WSA 2018 SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION MS WORD FORMAT
Two $500 awards. One boy and one girl recognized at the Annual WSA Recognition Night.
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WSA Senior Scholarship Application Awarded Annually to WSA Senior Boy & Girl -- Deadline June 1st
COMPLETE GUIDE FOR THE COLLEGE SEARCH FOR WSA PLAYERS
I. Contact schools with a letter of interest including the following:
Cover Letter - Reminder that today most coaches use email and text. See examples of how to construct your initial "email letter" to the college coach.
Your player resume - We strongly recommend using the College Fit Finder Player Profile. However, see examples of templates provided below -- download and edit w/ your information):1. Player Profile Template (download blank resume sample to fill in)
A letter of recommendation or phone call from your club coach, DOC, or high school coach.
ACT/SAT TEST SCORES (www.4Tests.com - Your Free Online Practice Exam Site!)
& OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT
II. Follow up letters with an email or phone correspondence within 5-7 days to make sure the school has received your letter and profile.
III. Provide/Email Your College Showcase Schedule your schools’ coaches so they can watch you play (See Emailing Coaches above).
IV. Make sure ODP, club, or HS coach contacts your school’s coach.
V. Keep a file folder of all the schools you’ve contacted, their responses, the dates contacts were made, etc….
VI. Research the school’s you are interested in – Be Ambitious – Be Realistic!! Be Proactive!!
VI. Set up College Visits at the schools you are most interested in. Junior year visits are "unofficial" and unlimited. Senior year 5 "official visits" allowed.
VII. Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -- Submit after Jan 1st of your senior year to apply for Federal Student Aid.
Click Here to Forecast or Estimate Your FAFSA Award
APPLY FOR FEDERAL AID HERE (note you will need this year’s tax returns)
VII. National Letter of Intent: Early Signing First Wednesday in February Annually - Latest Signing – August 1st
Signing a national letter of intent means you embark on an agreement with all NLI schools that you are no longer eligible for recruiting from other NLI schools. It is also accompanied by the school’s financial commitment to you, which is guaranteed for one year (and you get a pic).
National Letter of Intent is operated through the SEC (Southeast Conference). You can direct NLI questions to the SEC Office (205) 458 3013 or www.national-letter.org.
There are penalties for signing and then choosing another institution.
VI. Eligibility NCAA: These standards are set by the NCAA and checked by the NCAA Clearinghouse. GPA, SAT and/or ACT requirements are also a part of eligibility. You can go to www.ncaa.org to download the requirements.
If you do not meet the requirements a waiver may be filed by an NCAA institution on your behalf and the NCAA academic committee will consider “objectively” your complete academic background. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR NCAA: NCAA Requirements
VII. NCAA Clearinghouse: YOU MUST BE CLEARED BY THE CLEARINGHOUSE! You can either pick up a Clearinghouse form at your counseling office, or you can register online at ELIGIBILITY CENTER
BEGIN THE CLEARINGHOUSE PROCESS ASAP DURING YOUR SENIOR YEAR!
VIII. Eligibility NAIA: A prospective applicant must have at least two of the following:
Minimum 2.0 GPA in 13 core courses
SAT of 860/ ACT 18
Be in the top 50% of graduating class
IX. NAIA Clearinghouse - NAIA Eligiblity Center
IX. Eligibility NCAA D-III: Determined by the institution. Typically D-III schools have higher standards. NO ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS! BUT… ask me about the magical money coaches find…..
X. College Fit Finder: Visit Site