AESC Scholarship Program

The American Energy Swim Club offers a scholarship program to support the diversity mission of USA Swimming.   USA Swimming is committed to increasing the multicultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the sport to achieve and foster an inclusive swimming environment that fosters the growth of swimming at all levels.

Procedure:

Families who meet the criteria for consideration for scholarships are required to submit an annual written request and supporting documentation to the AESC Board of Directors by August 1st each year.  Application materials must be submitted by mail to the following address:

AESC Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 20338
Oklahoma City, OK  73156

 

Required application paperwork includes:

1.  Written letter requesting consideration for a scholarship

2.  Documentation of financial hardship

                A.  Proof of eligibility to receive food stamps or free lunch at school; OR

                B.  Proof of eligibility to receive reduce lunch at school; OR

                C. Copies last year's W2, last 2 pay stubs (or unemployment check stub)

with a list of household expenses.

               

Swimmers who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for scholarship consideration:

1)      AESC Swim Team member

2)      Meet the attendance expectations at practice for  level

a.       75% attendance Gold, Silver, Blue or Red levels

b.      85% attendance Senior Development or Senior levels

3)      Demonstrated financial hardship [for example, food stamp or free lunch recipient; reduced lunch recipient]

4)      50 % participation in AESC-hosted meets of swimmer’s ability

5)      Participation in AESC-hosted State Championship Meet(s)

6)      Ability and willingness to complete double the required service hours for highest level of swimmer.

 

Scholarship benefits will be determined by the Board and may include:

1)      Up to 100% monthly dues waiver; and/or

2)      Up to 100% USA registration fee waiver; and/or

3)      Up to 100% waiver of meet fees for AESC-hosted meets;  and

4)      AESC team swim cap provided annually.

 

Temporary Adverse Life Events

Families may find themselves faced with temporary adverse life events that impact on the family’s ability to pay their monthly dues and/or work their required service hours.   In support of USA Swimming’s mission to offer an inclusive swimming environment, the AESC Board of Directors will consider each situation on a case-by-case basis.   Families who find themselves in a difficult situation are asked to write a letter explaining the situation and requesting temporary scholarship support [this may include monthly dues waiver and/or a service hours waiver].   The temporary scholarship benefits will be determined by the Board and communicated in writing to the family.  Requests may be submitted at any time by mailing the letter to:

 

AESC Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 20338
Oklahoma City, OK  73156