MYSA Financial Aid Program
Soccer can be an expensive sport to participate in, especially for families with multiple children playing and for those on competitive travel teams. The Mebane Youth Soccer Association has a financial aid program in place to help families in need meet the costs of playing soccer. Assistance is available for both Recreational and Travel level players. We do not publish detailed qualification criteria since they are guidelines and final decisions on awards are made by the MYSA Board of Directors based on recommendations from the MYSA Scholarship Coordinator and availability of funds. So we encourage all families who feel they need some assistance with soccer costs to apply.
MYSA families may apply for aid before the start of each season by submitting a MYSA Financial Aid Application. Applications will still be accepted after the deadline, but even if you qualify, all available funds may have already been allocated to applications received on time. All information provided is kept strictly confidential.
The application deadline for Financial Aid (all levels) is August 1st.
Applications received after the deadline will be handled on a first come/first serve basis
Our financial aid program would not be possible without the generosity of local individuals, families, and businesses. Anyone wishing to make a tax deductible donation to our Financial Aid Fund should download a copy of our MYSA Financial Aid Donation Form. All donations for financial aid are deposited into a special league account and will only be used for financial aid grants to qualified families. Even if you cannot donate at this time, take some time to see if your employer has a local community support/sponsorship program where they may be able to make a donation to our financial aid fund.
Make all checks out to Mebane Youth Soccer Association and put ‘Financial Aid Fund’ in the Memo. Contact the MYSA President for information regarding the MYSA tax ID number, if needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who qualifies for aid?
Any registered and actively participating MYSA player is eligible for the season they are participating. While we have set income thresholds relative to family size, they are guidelines and extenuating circumstances may be taken into account when the application is reviewed.
Are awards seasonal (Fall/Spring) or annual?
Awards for Recreational players cover a single season of cost. You must apply for assistance before each season (Fall and/or Spring) even if you received an award in a previous season! Travel players commit to a team for either an entire year or a single season, depending on age, so travel awards will cover the length of time for that commitment.
What if I register after the deadline?
Applications will still be accepted after the deadline, however there may not be funds available for late grants if all alloted funds have already been disbursed to on time qualified applications
What if I have already paid the fees for a season?
If you receive an award and have already paid your fees for the season/year, they will be refunded to you by the league as soon as possible.
Are awards only for registration fees? What about equipment, training, tournaments, etc.?
Currently our awards are for registration fees only, however depending on the number of awards granted and available funds, the MYSA Board may choose to expand the scope of the program to cover more things. If you need assistance with equipment, the MYSA is working on an equipment swap program. Contact the MYSA Outreach Coordinator for more information.
More information about the program can be found in the MYSA Financial Aid Policy.
If you have any questions about the MYSA Financial Aid program, contact Robyn Pettigrew (336-578-6008)