Scholarship Program 2015-2016

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. 

Availability
AYSA shall provide scholarship funds, to the extent possible as dictated by the AYSA budget, to those individuals who can demonstrate need.  Scholarships – financial assistance in the form of a partial* reduction of a player’s registration fee – will be available to members in need in accordance with the guidelines listed below and subject to the AYSA scholarship budget.  *(A limited number of full scholarships are approved, thereby allowing AYSA to assist as many families in need as possible.)  AYSA will be limited in its ability to provide scholarship funds 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 submit an application and supporting documents, if possible, to the AYSA Scholarship Committee by the dates listed below.  The link to the online Scholarship Application form is at the bottom of this page.  Please read the following instructions before submitting an application.
  • The Scholarship Application form must be filled out in its entirety and must provide a clear picture of need and/or special circumstances (if any).
  • As a means of validating need, applicants are asked to forward the following supporting documents (the amount of a scholarship award may be affected if supporting documents are not provided):

    1) Copy of Federal School Lunch Acceptance Notice (if applicable)
    2) Signed copy of parents’ or guardians’ Federal Tax Return from the most recent year (please black out your Social Security Numbers)
  • The above listed supporting documents should be scanned and emailed to: secretary@auburnsoccer.org; or, hard copies may be mailed to the AYSA Scholarship Committee, PO Box 362, Auburn, WA  98071.
  • 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

 

  • The amount of a scholarship shall be determined by the Scholarship Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.  A majority vote of the Board of Directors shall be required for all scholarships.
  • The identity of individuals who apply for financial aid shall be considered confidential and only association members with the need to know will be informed.

  • Scholarship recipients shall be notified via email upon a scholarship being approved with terms of the agreement detailed within.

  • Initial registration payment must be made during the registration process.

  • Player registration fees not covered by a scholarship are the responsibility of the parent.

  • Scholarship applications for Rainier Valley Slammers players are due by June 1.

  • Scholarship applications for AYSA Recreational players are due by July 1 for the Fall season.

  • Scholarship applications for AYSA Modified players are due by February 28 for the Spring season and July 1 for the Fall season.

Questions
For further details, please contact the AYSA Scholarship Committee at secretary@auburnsoccer.org

To fill out and submit the online Scholarship Application form, click HERE.