Scholarship Reopening

The FC DELCO Need-Based Scholarship Program will accept applications for the 2020-2021 season from May 1 – June 1, 2020. 

Please start the application early to allow for sufficient time to complete all steps before the June 1 due date.

Apply for a Scholarship

How to Apply for an FC DELCO Scholarship - Summary

There are (4) Required Steps to complete your application.  All (4) Steps must be completed in their entirety by June 1 (unless otherwise noted) for your application to be eligible for consideration.  An optional 5th step has been added if you wish to provide additional information on the impact of Covid-19 on your financial position.  The Application Steps are:

1. Create Online Account with School & Student Services (SSS)

2. Complete Your Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) Online

3. Pay For and Submit Your PFS

4. Upload All Requested Supporting Documentation

5. Optional – Upload Supplemental Form and Supporting Documentation regarding impact of Covid-19

Detailed instructions for each step, as well as contact information for SSS, are provided below.


Instructions on (4) Steps Required To Complete A Scholarship Application

 

1. Create Account - Create an online account with School and Student Services. Click here for SSS Family Portal page. You will create a user name and password which will allow you to complete your application over more than one session. This will give you time to gather the required information. SSS recommends using Google Chrome when working in the SSS Family Portal page.

 

2. Complete PFS Online - Complete your “Parents’ Financial Statement” (PFS) online for the season you are applying for aid (2020-2021).  The application is available in English and Spanish. 

 

a. Select FC DELCO as your designated school of choice. Our school code is: 200079.

 

b. Only one PFS is needed per family regardless of the number of children applying.

 

c. 2019 Tax Return - It is required that you use data from your 2019 tax return in order to complete the PFS. If you have not yet filed your 2019 tax return, use your best estimate to answer each question. If an answer doesn’t apply to you, fill in a zero. Don’t leave it blank.

 

d. Tell your story - Offer explanations when requested, so your story or situation is clear and understandable to those reviewing your application.

 

e. Need more instructions? Click below to download SSS’s Parents’ Financial Statement Instructional Workbook

English version (PFS Instructional Workbook)

Spanish version (PFS Instructional Workbook)

 

f. Parents with Separate Households - In cases with noncustodial parents or parents with joint custody in separate households, each parent must complete the entire process with SSS.

 

g. For families who wish to share their financial information as part of a financial aid application with another institution (for example a college or private school), you can select "other schools" at no additional charge.

 

3. Pay For and Submit Your PFS - A $51 fee is required to submit your Parent Financial Statement to SSS. The $51 application fee is payable to SSS and is not a payment toward your FC DELCO player fees for the upcoming season.  If you feel this fee is a hardship, please email the FC DELCO Scholarship Committee to explore alternative arrangements.

 

4. Upload Supporting Documentation(hint: this is the step many applicants do not complete and their application is then not eligible for consideration) Once you have paid for your PFS, the system activates the “My Documents” tab, where you can view the list of required supporting documents and upload them electronically. All documents must be uploaded by the June 1 application closing date (*see note below on 2019 tax returns).  All materials submitted to SSS are secure.

a. Financial documents required include:

  • 2019 W-2s and/or 1099s
  • 2019 completed signed tax returns that show your player as your dependent*
  • 2019 corporate tax returns for business owners (if applicable)

*Please note that completed 2019 tax returns will be required to receive financial assistance. If you do not complete your 2019 tax returns by June 1, please upload them to your account upon completion. Your application may be considered without your 2019 tax return, however, an award will not be issued until the returns have been uploaded and reviewed.  Failure to provide your 2019 tax returns on a timely basis may impact eligibility.

 

b. FC DELCO Accompanying Form - Click here to download our accompanying form. Complete the information and scan and upload this form with your financial documents to the SSS Website.

c. Mailing required documents - If you are unable to upload your documents and must submit the required documents by mail, you must print your Cover Sheet from the “My Documents” tab and include it with your documents to the address provided on the sheet. Send documents at least 10 days before their deadlines to allow for processing. SSS recommends tracking any package containing documents you mail to us.

5. OPTIONAL – Provide Supplemental Information on Impact of Current Economic Conditions – If you would like to provide additional information on the financial impact that Covid-19 has had on your family’s current financial position, SSS has the implemented the following procedure:

Email the FC DELCO Scholarship Committee to request to receive the supplemental May 2020 “FC DELCO Scholarship Application Addendum - Economic Update” form.  Upon receipt of this email, the following 2 steps will occur:

 

i. You will be emailed the Application Addendum form (please allow 24 hours to receive the form).  The form will be a place to provide specific details on the financial impact of Covid-19. Note you will be required to provide supporting documentation such as an Unemployment Verification Letter to support the information you provide.

 

ii. **SSS will modify your online application to add the Addendum Form and supporting documents as required documents to be uploaded within the Documents section of your application (with financial items uploaded in Step 4 above).  By formally including this supplemental information as part of your online application, SSS will best be able to review this information in connection with evaluating your eligibility for financial assistance.


Need Help?

 

If you have questions as you complete your PFS or submit documents in the SSS Family Portal, SSS provides multiple tools for support:

 

By Phone: The SSS Family Support Center -- (800) 344-8328.  The SSS Support Center is currently open 9am–7pm ET weekdays and closed Saturday and Sunday. Assistance is available in English as well as Spanish. 

 

By Email

 

Online Tools: PFS Instructional Workbook – click here to download detailed instructions for completing the Parent Financial Statement

English version (PFS Instructional Workbook)

Spanish version (PFS Instructional Workbook)

  • Videos/Webinars – click here to view helpful webinars on completing your application
  • SSS Family Resource Center – click here

 

Due Dates and Terms

 

The deadline to complete the application is Monday, June 1, 2020 to allow sufficient processing time. Any FC DELCO scholarship application received past the deadline, applications that are incomplete or applications that do not include all of the required supporting documentation will be ineligible for consideration. Players must be registered with FC DELCO for the 2020-2021 season to be considered for financial aid awards.

 

Families will be notified by email of the financial aid decisions in early July 2020 via the email address provided on the FC DELCO Accompanying form submitted with your application.

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About Our Scholarship Process.

The Scholarship Fund is utilized for financial aid awards and is funded by the generous donations, fundraising events including the annual Black and Gold Dinner and Golf Outing. Scholarship awards are available from FC DELCO to support player program fees (excluding travel expenses) based upon financial need.

Our financial assistance application process utilizes the services of School and Student Services (SSS) to collect basic financial information that gives us a snapshot of your family's financial situation. SSS does a comprehensive, standardized analysis of the information received and, upon completion, submits a report to FC DELCO Scholarship Committee, which provides an estimated amount that your family can contribute toward your FC DELCO player fees for the upcoming season. FC DELCO will use this information to help determine scholarship awards for our players. Awards vary from year to year based upon the number of applicants and Club resources. All applications and financial information are kept confidential. FC DELCO does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, sex, or ethnic origin.

 

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