WCSC Scholarship/Financial Assistance Program

Winter Development Academy 2016'17

Scholarship Recipients:  Report Scholarship Hours Worked

REMEMBER, half of your scholarship hours must be completed by September 1 or your player will be unable to participate in any WCSC event. Please plan accordingly. Upcoming events to fulfill scholarship hours: Creek Cup Octoberfest Tournament (oct 27-29).

The 2017/18 Scholarship Application period has passed and all awards have been distributed. Please contact scholarship@wcsc.org with questions.

2017/18 Financial Aid Program:
WCSC strives to provide soccer playing opportunities for players whose families are unable to cover all costs. Families may apply for financial assistance with 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 volunteer assignments during the season.

The amount of financial support WCSC offers each year is limited by the amount of donations to our scholarship fund and the number of players demonstrating need. Consequently, we must carefully review all requests and make awards to those with the greatest need. There is no guarantee that any request will be fulfilled.

To be considered for a partial scholarship, please read and follow the instructions below and submit all paperwork by the appropriate application deadlines.

  1. PARTICIPANTS: Eligible soccer players in WCSC’s Recreational and Competitive programs may apply for scholarships. Awards will be based on need, as determined by submitted application and supporting tax/financial information.

Recreational Program: Aid may be provided up to the full registration fee ($210). Awardees will receive a voucher to use during online registration. Uniform costs are not included in scholarship grants.

Competitive Program: Aid may be provided towards the training fee only, AFTER basic registration fee ($420) has been paid. Families are still responsible for payment of uniforms, tournaments, spring league, equipment, and other team fees. Awards will be applied by WCSC as a credit toward the team’s training fees. Scholarship recipients are still responsible for and must stay current with their portion of the remaining training/team fees (tournaments, equipment, incidentals, etc).

  1. VOLUNTEERING: All families receiving scholarships will be assigned volunteer jobs in support of club activities. Volunteers are needed at events including tryouts, recreational evaluations, tournaments/jamborees, and the golf tournament. Refereeing without compensation, coaching or service as tournament director may also fulfill volunteer requirements. Volunteer opportunities will be communicated to the scholarship 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 volunteer job (without giving at least 24 hours notice) or failure to fulfill volunteer commitments on time, will result in revocation of the current scholarship and elimination from consideration for future scholarships. Families will then need to pay all fees previously covered by the scholarship or the player's pass will be pulled.

The number of volunteer hours are based on the scholarship award amount and required hours will be specified in the agreement.

If the scholarship family has NOT met at least half (50%) of their respective volunteer commitment by September 1, the player pass will be pulled and the player will NOT be eligible to participate in practices, games or tournaments until their commitment is fulfilled. Scholarship volunteer 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. In addition to the online application form, applications must be accompanied by a COPY of Page 1 of your 2016 federal income tax return.  (Please blackout your social security number(s) and any other private information). Additional information may be requested in order to verify income or consider your application. Your financial information will be held in strict confidence and will be shredded following the scholarship awards.

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

April 1, 2018: ALL scholarship paperwork & online application due for Recreational program (all ages)

April 16, 2018: Scholarship awards issued for Recreational program (all ages)

May 30, 2018: ALL scholarship paperwork, online application and income verification due for Competitive

June 15, 2018: Scholarship awards issued for Competitive

For more information:  scholarship@wcsc.org