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Soccer (Men's and Women's)

  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Soccer

Men's Soccer

  • Dr. Frank "Doc" Dinka Memorial Men's Soccer Scholarship
  • Men's Soccer
  • Men's Soccer Scholarships/Grants-in-Aid
  • Robert A. Foster Men's Soccer Scholarship
  • Steve & Sandy Schoen Memorial Men's Soccer Scholarship

Dr. Frank "Doc" Dinka Memorial Men's Soccer Scholarship

This endowed scholarship fund will provide scholarship assistance to the Missouri State University men's soccer team on an annual basis.  This endowment was established in honor of Dr. Frank "Doc" Dinka.

Biographical Information:

Dr. Frank Dinka started the Soccer Club at Missouri State in 1967 and realized his dream of making soccer an intercollegiate sport at the University in 1981. He was the Bears' first men's soccer coach, a post he held for six seasons from 1981-86.  A widely-popular member of the Political Science Department at MSU from 1961 until 1991, Dinka is known as the Godfather of Soccer in the Ozarks for his commitment to establishing programs and developing the sport in the Springfield region. Before passing away in 2005 at the age of 80, Dr. Dinka touched the lives of thousands of Missouri State students and is the cornerstone figure in the history of the Bears soccer programs. 

Men's Soccer

Income from this fund will provide assistance for the general needs of Missouri State University men's soccer.

Men's Soccer Scholarships/Grants-in-Aid

Income from this fund will provide scholarships/grants-in-aid for members of the Missouri State University men's soccer team.

Robert A. Foster Men's Soccer Scholarship

Established Date:  December 28, 1996

Established By:  Robert A. Foster

This will be awarded annually to a student enrolled at Missouri State University who is a member of the men's intercollegiate soccer team.  The recipient will be selected by the intercollegiate athletics department in consultation with the Head Soccer Coach. 

Renewable:  The award may be renewed automatically as long as the student(s) maintains satisfactory academic progress and is a member of the men's intercollegiate soccer team.

Steve & Sandy Schoen Memorial Men's Soccer Scholarship

Established Date:  February 7, 1995

Established By:  Steven L. Schoen

Scholarships will be awarded annually to a student(s) enrolled at Missouri State University who is a member of the intercollegiate varsity soccer program and enrolled in at least 12 hours each semester.  More specifics are outlined in the scholarship summary sheet.

Renewable:  Scholarship may be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and continues to be a member of the varsity soccer team.

Women's Soccer

  • Robert A. Foster Women's Soccer Scholarship
  • Women's Soccer

Robert A. Foster Women's Soccer Scholarship

Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student enrolled at Missouri State University who is a member of the women's intercollegiate soccer team.  Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 hours each semester.  All NCAA rules and regulations must be followed.

Renewable:  The scholarship may be renewed automatically as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress and is a member of the women's intercollegiate soccer team.

Women's Soccer

Income from this fund will provide assistance for the general needs of Missouri State University women's soccer.