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Frank Yapps Scholarship

Frank A. Yapps
Founder Harford Gymnastics (1979)
September 23, 1944 - April 1, 2004

"A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest,
God broke our hearts to prove to us,
He only takes the best"

A Gymnastics Memorial Scholarship has been established to honor the spirit and memories of the devoted gymnastics professional, Frank A Yapps, Jr. He devoted his life to helping individuals create a solid foundation on which to grow through their involvement in the sport of gymnastics. He founded Harford Gymnastics in 1979.

To continue his legacy, we offer a scholarship in his honor. Beginning in 2019, the scholarship switched from a $1,000 college assistance scholarship to a competition team financial hardship scholarship. It is available to competition team members of Harford Gymnastics who demonstrates the benefits and character development that gymnastics has to offer and whose family is facing financial hardships.

Applications: Request for consideration must be sent to including the following information:

  • Name & Level of Gymnast
  • Number of years you have been on team at Harford Gymnastics
  • Explain the financial hardship (death of a parent, severe illness of a parent, loss of job of a parent, etc)
  • Please include a paragraph about why you want to be considered for this financial hardship scholarship
  • Gymnast must send in a paragraph about what being on the team at Harford Gymnastics means to them

Frank Yapps College Scholarship Recipients from 2005 - 2019