Sponsors
Financial Assistance Program

Lynne Vagt Memorial Financial Assistance Program

"BBST families helping BBST families"

BBST is committed to supporting families who need financial assistance with dues. 100% of funds for the Financial Assistance Program comes from the generous donations of current families on BBST. If you are interested in donating to the financial assistance fund, please contact BBST Team Administrator at bbstblackfishoffice@gmail.com

Families who receive assistance are required to abide by the following expectations:

  • Provide true and complete information to the Scholarship Committee
  • Provide all necessary documentation to the Scholarship Committee
  • Maintain minimum weekly practice attendance requirements
  • Attend all BBST hosted swim meets
  • Actively fulfill Work Share hour commitment, including working one session at all BBST hosted meets
  • Actively participating in all BBST fundraising activities, including meeting the swim-a-thon requirement of $250 per swimmer
  • Pay BBST account in full by the 10th of each month; failure to do so will result in termination of assistance
  • Uphold the BBST Parent and Swimmer Code of Conduct; financial assistance is subject to termination following any second offense of BBST's Code of Conduct by either swimmer or parent
  • Communicate any change in family income to the Scholarship Committee immediately
  • Failure to meet these expectations may be ground for the BBST Board of Directors to terminate financial assistance
 
NOTE: Financial assistance will not be used to cover meet entry fees, team travel trips, equipment/food purchases, private lessons, clinics, USA swimming registration fees, BBST Admin Fees, late fees or other expenses besides monthly dues
 
NOTE: The BBST Board of Directors (or it’s designees) may periodically review the needs of financial assistance recipents and elect to terminate or change assistance amounts and duration for any reason (team finances, team size, new swimmers, etc) and at any time without prior notification
 
 
Applications can be mailed to:
P.O. Box 5821
Bellingham, WA 98227-5821
 
OR
 
Dropped off in the "Scholarship Application" file folder at:
Arne Hanna Aquatic Center
1114 Potter Street
Bellingham, WA 98229
 
Other Financial Assistance Programs available:
 
PNS Outreach Program
Bellingham Parks and Recreation Scholarship Program
  • Adults or children from families * residing within the city limits of Bellingham, Washington (proof of address required) * who qualify for food stamps; TANF; SSI benefits, are foster children; or are eligible for free or reduced lunch according to the USDA Federal Lunch Program income guidelines shall receive $200 scholarship per calendar year to be used for Parks and Recreation & Arne Hanna Aquatic Center programs. 
  • For the Parks and Recreation Scholarship Application, click here.

 

***For any questions regarding Financial Assistance opportunities, contact BBST Team Administrator at bbstblackfishoffice@gmail.com***