WCSC Financial Assistance Program

Winter Development Academy 2016'17

2018/19 WCSC Financial Assistance Program

As a non-profit organization, financial assistance funds are extremely limited. There is no guarantee that any request will be fulfilled. Families may apply for financial assistance for a portion of their registration (Recreational Program) or portion of training fees (Competitive Program). In exchange for this assistance, families agree to meet all program requirements, including performing significant work assignments during the season.

  1. PARTICIPANTS: Eligible WCSC players (Recreational and Competitive) may apply. Assistance is based on need, as determined by submitted application and supporting tax/financial/government documentation.

Recreational Program: Aid may be provided up to the full registration fee. Uniform costs are not included in scholarship grants.

Competitive Program: Partial aid may be considered towards the training fee only, AFTER basic registration fee ($430) has been paid. Families are still responsible for payment of uniforms, tournaments, spring league, equipment, and other team fees (these fees are significant, upwards $1,000+).

  1. Job Assignment: All families receiving financial aid will be assigned unpaid jobs in support of club activities. Positions include  tryouts, recreational evaluations, field/equipment maintenance, tournaments, etc. Refereeing without compensation and coaching may also fulfill volunteer requirements. Opportunities will be communicated to the financial aid families as they become available but families are responsible for taking the initiative to fulfill their volunteer commitment on time. Failure to show at the assigned job (without giving at least 24 hours notice) or failure to fulfill work commitments on time, will result in revocation of the current financial assistance and elimination from consideration for future financial assistance.  Families will then need to pay all fees previously covered by the financial assistance or the player will no longer be able to participate in any WCSC training/game.

The number of work hours is based on the monetary award amount.

If the financial assistance family has NOT met at least half (50%) of their respective volunteer commitment by September 1, the player will NOT be eligible to participate in practices, games or tournaments until their commitment is fulfilled.  Financial Assistance work commitments are to be performed in addition to team volunteer commitments (e.g., if the team needs each parent to volunteer for a shift at a tournament, the scholarship commitment will be fulfilled only after the parent has first volunteered to fill the team commitment)

  1. APPLICATION: A completed online application and supporting documentation must be completed in its ENTIRETY in order to be considered. Applications must be accompanied by a COPY of Page 1 of your 2017 federal income tax return.  (Please blackout your social security number(s) and any other private information). Additional documentation (including current pay stubs and government assistance documentation) may be requested in order to verify income or consider your application.

DEADLINES: All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to financialaid@wcsc.org by the following:

April 1, 2018: RECREATIONAL supporting documentation, online application and income verification due (all ages)

April 20, 2018: notification for Recreational

June 15, 2018: COMPETITIVE  supporting documentation,  online application and income verification due

June 30, 2018: notification for Competitive

For more information:  financialaid@wcsc.org

Resource link - Report Scholarship Hours Worked