2023/2024 CVYBA Student Scholarship


To provide one CVYBA high school senior male (CVYBA Stephen J. & Shelly Verber Boys Scholarship) and one high school senior female (CVYBA Dennis & Claire Bavaria Girls Scholarship) an opportunity to tell his or her CVYBA story.

CVYBA also provides a Community Service Award (CVYBA Scott and Melanie Pepperman) to either a high school senior male or female involved in our community.

A prize of $1,500 will be awarded to each winning student.

Criteria for Eligibility and Selection

To be eligible to apply for the CVYBA Senior Student scholarship, you must meet the criteria listed below:

  • Must be a senior student in grade 12 in good standing.

  • Must be a CVYBA student player or student referee in good standing.

  • Graduating from Cumberland Valley High School this (2023/2024) academic year.

  • Planning to enroll full-time in a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited higher education institution in the fall directly after your graduation from high school. This includes military service academies.

  • Planning to enroll full-time or part-time in an accredited community college in the fall directly after your graduation from high school.

  • Planning to enroll full-time or part-time in a trade school or entering any one of the US armed forces in the fall directly after your graduation from high school.

Application Criteria

This is a descriptive essay writing contest. Please provide a vivid description of the subject including important details, show your emotion, exclude irrelevant details and make a strong statement of your observations.

  1. Tell us what CVYBA has meant to during your time with the program (player or referee).

  2. Give an example of sportsmanship that you have experienced.

  3. Provide a summary of your accomplishments as a student outside of basketball.

  4. Provide a summary of you future plans and goals for your academic life beyond high school graduation.

Deadline and Submissions Information

  • Submission Deadline: April 30th, 2024

  • Submit written essays to the following address:

Cumberland Valley Youth Basketball Association
c/o CVYBA Scholarship Program
4902 Carlisle Pike PMB 341
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

  • Submit electronic form essays to the following Email address::


Essay’s submitted post deadline will be rejected.