ODP Scholarship Award Process - 2017
Amended on: 4/14/15
Authored by: ODP Committee
The Georgia Soccer Olympic Development Program offers a scholarship program for youth soccer participants who are in need of financial assistance in order to play on an ODP team. Each scholarship request is considered on a per event basis and covers a portion of the various fees associated with the ODP program.
The scholarship program exists to provide financial assistance to talented players with financial need. Once a player qualifies for the scholarship program financially; the amount of a scholarship is awarded based on player’s achievements.
Scholarship funds are primarily provided through the combination of Georgia Soccer grants and private donations. Scholarship funds are very limited. Availability of scholarship funds will vary on an annual basis.
Individual scholarships may be awarded up to 80% of total event fee. The difference between the scholarship amount and the event fee will be the responsibility of the player and will be due by May 5, 2017. Failure to meet this payment date will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.
Based on scholarship funding availability, 2017 Scholarship applications will be accepted for Region Camp fees only.
A player must complete a Scholarship Application Form. The completed application form must be submitted to Georgia Soccer, 2323 Perimeter Park Dr., Atlanta, GA 30341 – Attn: ODP Scholarship Committee or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the scheduled deadline of Thursday April 27, 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
The Scholarship Committee is responsible for reviewing the applications and making decisions on who is awarded a scholarship. Scholarship decisions will be communicated to applicants after the application deadline has expired. For 2017, applicants will be notified as to whether or not they have received a scholarship by May 4, 2017. If you would like to be notified through the USPS mail, please include a self addressed stamped envelope with your scholarship application. If you would like to be notified via e-mail, please include a valid e-mail address with your application.
The scholarship information will remain confidential throughout the entire assessment process. Scholarships will not be considered unless the application is completed in full and all supporting documentation is included.
Any falsification of data or supporting documentation will require immediate payment of the player fees and appropriate sanctions will be taken.
Any applicant who has an outstanding balance of prior ODP fees will not be considered for a scholarship until those back fees are paid in full.
Every application is reviewed by the ODP Scholarship Committee. It is the Scholarship committee’s responsibility to approve or decline each application. The scholarship application includes information regarding the player’s financial situation and soccer ability. All information requested is needed to assist in making the decision making process. Below is a sampling of the application information being used in assessing scholarship status.
- Total Annual Family Income
- Family Size
- Other Sources of Financial Assistance
- Level of ODP Play
- Club Scholarship Status
The Scholarship Committee decision is final. There is no appeal process.
Volunteer Service Requirement
Applicants may be required to provide eight volunteer hours at Georgia Soccer events in exchange for financial assistance.
Scholarship Application Form
Please CLICK HERE to download the Scholarship Application Form.