Scholarship Application 2018-2019
FOOTHILLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION PO BOX 620775
Littleton, CO 80162-0775
Foothills Hockey Association (FHA) offers scholarship opportunities to our members in good standing with the organization, CAHA and USA Hockey. The intent of our scholarship program is to off-set a member’s registration fees by applying some amount of award toward the registration fees for the upcoming season. The exact number and amount of scholarships awarded in a given year is contingent upon the success of the association’s fundraising efforts and must be approved by the voting members of the FHA Board of Directors. To qualify for a scholarship, each applicant must:
- Be a member in good-standing with the Association, must be currently registered, and must be current on their registration fee payments.
- Be a Squirt level player or older, or be a returning U8 player. Players skating U8 with FHA for the first time are not eligible to apply for a scholarship.
- Agree that if they are awarded a scholarship, and leave FHA during the same season, the scholarship must be re-paid to FHA in-full.
- Maintain a required minimum GPA of 2.5 with monthly grade updates. We will ask for an email or an in person meeting to see current grades to make sure they are prioritizing school.
- Upon receipt of the scholarship, agree to a provide a minimum number of volunteer service hours to the association as follows:
- Total Scholarship Award of less than $500 – a minimum of 10 Hours of Volunteer Service
- Total Scholarship Award of $500 or more – a minimum of 20 Hours of Volunteer Service
Along with this application, the applicant must provide the following:
- A copy of the child’s last full school year transcript.
- A list of the child’s last three hockey teams, (if applicable) and head coaches.
- A letter of recommendation from a coach, teacher, scout leader etc. that highlights the applicant’s character and drive to succeed.
- A list of hockey events, if any, that your player participates in during the off season.
- List the non-hockey activities your child participates in, i.e. other sports, scouts, school/community etc.
- A “Recipient” Letter to be written by the child (Squirt-Aged and above) to explain what Hockey means to him/her, what life lessons it teaches, how he/she will give back their time to the Association, and what it means to be a Foothills Flyer. This Letter should also include descriptions of other community/extracurricular activities or volunteer community services in which the child participates (Eagle Scout, Math Club, Band, Karate, Church Food Banks, etc.)
- The parent is required to complete this financial disclosure and hardship letter. This letter should contain enough financial detail for the Board to truly evaluate the financial need. As well, the letter should indicate other extra-curricular activities in which the child participates that contribute to this financial hardship. If you have received a Scholarship Award in the past, this letter must include details regarding any changes in the financial hardship from the previous Award (loss of job, current/new employment, additional medical challenges, etc.). Parents may be asked to provide last year’s tax statements and W2’s.
- If the recipient is a 2nd Year Pee Wee or older, he/she must be willing to participate in the FHA Mentor Program. This is the recipient’s chance to give back his/her time and talent to others. The Parent Volunteer Requirement is NOT offset by the recipient’s participation in the FHA Mentor Program.
Each scholarship is awarded on the perceived and documented need for financial assistance as determined by the FHA BOD. Families wishing to be considered must complete this application and return it to FHA between the dates of June 15, 2018 and June 30, 2018. Should it be necessary, Applicants will be asked to participate in a Scholarship Application Interview hosted by the Scholarship Committee, comprised from a subset of current FHA Board Members. Notification of such interview will be via phone call and email. These interviews will take place during the month of July, and will take place in person. Details regarding the interview (Parent & Player, Parent only, date and time) will be provided as part of that notification.
Scholarships may be awarded in installments over a certain number of months. FHA reserves the right to void a portion of the scholarship or an installment payment due to low grades, or behavioral issues.
Those who have been selected will be notified after the Board of Directors August 2018 meeting, and will receive a credit in the amount of the approved award toward the upcoming season’s registration fees. Information provided on this application is For Official use of the Foothills Hockey Association and will remain confidential.
If you are in a financial position to help others with registration fees, we would recommend that you consider donating to the FHA Scholarship Fund, which helps FHA families. All donations are tax-deductible.