Quinn Pesicka Memorial Scholarship Application
Sioux Falls Storm Champions Stay in the GameHigh School Scholarship Awards:
The Quinn Pesicka Memorial Scholarship Award which was developed through the Sioux Falls Storm "Champions Stay in the Game" educational program, will award Two (2) Scholarships, EACH valued at $2,500, to Senior High School students based on the following criteria:
  • Participation in School Activities
  • Volunteer and Community Service Record
  • Education Standing

Quinn Pesicka Memorial Scholarship Sioux Falls Storm


The Senior High School students must meet all academic requirements to graduate by June of 2018. In addition, the students must have applied to either a two-or-four-year accredited educational institution or technical college at the time of application.

To apply:

  • Student must complete the attached scholarship application form (see link below). Applicants should type or print clearly in the spaces provided on the form to answer the questions (use additional sheets of paper, as needed). Photos and other material relevant to the student's application are welcomed.
  • Submit a typed essay describing your candidacy as a possible recipient of a Quinn Pesicka Memorial Scholarship Award.
  • You must provide a recommendation letter from a teacher, counselor, or other school staff member on school stationary that validates the student's application.


A panel of judges will review all applicants and vote on the two (2) scholarship winners. The panel will include Quinn Pesicka Family, Sioux Falls Storm Football Club and Champions Stay In The Game Program Sponsors.

Presentation of Quinn Pesicka Memorial Scholarship Awards:

The Two (2) scholarship recipients will receive their awards during an on-field ceremony at the Sioux Falls Storm Football home game on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Denny Sanford Premier Center (game time starts at 7:05 PM). Each recipient will be given Ten (10) Complimentary Tickets to use for family distribution and with seating set aside in a Luxury Loge Box.

Click here to download Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application Deadline

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mail Completed Application:

c/o Sioux Falls Storm Football Club
5901 S. Southeastern Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Email: Jim Loria c/o jim@siouxfallsstorm.com

About Quinn Pesicka
Quinn, at the tender age of nine, lost her fight to cancer in June of 2015. She was a 4th grade student at R.F. Pettigrew Elementary School in Sioux Falls. Quinn's favorite subject was Reading. Her favorite thing about school was being a part of a team.

Her Mom (Katie) and Dad (David) said: "Quinn loved being a classmate with everyone and cheering them on and having other students cheer her on. She just truly loved being a part of something bigger than herself."

At home, her sense of family was definitely a defining characteristic of Quinn. She said over and over throughout her battle with cancer that "We Are In This Together Forever". Her dreams about her future varied.

Said her parents: "For Quinn, they were always centered around helping others. She was always talking about how she wanted to make other people happy and to feel better."