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Adalin Farnum MSYSA ODP College Scholarship

2018 Adalin Farnum MSYSA ODP Scholarship Application

All 2018 Adalin Farnum MSYSA ODP Scholarships are due to the MSYSA State Office on or before October 5, 2018.

About the MSYSA Adalin Farnum ODP Scholarship

Adalin Farnum had a zest and curiosity for life the moment she opened her beautiful blue eyes. She was a huge fan. Mostly in part due to her mother, Tammy Farnum who has dedicated countless hours to the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association Olympic Development Program over the years. Adalin had an amazing sense of fashion, humor and ability to bring out the best in people. Her battle with cancer began at the age of five and a half. It was very clear her faith, strong spirit and spunky attitude would be with her every step of the way. Though her life's journey has been short it has always been filled with love. Adalin passed away peacefully on Friday, October 14, 2011 at age 9. In honor of Adalin, she asked that we carry out her memory of performing random acts of kindness.

2017 MSYSA Adalin Farnum ODP Scholarship Recipients

Madison (Maddie) Myers l Recipient Madison had previously played for the Midwest United Director's Academy team as well as participated in the MSYSA Olympic Development Program (ODP) starting in 2012. She had been named to the ODP National Training Camp pool as well as invited to numerous ODP Inter-Regional Tournaments. Maddie currently resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is interested in pursuing Business at Pennsylvania State University. Maddie believes in the spreading of joy and positivity to others increases a person's self-worth and engagement. When happiness and joy is spread to others, it is contagious. 


Celia Gaynor l Recipient Celia had previously played for the Nationals Soccer Club and the Midwest Regional League teams within that club as well as participated on the Region II Pool for Olympic Development Program (ODP) in 2016 and 2017 as well as named to the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) ODP State Pool and Teams in 2014 and 2015. Celia is interested in pursuing a degree as a Physician Assistant (Biology) at Butler University in Indianapolis. Through various acts of kindness, Celia ives back through numerous volunteer opportunities including being a Peer Leader, soccer tournament field marshall, soccer camp counselor, concession stand worker, being an assistant coach at the Special Olympics and more! Celia