Scholarships

Below you will see the new process for applying for Financial Aid, as well as the deadlines associated with your program. Once the deadline has passed for your particular age group/program, there will be no way to apply for Financial Aid, because this is an automatic system. All of CRYSC scholarships are need-based. There will be no Financial Aid provided for Summer Camps; discounts for these programs will be provided at the Camp Directors discretion.

All Financial Aid communication should go through the financialaid@rapidsyouthsoccer.org email address. This address is monitored by multiple people and we will respond within 5 days depending on the specific question or concern.

Anyone that joins the club mid-season and is interested in Financial Aid will need to reach out directly to the Financial Aid email. We can’t guarantee that players who join mid-season will receive Financial Aid due to budget limitations.

Process

  • Step One: If you have not done so already, all interested applicants must first complete the  Competitive Intent to Play Registration. This can be accessed on the registration page of each Region under the “Competitive” section:
  • Step Two: During the Player Placement process, each player will receive an offer email for their team assignment and must accept/reject their team invitation.
  • Step Three: The player must pay a $100 initial payment to hold their position on the team. Click here to view the instructions on how to make a specific payment online. Cash or check must be brought in to your Region’s office.
  • Step Four: Once the $100 payment is made, the player can apply for Financial Aid using the following link for your gender and age group:
  • Step Five: All applicants will receive notice regarding the amount of their scholarship (or if they did not receive a scholarship) within two weeks after the deadline closes. By this date, they will receive a new link to fill out the Payment Plan Information form. They will have one week to respond either with their acceptance of the scholarship and a completed Payment Plan Information form, or they need to respond with notice of their withdrawal from the program.
  • Step Six: When the Payment Plan Information form is received, the scholarship will be applied to their account and the payment plan will be created to pay the remaining balance.

*If the Payment Plan Information form is never received, the player will NOT be placed on a roster.*

Application Dates

11U-14U (2009-2006) Boys and Girls, 15U-19U (2005-2001) HS Girls

  • May 28 – Applications Opens
  • June 15 – Application Closes


15U-19U (2005-2001) HS Boys

  • July 24 – Applications Opens
  • August 10 – Application Closes


Second Round 15U-19U (2005-2001) HS Boys

  • October 15 – Application Opens
  • November 15 – Application Closes

Process

  • Step One: All interested applicants must first register for their desired program, using the promo code “scholarships2019” (all lowercase). This promo code covers 75% of the registration fee.  
  • Step Two: Once the applicant pays 25% of their registration fee as an initial payment and they are accepted into their chosen program, they need to complete the Recreational Financial Aid Application through the following link: Recreational Application Form.
  • Step Three: All applicants will receive notice regarding the amount of their scholarship (or if they did not receive a scholarship) within two weeks after the deadline closes. By this date, they will receive a new link to fill out the Payment Plan Information form. They will have one week to respond either with their acceptance of the scholarship and a completed Payment Plan Information form, or they need to respond with notice of their withdrawal from the program.
  • Step Four: When the Payment Plan Information form is received, the scholarship will be applied to their account and the payment plan will be created to pay the remaining balance.

*If the Payment Plan Information form is never received, the player will NOT be placed on a team.*

Application Dates

  • May 1 – Recreational Application Opens
  • August 11 – Recreational Application Closes
COMPETITIVE & ELITE APPLICATION PROCESS

Process

  • Step One: If you have not done so already, all interested applicants must first complete the  Competitive Intent to Play Registration. This can be accessed on the registration page of each Region under the “Competitive” section:
  • Step Two: During the Player Placement process, each player will receive an offer email for their team assignment and must accept/reject their team invitation.
  • Step Three: The player must pay a $100 initial payment to hold their position on the team. Click here to view the instructions on how to make a specific payment online. Cash or check must be brought in to your Region’s office.
  • Step Four: Once the $100 payment is made, the player can apply for Financial Aid using the following link for your gender and age group:
  • Step Five: All applicants will receive notice regarding the amount of their scholarship (or if they did not receive a scholarship) within two weeks after the deadline closes. By this date, they will receive a new link to fill out the Payment Plan Information form. They will have one week to respond either with their acceptance of the scholarship and a completed Payment Plan Information form, or they need to respond with notice of their withdrawal from the program.
  • Step Six: When the Payment Plan Information form is received, the scholarship will be applied to their account and the payment plan will be created to pay the remaining balance.

*If the Payment Plan Information form is never received, the player will NOT be placed on a roster.*

Application Dates

11U-14U (2009-2006) Boys and Girls, 15U-19U (2005-2001) HS Girls

  • May 28 – Applications Opens
  • June 15 – Application Closes


15U-19U (2005-2001) HS Boys

  • July 24 – Applications Opens
  • August 10 – Application Closes


Second Round 15U-19U (2005-2001) HS Boys

  • October 15 – Application Opens
  • November 15 – Application Closes
RECREATIONAL APPLICATION PROCESS

Process

  • Step One: All interested applicants must first register for their desired program, using the promo code “scholarships2019” (all lowercase). This promo code covers 75% of the registration fee.  
  • Step Two: Once the applicant pays 25% of their registration fee as an initial payment and they are accepted into their chosen program, they need to complete the Recreational Financial Aid Application through the following link: Recreational Application Form.
  • Step Three: All applicants will receive notice regarding the amount of their scholarship (or if they did not receive a scholarship) within two weeks after the deadline closes. By this date, they will receive a new link to fill out the Payment Plan Information form. They will have one week to respond either with their acceptance of the scholarship and a completed Payment Plan Information form, or they need to respond with notice of their withdrawal from the program.
  • Step Four: When the Payment Plan Information form is received, the scholarship will be applied to their account and the payment plan will be created to pay the remaining balance.

*If the Payment Plan Information form is never received, the player will NOT be placed on a team.*

Application Dates

  • May 1 – Recreational Application Opens
  • August 11 – Recreational Application Closes

Types of Scholarships

Club Scholarships

If you are interested in Financial Aid, the first step is to apply for a Club Scholarship. All players must first apply for a Club Scholarship, including all Recreational and Competitive players of all ages. This is the default scholarship offered to all qualifying families based on family income levels.

Zarlengo and Dr. Bob Scholarships

These two scholarships will be by invitation only. The invitations will come from the Financial Aid Department. Players must apply for Financial Aid through the process described in the Recreational and Competitive menus.

Zarlengo scholarships are for Latino players only, boys and girls.

Dr. Bob is for two elite-level players, one boy and one girl each year.

If you have recommendations for potential applicants, please send an email to financialaid@rapidsyouthsoccer.org with the player’s name, your contact information, and a brief explanation of why you think they qualify. Regardless of their qualifications, all potential candidates must apply for Financial Aid through the general process by the deadline in order to receive an invitation to apply for Zarlengo or Dr. Bob scholarships.

Additional Scholarship Information

How Much Can Players Receive

We use the family’s 1040 tax return to determine the amount of aid we can provide. We also consider the family’s number of dependents as listed on their tax return.

Scholarship Allocation

Annual IncomePerentage of Scholarship
10k-29k50%
30k-39K45%
40k-49k40%
50k-59k30%
60k-69k20%
70k-80K10%

Volunteers

The Financial Aid Department will keep the list of scholarship recipients and their contact information if Rapids Staff needs volunteers throughout the year. Staff will send a written description of volunteer needs, including dates and times, to financialaid@rapidsyouthsoccer.org and we will reach out to families directly to help coordinate volunteer recruitment.