WCSC Financial Assistance Program

Winter Development Academy 2016'17


2018/19 WCSC Financial Assistance Program (aka, scholarship)

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 volunteer assignments during the season.

There is no guarantee that any request will be fulfilled.

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

  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 ($220). 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 ($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).  Financial assistance 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 financial assistance.  Families will then need to pay all fees previously covered by the financial assistance or the player's pass will be pulled.

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

If the financial assistance 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.  Financial Assistance 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 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 15, 2018: notification for Recreational

May 30, 2018: COMPETITIVE  supporting documentation,  online application and income verification due

June 15, 2018: notification for Competitive

For more information:  financialaid@wcsc.org

Resource link - Report Scholarship Hours Worked