DC Stoddert Soccer believes that all children who are selected to play in its travel program should be able to play, regardless of family income.
Stoddert has a Scholarship Committee made up of volunteers who review the applications of all players who request a scholarship. In order to ensure fairness to all applicants, the Scholarship Committee must have in hand two documents from each applicant: 1) a completed Travel Scholarship Request 2) ONE of the following documents that provide proof of income: a) the first page of the most recent U.S. Federal Tax Return (Form 1040), or b) a copy of the most recent W-2 Wage and Tax Form or c) proof of eligibility for TANIF Free Lunch Program or Food Stamps. If possible, any Social Security numbers that appear on these documents should be blacked out before submitting them. All documents submitted will be held in confidence. These documents should be completed and mailed to DC Stoddert, Inc., Attention: Registrar, P.O. Box 9594, Washington DC 20016.
All scholarship players are also asked to pay a minimum of $100 per season. Any player who cannot pay the minimum fee must indicate that on the Request for Scholarship Form and the Scholarship Committee will determine a minimum fee for that player.
The Scholarship Committee will meet and determine which players are eligible for full or partial scholarships. The decisions of the Scholarship Committee will be communicated to the player’s family. The decisions cover one soccer-year (both fall and spring season) so no new documents will be required for the spring season. In general, families of four with an income level below $75,000 per year will be awarded a full scholarship. Families with greater income may be awarded a full or partial scholarship, based on the income level, number of children, family situation and other factors reviewed by the Scholarship Committee.