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 submit an application and supporting documents 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 or special circumstances.
  • All applicants must forward the following supporting documents (the application will not be reviewed until the documents are received):

1) Signed copy of parents’ or guardians’ Federal Tax Return from the most recent year (please black out your Social Security Numbers).

2) Copy of Federal School Lunch Acceptance Notice (if applicable).

  • 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 award 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 any scholarship award.
  • Rainier Valley Slammers player scholarship recipients/parents shall agree to assist with association functions, e.g., AYSA annual scholarship fundraiser, field prep, team management, etc. in meeting a minimum of 10 hours of service.
  • 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 February 28 for the Spring season and July 1 for the Fall season.
  • Scholarship applications for players in the Rainier Valley Slammers must be received no later than June 1.
  • Scholarship applications for AYSA Recreational players must be received no later than July 1 for the Fall season.
  • 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.