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Scholarship Program Guidelines/Application

Financial assistance is available to assist those players who are not able to afford the total costs associated with playing soccer. Therefore, St Mary’s Youth Soccer has funds available to help families who need financial assistance.

Financial assistance will be considered on a first come, first served basis and once the financial assistance funds are gone for a particular season, no more aid can be given. In order to spread the assistance as far as possible, we ask each family seeking aid to pay as much as they can afford. The St Mary’s Youth Soccer board is committed to maintaining low registration fees so that more children have the opportunity to play soccer. This commitment to low registration fees means that the number and amount of registration fee scholarships is limited.

 

We will consider many factors when evaluating eligibility for financial assistance. Please submit a paragraph briefly stating any relevant information. These circumstances may include, but are not limited to death, illness, loss of compensation or other changes in financial position.

 

Applications for financial assistance must be made by a player’s parent or guardian. Financial assistance applications will be held in confidence between the parent/guardian and the scholarship committee for St Mary’s Youth Soccer. Please realize that a request must be submitted for each season, (i.e. Fall and Spring) and that the receipt of financial assistance in one season does not guarantee assistance in future seasons.

 

Travel and RecPlusplayers are responsible for purchasing their uniforms.  Recreational player uniforms are provided at no extra cost. The expenses that can be covered by scholarship are limited to registration, coaches’ fees and club fees. It does not cover tournaments, training, or travel.

 

Requests for assistance are due within one week of the end of the registration period for the season that financial aid is being requested. Please remember that aid will be granted on a first come, first served basis, based on the acceptance of each requestor’s reason for eligibility.

 

It is expected that a family receiving financial assistance will be willing to volunteer to assist either the club or their team by helping to maintain fields, assisting at Kohl’s Cup, registration or other volunteer opportunities such as serving as a team parent.  Please let us know if there are circumstances that would prevent family members from helping in this way.

 

Financial assistance to a player/family may be terminated if the financial situation is resolved, funds become unavailable, or if the player is deemed in conflict with the Club/Team requirements for player commitment or behavior.

 

Deadline for requests for the FALL 2014 season are as follows:

St. Mary’s United select/travel players:  FRIDAY, August 1, 2014
SMYS Recreational and RecPlus players: FRIDAY, August 8, 2014
 

To apply, please CLICK HERE to download the application.