The Nicholas Azzue Athletic Scholarship fund was created in loving memory of our dear student Nicholas Azzue. He was a beloved member our student body and a proud Crusader. Sports were his passion.
The purpose of the Nicholas Azzue Athletic Scholarship is to recognize athletic achievement, promote good sportsmanship, and encourage high scholastic achievement, while allowing students the opportunity to play competitive sports who would otherwise not be able to because of financial limitations. The Nicholas Azzue Athletic Scholarship will cover in part or full the athletic fees for eligible students.
· is a student of Solid Rock Community School OR
· is an approved homeschool student playing Crusaders sports
· meets all player eligibility requirements including but not limited to meeting academic, behavioral, etc. expectations
· has financial need that would otherwise limit the student from sports activities
1. Receive a copy of the Nicholas Azzue Athletic Scholarship Application from the school Athletic Director or front desk personnel, request it in person, or download it here (see below).
2. Once the “eligible” applicant has received the application, he/she must complete it and deliver it to the SRCS Athletic Director. The applicant’s record will be verified by the Athletic Director’s office after submission of the application. The applicant will be notified of a determination.
Apply for the Scholarship
If you are interested in applying for scholarship, please download this form (Azzue Scholarship Application).
The Azzue Family
Deana and Vince Azzue were high school sweethearts who married soon after high school. Deana attended a technical school to become a dental assistant and Vincent attended Nova Southeastern University and received a doctorate in Optometry. They are strong members of the community and their parish. Vince owns an Optometry practice in New Port Richey, Florida. Vince and Deana had two beautiful boys, Vincent and Nicholas.
Their youngest son Nicholas was a student of Solid Rock for several years gaining confidence and popularity. He was a happy student and loved coming to school each day. He was on the football team and was a proud Crusader. Sadly, he passed away on November 3, 2013 after a choking incident. It was a moment that has touched our school and community forever. His brother Vincent is a graduate of Solid Rock Community School.