Scholarships

This year, CRYSC has committed to adding an additional $100k for our scholarship efforts in order to support more families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 through LeagueApps. This can be accessed on the registration page of each Region under the “Events” section:
  • Step Two: Once the Competitive Intent to Play registration has been completed, individuals are then able to apply for the scholarship. Families will not receive any information about their scholarship amount until after the scholarship closes. 
  • Step Three: During the Player Placement process, each player will receive an offer email for their team assignment and must accept/reject their team invitation. The age group and level of the team will determine the total fees for the season.
  • Step Four: All applicants will receive notice regarding the amount of their scholarship (or if they did not receive a scholarship) by August 15th. 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 Five: 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-15U (2010-2005) Boys and Girls & HS Girls (2004-2002)

  • May 16 – Applications Opens
  • July 15 – Application Closes
  • August 15 – Application update via email from CRYSC

HS Boys (2004-2002)

  • July 20 – Applications Opens
  • August 7 – Application Closes
  • August 21 – Application update via email from CRYSC

Process

  • Step One: If you have not done so already, all interested applicants must first register their player for a recreational league through LeagueApps using the code ‘recscholarship20’ to lower the fees down to 10% of the total season fees as a deposit.* This can be accessed on the based on region below:
  • Step Two: Once the recreational registration has been completed, individuals are then able to apply for the scholarship. Families will not receive any information about their scholarship amount until after the scholarship closes. 
  • Step Three: All applicants will receive notice regarding the amount of their scholarship (or if they did not receive a scholarship) by September 1st.

* This code is only for recreational league registrations and does not apply to any other registrations open on the Rapids web page

Application Dates

6U-18U Recreational Scholarship Dates

  • July 10 – Applications Opens
  • August 14 – Application Closes
  • September 1 – Application update via email from CRYSC
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 through LeagueApps. This can be accessed on the registration page of each Region under the “Events” section:
  • Step Two: Once the Competitive Intent to Play registration has been completed, individuals are then able to apply for the scholarship. Families will not receive any information about their scholarship amount until after the scholarship closes. 
  • Step Three: During the Player Placement process, each player will receive an offer email for their team assignment and must accept/reject their team invitation. The age group and level of the team will determine the total fees for the season.
  • Step Four: All applicants will receive notice regarding the amount of their scholarship (or if they did not receive a scholarship) by August 15th. 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 Five: 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-15U (2010-2005) Boys and Girls & HS Girls (2004-2002)

  • May 16 – Applications Opens
  • July 15 – Application Closes
  • August 15 – Application update via email from CRYSC

HS Boys (2004-2002)

  • July 20 – Applications Opens
  • August 7 – Application Closes
  • August 21 – Application update via email from CRYSC
RECREATIONAL APPLICATION PROCESS

Process

  • Step One: If you have not done so already, all interested applicants must first register their player for a recreational league through LeagueApps using the code ‘recscholarship20’ to lower the fees down to 10% of the total season fees as a deposit.* This can be accessed on the based on region below:
  • Step Two: Once the recreational registration has been completed, individuals are then able to apply for the scholarship. Families will not receive any information about their scholarship amount until after the scholarship closes. 
  • Step Three: All applicants will receive notice regarding the amount of their scholarship (or if they did not receive a scholarship) by September 1st.

* This code is only for recreational league registrations and does not apply to any other registrations open on the Rapids web page

Application Dates

6U-18U Recreational Scholarship Dates

  • July 10 – Applications Opens
  • August 14 – Application Closes
  • September 1 – Application update via email from CRYSC

Proceso

  • 1) Todos aquellos interesados deben primero llenar un ‘Competitive Intent to Play’ a través de LeagueApps (el sistema para registrar) antes de seguir con este proceso. Tendrán acceso a esa registración por nuestra página de red en cada región bajo la sección que dice “Events”:
  • 2) Hasta después de completar la registración para ‘Competitive Intent to Play’ podrá aplicar para la beca. No nos comunicaremos con ninguna familia sobre su beca hasta después de que se cierre la beca.
  • 3) Durante el proceso de formar equipos, cada jugador recibirá una oferta por correo electrónico. Tendrán que elegir si aceptar o rechazar la oferta. La edad y nivel del equipo determinará el total de costo por la temporada.
  • 4) El 15 de Agosto notificaremos a cada aplicante sobre la cantidad de su beca (o si acaso no reciben beca). Para esta fecha también recibirán un enlace en el cual llenaran su información para el plan de pagos. Tendrán una semana para responder con su aceptación de la beca y la información para el plan de pagos completo, o si quieren ser retirados de el programa.
  • 5) Cuando la información para el plan de pagos sea recibida, la beca será aplicada a su cuenta y el plan de pagos será creado para pagar el balance restante.

