Scholarships

Every year CRYSC is committed to making soccer accessible for families across the Front Range. Below you will see the new process for applying for Financial Aid from the club directly as well as external scholarship opportunities. Once the deadline has passed for your particular age group/program, there will be no way to apply for Financial Aid, because this is an automatic system. All of CRYSC scholarships are need-based. There will be no Financial Aid provided for Summer Camps; discounts for these programs will be provided at the Camp Directors discretion.

All Financial Aid communication should go to [email protected]. 

Anyone who joins the club mid-season and is interested in Financial Aid will need to reach out directly to the email above. We can’t guarantee that players who join mid-season will receive Financial Aid due to budget limitations.

Process

  • Step One: If you have not done so already, all interested applicants must first complete the Competitive Intent to Play Registration through PlayMetrics. Click here to go to the Register Page and select your region.
  • Step Two: Once the Competitive Intent to Play registration has been completed, individuals are then able to apply for the scholarship. Families will not receive any information about their scholarship amount until after the scholarship closes.
  • Step Three: In your Player Metrics account, click ‘Club Programs’ and select the ‘Financial Aid’ tab at the top. Click the blue ‘Request Financial Aid’ button, fill out the questions for your player and submit the form. The club will be notified once it has been submitted.
  • Step Four: The club will notify you via PlayMetrics if your player has received financial aid for the season and apply the scholarship in PlayMetrics for you to register with the active scholarship.

*If the Payment Plan Information form is never received, the player will NOT be placed on a roster.*

Application Dates

Fall Competitive Dates 

  • May 1 Applications Opens
  • June 26 – Application Closes
  • Week of July 3 – Application update via email from CRYSC

Spring Competitive Dates 

  • November 1 Applications Opens
  • February 28 – Application Closes
  • Week of March 13 – Application update via email from CRYSC

Proceso

  1. Todos aquellos interesados deben ​​primero llenar un ‘Competitive Intent to Play’ a través de PlayMetrics (el sistema para registrar). Haga clic aquí para ir a la página de registro y seleccione su región.
  2. Hasta despues de completar la registración para ‘Competitive Intent to Play’ podrá aplicar para la beca. No nos comunicaremos con ninguna familia sobre su beca hasta después de que se cierre la beca.
  3. En su cuenta de Player Metrics, haga clic en “Club Programs” y seleccione la pestaña “Financial Aid” en la parte superior. Haga clic en el botón azul “Request Finanacial Aid”, complete las preguntas para su jugador y envíe el formulario. El club será notificado una vez que se haya presentado.
  4. El club te avisará a través de PlayMetrics si tu jugador ha recibido ayuda económica para la temporada y solicitará la beca en PlayMetrics para que te registres con la beca activa.

Fechas Importantes

Fechas Limites (Fall)

  • May 1 Las aplicaciones abren
  • Junio 26 – Las aplicaciones cierran
  • Semana de July 3 – Aplicantes recibirán noticias de su beca

Fechas Limites (Spring)

  • Noviembre 1 – Las aplicaciones abren
  • Febrero 28 – Las aplicaciones cierran
  • Semana de Marzo 13 – Aplicantes recibirán noticias de su beca

Process

  • Step One: If you have not done so already, all interested applicants must first add their players in PlayMetrics. Click here to go to the Register Page and select your region.
  • Step Two: Once your recreational player has been added to your account, individuals are then able to apply for the scholarship. Families will not receive any information about their scholarship amount until after the scholarship closes. 
  • Step Three: In your Player Metrics account, click ‘Club Programs’ and select the ‘Financial Aid’ tab at the top. Click the blue ‘Request Financial Aid’ button, fill out the questions for your player and submit the form. The club will be notified once it has been submitted.
  • Step Four: The club will notify you via PlayMetrics if your player has received financial aid for the season and apply the scholarship in PlayMetrics for you to register with the active scholarship.

