Scholarship Program

Purpose
Auburn Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) is a non-profit organization committed to developing and maintaining a healthy environment for both recreational and competitive youth soccer programs. We believe that all levels of soccer should be available to any player with the attitude, desire, and ability to compete regardless of financial status. It is our hope that no players opt out of soccer for financial reasons. Scholarships (financial assistance in the form of partial or full payment of the registration fees) will be available to members in need in accordance with the following guidelines and subject to the AYSA Scholarship budget.

Availability
AYSA shall provide scholarship funds to those individuals who can demonstrate need, to the extent possible as dictated by the AYSA budget. AYSA will be limited in its ability to provide scholarship opportunities based on member participation in submitting annual player fees and success in fundraising efforts. In the event of unforeseen financial hardship or unanticipated expense, AYSA reserves the right to postpone, rescind or terminate the scholarship program for the greater good of the association and its members.

Process

  • Parents of players requesting financial assistance must make the initial request for financial assistance to the AYSA Registrar by completing a Scholarship Application form by the dates listed below. Click here to apply.
  • Forms must be filled out in their entirety and must provide a clear picture of need or special circumstances.
  • Family income/size should fall within the following income guidelines:
1 Player
Household Size Annual Income
2 $28,000
3 $36,000
4 $43,000
5 $51,000
6 $58,000
7 $65,000
8 $73,000
2 Players
Household Size Annual Income
- -
3 $30,000
4 $37,000
5 $45,000
6 $52,000
7 $59,000
8 $67,000
  • All Rainier Valley Slammer Applications must include the following supporting documents:  (Incomplete Applications will not be reviewed)
    1. Signed copy of parents’ or guardians’ 2013 Federal Tax Return (please black out your Social Security Numbers)
    2. Copy of Federal School Lunch Acceptance Notice (if applicable)
  • Please email your 2013 Federal Tax Return to scholarshipsaysa@yahoo.com by Jun 1, 2014.
  • The maximum amount of a scholarship award shall be determined by the Scholarship Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Rainier Valley Slammer player scholarship recipients/parents shall agree to assist with association functions, i.e. AYSA auction, field prep, team management, team fundraising, etc. in meeting a minimum of 10 hours of service.
  • A majority vote of the Board of Directors shall be required for any scholarship award.
  • Beginning with the 2014-2015 season RVS players receiving a scholarship will be allowed to apply for two consecutive years and then be asked to take a year off from applying, this will enable more low income families the opportunity to play premier soccer.
  • Scholarship award, amount of award, and the identity of those individuals that apply for financial aid shall be considered confidential and only those with the need to know will be informed.
  • Scholarship recipients shall be notified via email upon a scholarship being awarded with terms of the agreement detailed within.  Initial Registration payment must be made during the Registration process.  Registration fees not covered by a scholarship are the responsibility of the parent.  AYSA reserves the right to request that scholarship recipients participate in fundraising activities at a higher than typically expected level in support of the scholarship program.
  • Scholarship applications for AYSA Modified players must be received no later than Feb 28, 2014 for Spring 2014 season and Jul 1, 2014 for the Fall 2014 season.
  • Scholarship applications for players in the Rainier Valley Slammers must be received no later than June 1, 2014.
  • Scholarship applications for AYSA Recreational players must be received no later than July 1, 2014 for the Fall 2014 season.
  • For further details, please contact the AYSA Registrar at scholarshipsaysa@yahoo.com