2024 3RSC Tim Atencio Scholarships

Three Rivers Soccer Club (3RSC) will be awarding three scholarships worth $1,000 each to current players who are set to graduate in 2024.  The funding for these scholarships was generously donated by participants at the July 2023 Tim Atencio Scholarship Fundraiser.  

Tim Atencio coached youth soccer in our area for almost 40 years, including over 20 years for our club, and was instrumental in building the culture, class, competitiveness, and fun our club currently represents.  Tim passed away in February 2021.  We are eternally thankful for his contribution to the sport and are excited to continue his legacy with these scholarships.

To apply for consideration of the 3RSC Tim Atencio Scholarships, the student athlete must be:

  • A current player for 3RSC
  • Graduating in 2024
  • Plans on attending college next year (player does not need to be playing college soccer to qualify)

Applicant –

Choose one of the prompts below and write an essay addressing the topic.  Also include which college you will be attending, how many years you’ve been with Three Rivers Soccer Club, and any extracurricular activities you’ve participated outside of soccer.

  1. Tim Atencio believed that participating in sports could help a young person grow into a well rounded individual.  How has participating in sports helped you in your life?
  2. Tim Atencio had a legendary sense of humor and was quick with a joke for any situation. Explain how you balance serious competitiveness with playing (having fun, enjoying what you’re doing and with your teammates)?
  3. Tim Atencio was involved in many youth activities, including those from the soccer field. What are some extracurricular activities aside from soccer that you enjoy, and why do you enjoy them? How do they help your growth as a person?  
  4. Tim Atencio was a beloved coach and mentor for multiple generations of youth soccer players.  Who has been your favorite coach at 3 Rivers Soccer Club and why have they been a good mentor to you?

Essays are due May 1st.  Essays can be delivered electronically to, or mailed to our office at 


5240 Outlet Dr.

Pasco WA 99301


Scholarship award winners will be selected by a collaboration of 3RSC Board of Directors and the Atencio Family.

Thank you to the generous sponsors and members who volunteered at the July 2023 Tim Atencio Memorial Scholarship fundraiser who helped make this possible!

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