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OLY Scholarship Program
 

The OLY Scholarship Fund was officially established in 2004.  Over the years, it has helped a number of swimmers participate in travel meets they might not otherwise have been able to attend.  In conjunction with OLY's 50th Anniversary, the scholarship program has been expanded for 2012-13.  Families in serious financial difficulty may now seek assistance in two categories; membership fees and/or team travel.  For more details, please see below.

To make a tax deductible donation to the Scholarship Fund:
 

Please mail a check made out to OLY,  3128 Walton Blvd. #123, Rochester Hills, MI 48309.  
Write Scholarship Fund in the memo portion of your check.

Application for Financial Aid - Membership

The OLY Swim Team seeks to assure that no athlete is deprived of the opportunity to participate on the team for want of financial means. To this end, OLY has created a limited scholarship fund to help defray the costs of OLY Swim Team’s membership. To assure equitable allocation of these funds, we ask that you complete the following form. The “application” is confidential and will be handled by the Scholarship Committee comprising the Head Coach, President and Treasurer only to ensure your privacy. The fact that a family is receiving financial assistance will not be disclosed outside of these three Board members.

NOTE: A separate application must be filled out for each swimmer. The awards within a family may vary.

Before submitting your application, please read and be ready to adhere to the following guidelines if your application is approved.

  1. To stretch our funds as far as possible, the committee gives preference to applications for partial awards. The scholarship will cover between 25‐50% of the Swim Team Monthly Fees and a reduced Swim Team Registration fee. You will, however, be required to pay for your annual USA Swimming Registration.
  2. The swimmer that receives the scholarship will sign a ‘contract’ stating that they will attend at least 75% of all practices, unless the group they register for requires a higher level of commitment (eg. Senior Blue 90%). They are then required to comply with all requirements for that group.
  3. All scholarship families are required to fulfill ALL their volunteer hour requirements.
  4. Scholarships will be awarded in September and April of each year. Each scholarship is only good for the length of that season (Sept – Mar and Apr - Aug). Those wishing to receive the scholarship the following season must re‐apply.
  5. Misconduct, as defined by the OLY Code of Conduct, is grounds for loss of scholarship.

Click "here" for the application.

 

Application for Financial Aid – Team Travel

The OLY Swim Team seeks to assure that no athlete is deprived of the ability to attend a Team Travel swim meet (eg. Out of state – Coach Invite only) or out of town State meet for want of financial means. To this end, OLY has created a limited scholarship fund to help defray the costs of Team Travel. To assure equitable allocation of these funds, we ask that you complete the following form. The “application” is confidential and will be handled by the Scholarship Committee comprising the Head Coach, President and Treasurer only to ensure your privacy. The fact that a family is receiving financial assistance will not be disclosed outside of these three Board members.

NOTE: A separate application must be filled out for each swimmer. The awards within a family may vary.

Before submitting your application, please read and be ready to adhere to the following guidelines if your application is approved.

  1. In order to be eligible, the swimmer must have an invitation to attend the meet from their coach AND an attendance record that meets or exceeds their group requirement.
  2. To stretch our funds as far as possible, the committee will award only partial awards. The scholarship will cover a min. of 25% and a max. of 50% of the total travel costs. This may include one or all of the following:
  • Transportation
  • Hotel
  • Food
  1.  All scholarship families are required to fulfill ALL their volunteer hour requirements.
  2. Scholarships will be awarded on a meet to meet basis.
  3. Misconduct, as defined by the OLY Code of Conduct, is grounds for loss of the Team Travel scholarship.

Click "here" for the application.

 

Application for Financial Aid - Additional Information

The following form may be used if you feel additional information may be helpful in the processing of your request for financial assistance. Click "here."


Questions regarding donations or application for scholarship:

Please contact the Treasurer at olytreasurer@gmail.com