Serving our Community, Providing Opportunities for all
The Virginia Basketball Academy Scholarship Program exists to provide our unique teaching programs to anyone who wants to attend. As a non-profit organization, we provide the resources to those who qualify to receive financial assistance to attend the quality basketball programs we provide. The only requirement is a love for the game of basketball and a sincere desire to work hard, improve, and do one's best. Are you someone who possesses these qualities? Do you know someone who might make the most of this opportunity who could use financial aid? If so, please read below for more information.
VABA Pledge Form
• Use the VABA Pledge Form to seek "sponsorship" from community members and help fund-raise for our VABA Scholarship Program!
The VABA Scholarship Committee accepts applications on a rolling basis. For VABA Winter League, all Financial Aid forms must be turned in, approved with a qualification status and remaining balances paid in order to hold a spot on a team and receive a uniform to participate in games. Failure to do so in a timely fashion will jeopardize an applicant's opportunity to participate on a team.
How do I apply?
Anyone can participate in the high-quality VABA basketball programs provided they complete the steps listed below (be sure to have documentation ready):
STEP 1: Complete On-Line Financial Qualification Form (QUALIFIED)
•VABA Scholarship Committee reviews the communicates, in writing, to applicant
•Applicants in grades K - 12
GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
*If you are finding out about this opportunity after the deadline and still would like to apply, DO NOT PANIC! Please contact us immediately and request an extension (which is usually granted provided all scholarship opportunities have not been distributed); our staff will expedite the process in an effort to review application materials and respond in time for admittance.
MAIL ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:
VABA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
PO BOX 2438
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22902
*All application materials must be mailed together (please do not send items individually, in separate envelopes.
Please contact us at Scholarship@PlayVABA.org.
Who selects the Scholarship Recipients?
Each application (including all pertinent application materials) is carefully reviewed by our Scholarship Committee and then recommended to the VABA Scholarship Program Board of Directors Chairperson.
How is the Scholarship Program funded?
This program is funded through the VABA Scholarship Program which is supported largely by private and corporate donations via various fundraising efforts. For more information on our foundation, or if you are interested in supporting the foundation through a contribution or sponsorship, please click here: VABA Scholarship Program.
Who oversees the Scholarship Program?
The VABA Scholarship Program is overseen by the VABA Board of Directors. All fund-raising efforts, scholarship reviews, allocation of funds, programming, outreach and bookkeeping is conducted by the VABA Board. The VABA Board of Directors is made up of area volunteers who are committed to furthering the Virginia Basketball Academy’s mission and extending its scope into all areas of the community.
STEP 2: After notification of scholarship status, you will receive a discount code to apply to our normal registration.
Choose from the list above which program you would like to register for, then go through the normal registration process. On the final step of your registration, you will enter your scholarship "discount code," which will adjust the registration fee according the amount you qualify for. You will then need to pay the remaining balance after your scholarship discount. Sport NGIN accepts all major credit cards and E-Checks.
Complete Program Registration Form -insurance, liability, balance and PAY BALANCE (REGISTERED)
•Applicant has "Qualified" and been "Accepted" into Scholarship Program. This Program Registration form includes insurance coverage, liability waiver, and any remaining balance not covered by VABA Scholarship.
Applicants must have a good understanding of the teaching philosophy, commit to attend and complete their respective program(s), be able to express their personal goals and motivations in written form and be willing to solicit support from mentors who can vouch for character for consideration of this request.
All forms should be submitted on-line. If unable you must complete your registration in one of the following ways:
(1) Turned directly into VABA "partner" agency (Boys & Girls Club, department of representing Social Services, department of representing Parks & Recreation, etc.)
(2) Emailed to email@example.com, "Attention: Scholarship Committee Chair"
(3) Mailed directly to: VABA, PO Box 2438, Charlottesville, VA, 22902