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GMJFA Scholarship Policy

Green Mountain Junior Football Association wants to make available the opportunity for kids from diverse socio-economic backgrounds to play football.   This assistance will be for registration fees and will be funded with monies from outside of registration fee revenue.
Maximum Number of Scholarships:
The maximum of scholarships per year will not exceed 10% of total registrations per year.
To be eligible for a scholarship the following criteria must be met:
  1. Priority will be given to children living within the Green Mountain High School Articulation boundary. If sufficient funds are remaining, we will consider awarding scholarships to children outside of the articulation boundaries.
  2. Family’s Account must be in good standing with no balances past due
  3. Parents/Guardians commit that the athlete will attend a minimum of 80% of all schedule practices and games.
  4. Parents/Guardians agree, upon reasonable notice, to volunteer 8 hours MINIMUM per grant recipient.  Volunteer hours must be completed prior to the end of the football season.
  5. Only 1 grant per family.
  6. Special circumstances may be considered by the GMJFA Scholarship Committee and Board for situations that do not fit the above requirements.
The information that GMJFA Scholarship Committee will need to be provided to for consideration is per the following:
  1.  A written letter requesting scholarship funds with reason(s) why your player should receive scholarship.
  2. Copy of current registration form
  3. Signed copy of the GMJFA Scholarship Policy
  4. Provide one or more of the following:  (Note the more information provide better assistance in making our decision on a grant)
    1. Written confirmation that you are receiving assistance from programs such as: Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI, Foster Care, WIC, etc.
    2. Written recommendation by school representatives, social workers, youth community center workers or other social services representatives.
    3. Written statement of an immediate financial hardship and/or copy of the dec page of the previous year’s tax return.
All items can be emailed to, faxed to 720-286-8035 or mailed to PO BOX 151246  Lakewood, CO 80215 ATTN: Vice President – Scholarship Program no later than one week prior to the closing of registration.  Incomplete applications will automatically be denied.
All scholarships will be reviewed and set for recommendation to the Executive Board  by GMJFA Scholarship Committee . The GMJFA Executive Board will approve the scholarships at the Board Meeting scheduled in August.
Scholarships are awarded on a first come first service basis, with requests from NEW 1st year players taking priority over request from returning players.  The GMJFA Scholarship Committee and Board reserves the right to make any adjustments to the level of scholarship funds offered for each request.   
All families and players awarded scholarships must adhere to all code of conduct rules and regulations.  Including any and all people attending any football practices and/or games on their behalf.  Failure to comply with the rules and regulations could result in the loss of a current or future scholarship.
Areas for Volunteering Hours: Families must be willing to volunteer minimum hours to GMJFA and the team, preferably with the child receiving the scholarship.  Potential areas include but not limited to:
Football Camp  
Equipment Sale  
Carnation Bowl  
General Services throughout season
  • Setting up/Breaking down fields
  • Concessions sales for the association and/or team
  • Assisting with fundraising projects
The GMJFA Board may choose to use any excess scholarship funds to award additional scholarships of up to 100% of registration or to assist in purchasing football gear for those players who are receiving scholarships.
Funding will be done independently of registration fees. Some areas of funding will be:
  • Profits from apparel sales
  • Board members that chose to pay registration fee
  • Corporation donations to GMJFA (not specific team sponsorships)
  • Donation from other registration ( a donation box will be on the registration form)
  • Restaurant Sponsor night
  • Any additional funds collected for the Scholarship Fund by GMJFA
I am Parent/Guardian of _______________________________________- and  have read and understand the GMJFA Scholarship Policy.   If I fail to comply with completing my designated volunteer hours, I understand that any scholarship for future years could be denied.    I confirm that the information provided to GMJFA for approval of a scholarship is true and represents the current condition of our family financial position.

Date: ______________             Parent/Guardian Signature: ______________________________________

Rev. Date 5.2012