Greene County Youth Athletic Association (GCYAA) may grant registration fee scholarships to children who without this financial assistance would not be able to participate in our program. GCYAA scholarship program focuses on providing opportunities for area youth to participate because of the physical, mental, and character-training benefits this program can provide. Scholarships are only available to cover the cost of registration and are not available to cover any additional costs (uniforms, equipment, tournaments, etc.) unless registration fee includes uniforms and/or equipment.
The scholarship committee, which includes the GCYAA Board, will consider all complete applications received by the application deadline. The amount of the scholarship awarded (if any) may be a partial or full scholarship depending on the number of applicants, and amount of scholarship funds available. Scholarships are awarded for one per registrant and are only valued for one sport at a time, therefore, individuals must reapply for each year they are requesting assistance.
GCYAA is a non-profit organization with a very limited amount of funding available for scholarship athletes. No guarantee of assistance is implied in this application.
Requirements for eligibility:
(Must be completed before end of Sport Season)
Athlete must be age 14 or younger and must reside within Greene County.
Commitment to attend a minimum of 80% of scheduled practices and games.
Participation by an adult family member in at least 10 hours of voluntary service to GCYAA during the sport season.
Volunteer work will be under the direction of the GCYAA volunteer coordinator or above.
Application must be completed by a parent, guardian, or head of household, with all requested information provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application is on the following page.
Families are required to participate in any fundraisers offered by the program.
Scholarship requests must be submitted to GCYAA no later than two (2) weeks prior to the regular registration deadline.
Upon receival of scholarship:
A thank you note to be sent to GCYAA Sponsors thanking them for their scholarship sponsorship. GCYAA will then distribute it out to the appropriate sponsors.
GCYAA c/o Scholarship, PO Box 324, Jefferson, IA 50129
Complete the Youth Athletic Scholarship Application Form, which must be signed by a parent/guardian.
The GCYAA Board will contact you in writing one week prior to regular registration end date.
Scholarship application approval will be based on verification of financial need and availability of scholarship funds.
Other Important Information:
Scholarships will be provided on a first-come, funding and space available basis.
Transportation to programs is not provided.
Scholarships are limited to a total of $200 per year per child.
The GCYAA program is able to provide a maximum of ten scholarships per season.
If more than ten waiver requests are submitted, the GCYAA Board will select the ten scholarship recipients. The Board’s decision should be considered final.
Consideration will be given to eligible youth meeting one or more of the criteria below. The more information you can provide us the better able we will be to determine hardship. A written request is required.
Receiving assistance from programs such as: Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI, Foster Care, WIC, etc. (Must provide written documentation of participation in these programs)
Written recommendation by school representatives, social workers, community leader or medical professional.
Documentation demonstrating an immediate financial hardship.
Greene County Youth Athletic Association does not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, physical ability, or cultural and religious backgrounds.
Greene County Youth Athletic Association
P.O. Box 324
Jefferson, IA 50129www.gcyaa.org
Confidentiality: GCYAA will use the information on the application only to decide if your child qualifies to receive a partial or full scholarship for eligible athletic activities. Confidentiality will be maintained at all times. Applicants are guaranteed that personal finances will not be discussed outside of the GCYAA Board. Coaches, instructors or program leaders will not be informed of a participant’s financial or scholarship status.
***Please note: Approval of a scholarship does not register the participant in the activity. You must still register the athlete in the sport desired.