B” average, who intends to attend college/university.
  • Two (2) $1,000 USD scholarship will be awarded to an incoming college Freshman student athlete with an official acceptance letter to an accredited two (2) or four (4) year accredited college / university.

The RGF “Reggae Girlz 4 Life” Scholarship:

  • One (1) $1000 USD scholarships will be awarded to a former member of the Senior Jamaica Women’s National Football team transitioning to a career in women’s football. Must submit essay describing transition plan and why support needed.

The RGF “Tarania Clarke” Scholarship:
One (1) $1000 USD scholarship will be awarded to an incoming college Freshman student athlete with an official acceptance letter to an accredited two or four year accredited college /university.

The RGF “ Jean Nelson” Scholarship:
Two (2) $1000 USD scholarship will be awarded to a collegiate student athlete currently enrolled in an accredited two (2) or four (4) year college/university, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale unweighted.

The RGF “Mitchell Medical Mission” Scholarship:
One (1) $250 USD scholarship will be awarded to a high school student athlete who actively serves in her community. *must submit essay telling us how you currently serve


 

Program Guidelines: All scholarship applicants must meet all RGF Scholarship eligibility criteria(s):

  • Be a current student athlete who demonstrates leadership, dedication, and character with their club, school and community.
  • Be of Jamaican descent (birth or naturalization)
  • Submit the following to be considered for an award:
    • Completed RGF Scholarship Application submitted by midnight on the application deadline (15 June 2024)
    • Cover letter that outlines the financial need and how scholarship award will be utilized.
    • Minimum 250 word Essay
    • Letter of Recommendation from Club / School Coach or Principal in support of financial need
    • Current School Transcript

Only completed applications submitted by midnight (EST) on the application deadline will be considered. Late applications will not be considered. No exceptions. Applicants may apply for all scholarships for which they qualify, but can only be awarded one (1) scholarship each year.

Please encourage all eligible female student athletes to review the scholarship guidelines and selection criteria and apply.

Submit all questions to [email protected]

2023 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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#ForTheGirlz

The Reggae Girlz Foundation and Mitchell Medical Missions have partnered together to create and operate #ForTheGirlz. Together we aim to help grow the game of football for young girls in Jamaica. The sport of football presents a promising potential opportunity for female players – the girls simply need more resources and more attention. Our work will focus on fostering overall greater interest in the girls’ game and supporting young female footballers via quarterly in-person Football Clinics, Player-to-Player Mentorship programs, and exposure to higher education pathways via the sport.

The Inaugural Program took place 2-4 August 2022 at Drax Hall Football Club in St. Ann. The camp was run by Mia Mitchell (JNT U20), Avery Johnson (JNT U17) and Karly Connell (Charlotte Soccer Academy ECNL 04/05). In-kind donations of uniform kits (jersey, shorts and socks), boots, bags and balls were given to each attendee. More than two dozen young female players ranging in age from 7 to 16 attended our three day clinic. Attendees participated in specially designed development drills, small-sided games, and full field, 11 v 11 matches. Lunch and transportation were provided for the players each day. We met promising young girls with potential who can certainly benefit from continued support and engagement in their development as players and students. We intend to provide that support.

Our next camp is planned for 13-15 January 2023. Contact RuthAnne Mitchell @ [email protected] for more information and to sign up.

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Provide scholarships/grants to support RGF Mission.

The Reggae Girlz Foundation (RGF) is a nonprofit 501c3 organization whose mission is to inspire, educate, mobilize and support the next generation of young female football players in underserved communities. Through our initiatives, we strive to level the playing field and create more opportunities, access, and visibility for young women in the sport of football.

RGF offers multiple scholarships annually to female football student athletes. Applicants must be enrolled at the time of award receipt. 

Provide opportunities to educate, train and mentor.

Create, support and maintain youth soccer girls in underserved communities across Jamaica.

 


 

Keep up to date with the latest happenings of the Reggae Girlz Foundation:

SIGN-UP WITH RGF

Create opportunities to mobilize the Jamaica Diaspora across the globe around the RGF Mission and to provide needed monetary and non-monetary support of our Reggae Girlz National Team Programs.

Fundraising:  Outreach to Jamaican Diaspora to support Foundation annual fundraising events: Golf Outing, Silent Auctions, Donation Drives/Pledge Campaigns, Memorial Soccer Tournament, etc.

Communication:  Reggae Girlz newsletters, profiles, directories, “Where Are They Now”, Get to Know the Reggae Girlz, Jr./Sr. National Teams, etc.