Scholarship Policy
Financial Assistance/Scholarship Policy

1) Funds available for financial assistance,scholarships will be established by the Board of Directors each season and may vary depending upon the GCYSL budget.

2) A scholarship form must be completed and turned in prior to the deadline along with any additional information that is requested. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the stated registration deadlines. Applications received after these dates will be considered for assistance depending on funding. Scholarship money is to be used for families who are under financial hardship.

3) An initial deposit is mandatory for registration and is non-refundable. The initial deposit for YDP players is $41 and for competitive players $100. *The initial deposit, money available for scholarships, and fees may vary from year to year.

4) Families requesting more than 25% of a players fees paid will be required to attend a meeting with the scholarship committee and provide free and reduced lunch forms, pay stubs, taxes, and/or other information to verify income or need in order to be considered for a scholarship above the 25%. Anyone not attending the meeting will receive only up to 25% of requested fees. All information provided to the committee for consideration will be confidential and no copies of income information will be kept except the free and reduced lunch forms attached to the application.

5) Scholarship priority will be given first to those residing within GCYSL boundaries.

6) If financial assistance is provided, you as the parent/guardian are required to volunteer up to 4 hours in support of the Gate City Youth Soccer League, which may include setting up or taking down nets, helping clean up or maintain fields, and other activities as needed by the GCYSL or your child's team. If you do not complete your volunteer work or your child does not participate in practice and games at least 75% of the season you will have to reimburse GCYSL the amount of the scholarship awarded and will be denied financial assistance in the future.

7) If financial assistance is approved, it is understood the GCYSL will pay only toward the player registration fees. Other expenses including those for players participating in the Select Team programs or Competitive teams will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

8) The Scholarship Committee, on a case-by-case basis, will review special circumstances. For special circumstance or extreme financial hardships scholarships awarded may be up to 100% of registration fees the first season and reduced by 25% or more each subsequent season. Special extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration.

Premier Select U-11or U-12 U8-U11/12 U4- U7
*Full fee Amount $325.00 $250.00 $200.00 $70.00 $60.00
25% scholarship $81.25 $62.50 $50.00 $17.50 $15.00

Repeat Scholarship Reduction Fee List

Premier Select U-11or U-12 U8-U11/12 U4- U7
*Full fee Amount $325.00 $250.00 $200.00 $70.00 $60.00
Less 25% $243.75 $187.50 $150.00 $52.20 $45.00
Less 50% $162.50 $125.00 $100.00 $35.00 $30.00
Less 75% $81.25 $62.50 $50.00 $17.50 $15.00
*Fees are subject to change