Nomination Process and Eligibility

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Scholarship Program

U.S. Soccer is pleased to announce the ninth year of the Development Academy Scholarship Program supported by the U.S. Soccer Federation. The scholarships are designed to provide opportunities for full-time Academy players who require financial assistance to participate in the Development Academy Program. For more information about the fund, click here.

2017-18 Scholarship Program

The application process for the 2017-18 season is now closed. All player applications and Club nominations must be fully completed and submitted electronically; partial applications will not be considered. Scholarship recipients will be announced on Friday, September 29, 2017.

This program is designed to assist in travel-related expenses for full-time players registered to U-13 through U-18/19 teams within the Development Academy during the 2017-18 season. You will need the following information to complete the scholarship application as applicants need to verify their financial need:

  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns for you and your parent/guardian(s). If you have not yet filed a 2016 income tax return, you can still submit your application with 2015 tax information.
  • Information on what you or your family files for in terms of government aid: social security benefits, welfare benefits, etc.
  • Information about your and your parent/guardian(s) savings, assets and financial health.
  • An electronic file of the tax returns associated with your application.

All information submitted is confidential and used for the sole purpose of determining you or your parent/guardian(s)' ability to fund participation in the Development Academy. Failure to submit the required information may result in non-participation.

2016-17 Program Recap

More than 280 Academy athletes participated in the Academy Scholarship Program in 2016-17. In addition to fulfilling their regular club duties, scholarship recipients completed 15 comprehensive Activity Logs over the course of the 10-month Academy season to further the idea of rewarding through responsibility. Recipients received funding to assist with club costs, dues and travel to Academy games and events.