Sponsor a Scholarship
At this time WIMS is currently sponsoring 3 annual scholarships given to graduating seniors who can demonstrate the following:
- A financial need
- Articulate how wrestling has helped them succeed
- How they have given back to the sport of wrestling
Our current scholarship opportunities are currently available to graduating seniors in the state of New Jersey. One scholarship each is available in Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey. The scholarships are named in memory of people who have departed too soon.
We are looking forward to creating strategic partnerships to expand our annual scholarship base and are looking to expand past New Jersey in 2019.
To apply please click on the geographically appropriate "APPLY" link and submit an essay, no longer than 500 words, as to how you meet the above stated criteria. Wrestling records or wins have ZERO to do with the selection criteria. All submissions for the 2018 scholarships are due no later than June 15th, 2018. Awards will be granted by July 1, 2018 after review by the selection committee.
The Pamela Puerto Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a graduating Senior in Northern New Jersey, in Memory of Pamela Puerto , mother of Rick Puerto who is long standing voulenteer coach in Fair Lawn, NJ. This scholarship is given jointly by Wrestle In My Shoes and USAW-NJ.
The Myles Hahn Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a graduating Senior in Central New Jersey, in memory of Myles Hahn, the legendary coach from Lakewood NJ. This scholarship is given jointly by Wrestle In My Shoes and Mat Warriors Wrestling Club.
The Dustin Deckard Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a graduating senior in the Southern New Jersey area. in memory of wrestler Dustin Deckard, who was tragically taken from this earth too soon. It is given in conjunction with the Seagulls Wrestling Club.