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2023 DC West Youth Sports Scholarship Program & Application

DC West Youth Sports Organization (DCWYSO) may grant registration fee scholarships to youth who, without this financial assistance, would not be able to participate in our programming. The DCWYSO scholarship program focuses on providing opportunities for area youth to participate because of the physical, mental, and character-training benefits the programs can provide. Scholarships are only available to cover the cost of registration and will not cover any additional costs (uniforms, equipment, tournaments, etc).

All applications for scholarships must be received two (2) weeks prior to the registration deadline. The Board of Directors 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 the amount of scholarship funds available. Scholarships are awarded for one (1) sport per registrant and are only valued for one (1) sport at a time, therefore, individuals must reapply for each sport and year they are requesting assistance

DCWYSO is a non-profit organization with a limited amount of funding available for scholarship athletes. No guarantee of assistance is implied in this application.

Requirements for eligibility:

  • Athlete must attend DC West School district
  • Commitment to attend a minimum of 80% of scheduled practices and games
  • Participation by an adult family member of 8 hours voluntary service to DCWYSO during the sport season or within 30 days/months following the season.
  • Volunteer work will be under the direction of the DCWYSO Sport Director or Scholarship Director and can include participating in fundraisers, working in concession stands, field work (picking up trash, striping fields), special projects or other duties as assigned by DCWYSO.
  • Application must be completed by a parent, guardian, or head of household, with all requested information provided. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Process:

  • Complete the DCWYSO Scholarship Application form (On the "Forms" Tab or here), which must be signed by a parent/guardian no later than two (2) weeks prior to the regular registration deadline
  • Email application to dcwyso@gmail.com or mail application to PO BOX 92, Valley NE 68064.
  • Scholarships will be provided on a first-come, funding and space available basis. Applicants will be notified of the committees decision by mail, email, or phone
  • Scholarship consideration will be given to eligible youth based on verification of financial need meeting one or more of the hardship criteria below (Must provide documentation of participation in these programs):
    • Receiving assistance from programs such as: National School Lunch Program (Free or Reduced price meals), Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI, foster Care, WIC, etc.
    • Written recommendation by school representatives, social services representatives, family, or friends
    • Living in a single parent home or a member of a multiā€child family.
    • Documentation demonstrating an immediate financial hardship

Confidentiality: DC West Youth Organization 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 DCWYSO Board. Coaches or instructors will not be informed of a participant’s financial or scholarship status.