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San Antonio Figure Skating Club

Policy for Skater Scholarships

The San Antonio Figure Skating Club (“SAFSC” or the “Club”) is organized as a non-profit to encourage all persons to participate in the sport of figure skating.  SAFSC recognizes that some Member skaters deserve recognition and financial reward for achievements and contributions in and to the sport of skating. Scholarship amounts awarded and distributed by the Club will be directly contingent upon the availability of funds available to the Club for the applicable Skating Year, the club’s ability to remain financially solvent, as well as the avoidance of negatively impacting other SAFSC programs. At the beginning of the Skating Year, the Board of Directors of the SAFSC will undertake to set forth the amounts attributable to the respective scholarships which the Board of Directors anticipates will be made available for the applicable Skating Year, and will publish the SAFSC Scholarship Policy to the Members as close as possible to the beginning of the Skating Year. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board of Directors of the SAFSC, in its sole and absolute discretion, may determine based on the Club’s financial standing at any time, or at the time of the issuance of scholarship awards for the applicable year, if any, to reduce, increase, not award scholarships for the current Skating Year, or to award additional scholarships for the current Skating Year. In any event, total scholarships awarded per Member, per applicable Skating Year shall not exceed Five Hundred Ninety-Nine and No/100 Dollars ($599.00) (the “Maximum Sum”), even if the applicant Member exceeds the qualification requirements for consideration, and the calculation of the scholarship if selected and awarded, if at all, would exceed the Maximum Sum.

 

All capitalized terms not defined herein shall have the meaning set forth in the Amended and Restated Bylaws of the San Antonio Figure Skating Club.

 

Scholarship payments, if any, will be made by June 30th for the current Skating Year.  To be eligible for scholarship consideration, Members must meet the following qualifications:

 

  • The applicant Member must have submitted a completed SAFSC Scholarship Application not later than June 1st of the Skating Year in which the scholarship is sought;

 

  • The applicant Member must be a Full Member of the SAFSC as of July 1st of the applicable Skating Year (this means the applicant Member must be, at a minimum, in their second year of membership with the Club, and must have timely renewed the Member’s membership with the SAFSC). The applicant Member must maintain the Full Membership status during the entire duration of the applicable Skating Year;

 

  • The applicant Member must be in good standing with both the SAFSC and U.S. Figure Skating;

 

  • The applicant Member must have exhibited Club citizenship, by materially participating and actively engaging in SAFSC activities, events and exhibitions throughout the applicable Skating Year;

 

  • Except as otherwise provided herein, the applicant Member shall have completed a minimum of sixteen (16) volunteer hours on behalf of the Club, directly benefitting the Club and Club programs, during the applicable Skating Year. Hours served in connection with non-Club rink activities (Learn to Skate, non-Club competitions, etc.) shall not be included in the calculation of volunteer hours. Volunteer hours may be completed by family members of the applicant, but any such hours will be capped at eight (8) hours, as the Club requires that the applicant Member to have completed not less than fifty percent (50%) of the required volunteer hours. Notwithstanding the foregoing, applicant Members whose family members are currently serving the SAFSC on the Board of Directors are exempt from eight (8) of the sixteen (16) volunteer hours, with the applicant Member being expected to complete the remaining eight (8) hours (dependent upon the age of the applicant Member). The applicant Member must submit a log of volunteer Club hours served to the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis, which such log being verified by a Director of the Board of Directors;

 

  • The applicant Member must have renewed the applicant Member’s membership with the SAFSC as either a Full Member or a Collegiate Member for the following Skating Year, not later than June 20th of the current Skating Year. For example Skater A submits a scholarship application for the 2020-2021 Skating Year. The application must be submitted to the Club by June 1, 2021. Not later than June 20, 2021, Skater A must have renewed Skater A’s membership as a Full Member in SAFSC for the 2021-2022 Skating Year, or if Skater A was a graduating senior in high school, then Skater A must have renewed as either a Full Member or a Collegiate Member of SAFSC for the 2021-2022 Skating Year;

 

  • The applicant Member must agree to allow SAFSC to use their name, photos and other likeness to promote the SAFSC; and

 

  • The applicant Member must have satisfied the Competition Eligibility requirements set forth hereinbelow for the level at which the applicant Member is applying for a scholarship:

Competition Eligibility Levels:

 

  • Level 1 - $50.00 - Qualifying Regionals, National Showcase, Excel National Festival

  • Level 2 - $200.00 - Sectionals, Qualifying Adult Sectionals, USFS Invitation Only Competitions

  • Level 3 - $400.00 - Nationals, Champs Camp, Qualifying Adult Nationals

NOT ALL APPLICANT MEMBERS WHO APPLY FOR A SAFSC SCHOLARSHIP WILL RECEIVE A SAFSC SCHOLARSHIP, EVEN IF THE APPLICANT MEMBER SATISFIED ALL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. SELECTION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE MADE BY THE SAFSC SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE, AND IS FURTHER SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH HEREIN. THE SAFSC BOARD OF DIRECTORS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INCORPORATE ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORIES (WHETHER THE SAME REQUIRE PARTICIPATION IN COMPETITIONS OR NOT)  DURING THE SKATING YEAR, SO LONG AS THE QUALIFICATIONS ARE ATTAINABLE BETWEEN THE TIME OF THE ISSUANCE AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW SCHOLARSHIP AND THE GUIDELINES AND QUALIFICATIONS ATTENDANT THERETO. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 1 OF EACH YEAR.

 

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