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Scholarship Program

Information regarding the Somerville Little League player scholarship program

Introduction

Somerville Little League firmly believes that each child who wishes to play baseball or softball should be entitled to do so regardless of skill, gender, or financial circumstances. Our league will not deny any child a chance to play baseball or softball due to a financial hardship.


 

Somerville Scholarship Program

To aid parents who may need assistance with registration fees, Somerville Little League has a comprehensive scholarship program that covers the following areas:
  • Full scholarships that cover all registration fees
  • Partial scholarships that cover a portion of the registration fees
  • Assistance with uniforms and equipment needs that are required to be a part of the team and participate in baseball and/or softball play.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Those seeking a scholarship must explain the nature of the hardship and/or provide documentation supporting the request.

Specifically, to be eligible for a scholarship, the following information must be provided to Somerville Little League
  • A detailed explanation of the financial hardship with supporting documentation such as an approved Free or Reduced Lunch Application approved by your child's school.  For more information see the Somerville School Food Services web site.
  • Somerville Little League registration form containing all of the player's information (medical, address, etc)
  • Proof of residency - indicating that the player(s) reside(s) within Somerville MA.
  • Proof of age - indicating that the player(s) meet(s) Little League requirements in order to play in the Somerville little league

What Every Parent and/or Guardian Should Know About the Scholarship Process

Before submitting the scholarship request form to Somerville Little League , parents and/or guardians should understand the following:
  • The scholarship eligibility requirements
  • The scholarship review period turnaround time (up to 7 days)
  • Forms need to be completely filled out (detailed instructions are included with the form)
  • Contact the Somerville Little league President with questions

How to Apply for a Scholarship

The scholarship request process is very straightforward. To ensure proper due diligence, every scholarship request is examined and assessed on its own merit.
  1. Once the scholarship form has been submitted, the Somerville Little League Scholarship Committee will review the request
  2. The Scholarship Review Period can take up to 7 days  to complete
    • Within 5 Days: The Scholarship Committee will respond indicating the scholarship has been received, ask questions, and/or ask for additional documentation
    • Within 7 Days: The Scholarship Committee will respond via e-mail with a decision on the scholarship request

Terms and Conditions

If the scholarship request is approved, the following terms and conditions will apply:
  1. The scholarship covers the registration fees only for one season in all or in part.
  2. Parent or legal guardian agrees to "re-pay" the League through volunteering for Fund raising, League functions and activities (for ex, helping with Opening Day, working the snack bar, helping with teams, etc) if so requested.
  3. The player must meet all residence and proof age requirements (all required documents must be verified either on certification day or prior to the skills evaluations - refer to the League Calendar for dates)
  4. A registration form must be completed for the player - providing essential details including address, contact information and medical authorization

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I send the application ?

Please email you application to

What if I do not have email ?

You can fill out the application and mail to somerville little league P.O box (see above)

How much should I apply for ?

Please enter "how much can I afford" on the form.  The scholarship comittee will take all information into consideration when making its decision.