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Types of Scholarships

Main Beach awards two types of scholarships: Named scholarships in honor of Trevor Kreig or Tianna Valdez, and Financial Aid.

Named scholarships – awarded based on essays written by the Girls player submitting for the scholarship. Up to $1,500 may be granted based on the essay submitted and evaluated by the MBVC Directors.

Named Scholarships

Trevor Kreig was a beloved coach for Main Beach who lost his life in a boating accident in 2012. He had a beautiful soul and demonstrated core values of an outstanding student, player, mentor and most of all, a coach. His passion for volleyball was infectious. The standards he set for his teams, his enthusiasm and love of players and their personal successes were like no other. No Mountain was High enough for Trevor Kreig. He was so loved by his family, friends, the coaching world and all that were fortunate enough to experience this amazing young man. His short life made an impact on so many. He will never be forgotten.

Tiana Valdez played for Main Beach for four years. She was diagnosed with cancer and, as expected, was just as she played volleyball–a fighter until the end. Tiana was the player that everyone wanted on their team because of her infectious smile an positive attitude. Tiana lived for and loved volleyball and Main Beach loved her. She approached school and volleyball the same–if you work hard, you reap many rewards. Tiana was an inspiration to all of us as we witnessed her fight with this disease. She will forever be remembered by Main Beach for her courage, strength, and her deep love of volleyball and her family.

To apply for Named Scholarships:

  • You must be a player who has played for Main Beach for at least one year and has demonstrated leadership, hard work and a passion for the game of volleyball

  • Submit an essay focused on what volleyball means to you and what your goals are both academically and as a student athlete

Financial Aid Scholarships

– awarded based on the application submitted which includes

  • statement from the Player

  • a statement from the Parent

  • the Income Statement/Tax Return from the prior year

These scholarships are evaluated based on financial need (compared to other applicants at that time) and commitment to MBVC. The forms for applying for a Financial Aid Scholarship can be found in our here.

How and When to Apply

Scholarship applications are due 14 days prior to tryouts. See Tryout Information for dates.

The completed essays or forms and supporting information are to be mailed to Main Beach Volleyball Club, P.O. Box 683, Capitola, CA 95010.

The Scholarship team will have decisions made by the tryout date and the results will be communicated to the families at that time.

Scholarship Fund


Help provide scholarships to those in need by making a donation to the Main Beach Volleyball Club Scholarship Fund.

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