Please read the policy below before submitting your request for financial assistance.
The WFHA Financial Assistance Committee meets on a recurring basis between the opening and closing of registration and as needed throughout the year to review applications. After submission, you will be contacted in the event there are any questions regarding your application and notified as soon as a decision has been made. You will be notified via e-mail regarding the status of your application prior to the start of the season. If financial assistance is approved, you will be given more information on how to register.
Free or Reduced Lunch Program Qualified
Special Circumstances, such as unusual medical expenses, unusual debts or loss of assets, or extended family support.
SCHOLARSHIP FUND USE
Scholarships will not cover:
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT SEASON REQUIREMENTS
Families receiving scholarships WILL NOT be permitted to “buy out” their volunteer hours either before or after the season. Families will need to work with the Operations Manager to ensure their dibs are completed in full before the end of the season.
Families WILL participate in fundraising activities of selling raffle tickets. The buy-out option of these items, if available, will not be allowed for scholarship recipients.
As part of its annual budget, WFHA will determine a dollar amount that will be set aside as a scholarship fund. The total amount of the assistance that is awarded cannot exceed the amount budgeted. An exception could be granted for unforeseen financial hardship on the applicant’s family, if approved by the WFHA Scholarship Committee and the President.
Financial assistance is provided at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors at West Fargo Hockey Association.
WFHA SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Scholarship committee is made up of the Treasurer, Vice President of Hockey Operations, and the Vice President of Business Operations.
Approval process will be handled by the WFHA Scholarship Committee.
All decisions made from the WFHA Scholarship Committee are final.
WFHA will use reasonable care to keep all information confidential. All application forms and information submitted will be kept confidential with the Scholarship committee and Operations Manager.
Reduced Lunch = 50% or Less Scholarship
Free Lunch = 100% or Less Scholarship
Hardship = based upon scenario and request
June Annual Scholarship Budget Approved
July 1 Registrations Open – Applications for Scholarships are Open
December 1 Applications for Scholarships are Closed
Ongoing Scholarships Reviewed
January 15 Mid-Season Scholarship Touchpoint
April Post-Season Scholarship Review
As a part of the scholarship application process, families can request additional funding for equipment. They must specify the amount they are requesting, it’s intended use, and follow-up with a receipt to WFHA validating proper use of the funds. Improper use of these funds may be punishable by required reimbursement or denied participation, including membership status no longer in Good Standing.