*Si no recibimos su información para el plan de pagos, su jugador NO será colocado en un equipo*

Fechas Importantes

11U-19U (2010-2002) Niños y Niñas

  • May 16 – Las aplicaciones abren
  • July 15 – Las aplicaciones cierran
  • August 15 – Aplicantes recibirán noticias de su beca

Proceso

  • 1) Si aún no lo han hecho, todos los solicitantes interesados tienen que registrar sus jugadores para una liga recreational a través de LeagueApps usando el código ‘recscholarship20’ para bajar los costos el 10% del total del cargo de la temporada como un depósito.* Esto puede ser accesible basado en la región:
  • 2) Una vez que la registración recreativa esté completa, los jugadores podrán aplicar para una beca. Las familias no recibirán ninguna información acerca de la cantidad hasta que terminen las clases de las becas.
    • 6U-18U Fall 2020 Recreational Scholarship Application
      • Empezando Julio 10 – Cerrando Agosto 14: Las solicitudes entregadas fuera de esta fecha van a ser agregadas a la lista de espera
  • 3) Todos los solicitantes recibirán notificación de la cantidad de su beca (o si fue negada) para Septiembre 1.

 

  • * Este código es solamente necesario para la registración de la liga recreativa y no aplica para ninguna otra registración abierta en la página de los Rapids.

Fechas Importantes

6U-18U Fechas para Becas Recreativas

  • Julio 10 – Las aplicaciones abren
  • Agosto 10 – Las aplicaciones cierran
  • Septiembre 1 – Aplicantes recibirán noticias de su beca
PROCESO COMPETITIVO

Proceso

  • 1) Todos aquellos interesados deben primero llenar un ‘Competitive Intent to Play’ a través de LeagueApps (el sistema para registrar) antes de seguir con este proceso. Tendrán acceso a esa registración por nuestra página de red en cada región bajo la sección que dice “Events”:
  • 2) Hasta después de completar la registración para ‘Competitive Intent to Play’ podrá aplicar para la beca. No nos comunicaremos con ninguna familia sobre su beca hasta después de que se cierre la beca.
  • 3) Durante el proceso de formar equipos, cada jugador recibirá una oferta por correo electrónico. Tendrán que elegir si aceptar o rechazar la oferta. La edad y nivel del equipo determinará el total de costo por la temporada.
  • 4) El 15 de Agosto notificaremos a cada aplicante sobre la cantidad de su beca (o si acaso no reciben beca). Para esta fecha también recibirán un enlace en el cual llenaran su información para el plan de pagos. Tendrán una semana para responder con su aceptación de la beca y la información para el plan de pagos completo, o si quieren ser retirados de el programa.
  • 5) Cuando la información para el plan de pagos sea recibida, la beca será aplicada a su cuenta y el plan de pagos será creado para pagar el balance restante.

*Si no recibimos su información para el plan de pagos, su jugador NO será colocado en un equipo*

Fechas Importantes

11U-19U (2010-2002) Niños y Niñas

  • May 16 – Las aplicaciones abren
  • July 15 – Las aplicaciones cierran
  • August 15 – Aplicantes recibirán noticias de su beca
PROCESO RECREATIVO

Proceso

  • 1) Si aún no lo han hecho, todos los solicitantes interesados tienen que registrar sus jugadores para una liga recreational a través de LeagueApps usando el código ‘recscholarship20’ para bajar los costos el 10% del total del cargo de la temporada como un depósito.* Esto puede ser accesible basado en la región:
  • 2) Una vez que la registración recreativa esté completa, los jugadores podrán aplicar para una beca. Las familias no recibirán ninguna información acerca de la cantidad hasta que terminen las clases de las becas.
    • 6U-18U Fall 2020 Recreational Scholarship Application
      • Empezando Julio 10 – Cerrando Agosto 14: Las solicitudes entregadas fuera de esta fecha van a ser agregadas a la lista de espera
  • 3) Todos los solicitantes recibirán notificación de la cantidad de su beca (o si fue negada) para Septiembre 1.

 

  • * Este código es solamente necesario para la registración de la liga recreativa y no aplica para ninguna otra registración abierta en la página de los Rapids.

Fechas Importantes

6U-18U Fechas para Becas Recreativas

  • Julio 10 – Las aplicaciones abren
  • Agosto 10 – Las aplicaciones cierran
  • Septiembre 1 – Aplicantes recibirán noticias de su beca

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 Contiguglia 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 Contiguglia Scholarship is for four elite-level players, two boys and two girls each year.

If you have recommendations for potential applicants, please send an email to regan@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 Contiguglia scholarships.

Additional Scholarship Information

How Much Can Players Receive

We take a number of factors into consideration such as total annual income and number of dependents. All information included in the scholarship application will help us make an informed decision on how much to distribute to each applicant.

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.