Team Aware Collegiate Handball Scholarship

The Team Aware Collegiate Handball Scholarship has been established In Memory of Chatten Hayes.

Team Aware Scholarship Recipients

2024:  Miley Ashby (Lake Forest), Kiaya Hoffner (Minnesota State, Mankato), Jordan Sammis (Texas), Jillian Young (Utah State)

2023: Amesley Davis (Texas A&M)

Kouichi Saito (Pacific)

Chatten was passionate about EVERYTHING she chose to partake in…

Her Words: Handball is, always has been, and always will be an immeasurable joy to me. 

I’d already begun making a difference in the areas I most certainly excelled at: shouting about The Perfect Game from the rooftops, so to speak. From the minute I came around, I loved handball. I’ve always wanted handball to be a better “place.” By which I mean, I saw how incredible the athletes were, and how special the camaraderie was, and I wanted the rest of the world to know.

She also wanted the world to know the “Big C” isn’t the end–it can be the start.

Chatten’s immeasurable joy was on full display for Collegiate Handball, especially for the club at Pacific University, coached by husband David Steinberg. To support Collegiate Handball and promote cancer awareness, the “Team Aware Collegiate Handball Scholarship” was established.

Any full-time college student who participates in USHA events, and has been affected by cancer, whether directly, through family or anyone close in their lives are eligible to apply. Applications will be examined, and the intent is to reward students with good academic records who demonstrate financial need.

How to Apply: Each September* (Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month), applications may be submitted by individuals, coaches or both. Please send an essay outlining current academic status and course work, handball experience, unofficial transcripts, and how the money would help further the applicant’s education.

Email applications to: (Please include “Team Aware Scholarship” in the Subject Line).

Contributions to grow Team Aware Collegiate Handball Scholarship can be made directly to U.S. Handball with “Team Aware” in the memo field. Scholarship will be presented at the National Collegiate Championships.

*We are accepting applications for Team Aware Scholarships through December 15 each year.