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Financial Assistance Information

Financial Assistance

Objective 

The Celtics Soccer Club is committed to providing an affordable competitive soccer program. In addition, Celtics encourages camaraderie, confidence, pride, and team spirit. Because of these strong beliefs, as long as funds are available from donations received and/or fundraising activities conducted by the club, Celtics will make scholarships available to qualifying players and their families. If at all possible, no player who wishes to play soccer and participate in the Celtics Soccer Club will be denied due to financial hardship.  

Criteria and Eligibility 

  • Any family may apply if an economic barrier could prevent a player from enjoying and playing soccer.
  • Financial need will be the only determinant in receiving a scholarship from the Bill Purcell & Brian Schrader Soccership Fund. Proof of need shall be included with the application to allow for full consideration of awarding a scholarship and to assist in verifying the level of financial need. This information will be reviewed discreetly and confidentially. Proof may include:  any player currently receiving government assistance such as welfare or free/reduced lunch subsidy records, income tax records or pay stubs, and/or a written sample of an individual’s situation. 
  • Scholarships are granted for one season at a time. Players with continued need will be required to reapply each season. 

Normally, no scholarship will be awarded to cover the cost of the uniforms, camps or travel costs for coaches. However, there may be some extreme circumstances where a child may receive additional assistance. In the event a child meets the Federal Poverty Guidelines as reflected in the Federal Register, a child may receive more financial assistance; However, funds are limited. Unfortunately, player travel expenses cannot be covered in the scholarship. A Celtics Scholarship will not cover cost of additional items purchased, such as socks, equipment bags, practice gear, or other non-uniform items. 

Applications for scholarships are available for both seasons. These Applications must be submitted prior to June 15 for the Fall Season and January 15 for the Spring Season. It is unlikely scholarship funds will remain available for those who apply after these dates.   

 Click here for an application if you feel your player meets the above criteria. Contact David Rout with questions at [email protected].


 
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