Application Dates

6U-18U Recreational Fall Scholarship Dates

  • May 1 Applications Opens
  • July 21 – Application Closes
  • Week of July 31 – Application update via email from CRYSC

6U-18U Recreational Spring Scholarship Dates 

  • November 1 Applications Opens
  • February 28 – Application Closes
  • Week of March 13 – Application update via email from CRYSC

Proceso

  1. Todos aquellos interesados deben ​​primero crear una cuenta a través de PlayMetrics (el sistema para registrar). Haga clic aquí para ir a la página de registro y seleccione su región.
  2. Hasta despues de crear, necesita agregar su jugador en su cuenta. Podrá aplicar para la beca cuando los jugadores estan en su cuenta. No nos comunicaremos con ninguna familia sobre su beca hasta después de que se cierre la beca.
  3. En su cuenta de Player Metrics, haga clic en “Club Programs” y seleccione la pestaña “Financial Aid” en la parte superior. Haga clic en el botón azul “Request Finanacial Aid”, complete las preguntas para su jugador y envíe el formulario. El club será notificado una vez que se haya presentado.
  4. El club te avisará a través de PlayMetrics si tu jugador ha recibido ayuda económica para la temporada y solicitará la beca en PlayMetrics para que te registres con la beca activa.

Fechas Importantes

6U-18U Fechas para Becas Recreativas

  • Mayo 1 – Las aplicaciones abren
  • Julio 21 – Las aplicaciones cierran
  • Semana de July 31 – Aplicantes recibirán noticias de su beca

6U-18U Fechas para Becas Recreativas (Spring)

  • Noviembre 1 – Las aplicaciones abren
  • Febrero 28 – Las aplicaciones cierran
  • Semana de Marzo 13 – Aplicantes recibirán noticias de su beca
COMPETITIVE & ELITE APPLICATION PROCESS

Process

  • Step One: If you have not done so already, all interested applicants must first complete the Competitive Intent to Play Registration through PlayMetrics. Click here to go to the Register Page and select your region.
  • Step Two: Once the Competitive Intent to Play registration has been completed, individuals are then able to apply for the scholarship. Families will not receive any information about their scholarship amount until after the scholarship closes.
  • Step Three: In your Player Metrics account, click ‘Club Programs’ and select the ‘Financial Aid’ tab at the top. Click the blue ‘Request Financial Aid’ button, fill out the questions for your player and submit the form. The club will be notified once it has been submitted.
  • Step Four: The club will notify you via PlayMetrics if your player has received financial aid for the season and apply the scholarship in PlayMetrics for you to register with the active scholarship.

*If the Payment Plan Information form is never received, the player will NOT be placed on a roster.*

Application Dates

Fall Competitive Dates 

  • May 1 Applications Opens
  • June 26 – Application Closes
  • Week of July 3 – Application update via email from CRYSC

Spring Competitive Dates 

  • November 1 Applications Opens
  • February 28 – Application Closes
  • Week of March 13 – Application update via email from CRYSC
PROCESO COMPETITIVO

Proceso

  1. Todos aquellos interesados deben ​​primero llenar un ‘Competitive Intent to Play’ a través de PlayMetrics (el sistema para registrar). Haga clic aquí para ir a la página de registro y seleccione su región.
  2. Hasta despues de completar la registración para ‘Competitive Intent to Play’ podrá aplicar para la beca. No nos comunicaremos con ninguna familia sobre su beca hasta después de que se cierre la beca.
  3. En su cuenta de Player Metrics, haga clic en “Club Programs” y seleccione la pestaña “Financial Aid” en la parte superior. Haga clic en el botón azul “Request Finanacial Aid”, complete las preguntas para su jugador y envíe el formulario. El club será notificado una vez que se haya presentado.
  4. El club te avisará a través de PlayMetrics si tu jugador ha recibido ayuda económica para la temporada y solicitará la beca en PlayMetrics para que te registres con la beca activa.

Fechas Importantes

Fechas Limites (Fall)

  • May 1 Las aplicaciones abren
  • Junio 26 – Las aplicaciones cierran
  • Semana de July 3 – Aplicantes recibirán noticias de su beca

Fechas Limites (Spring)

  • Noviembre 1 – Las aplicaciones abren
  • Febrero 28 – Las aplicaciones cierran
  • Semana de Marzo 13 – Aplicantes recibirán noticias de su beca
RECREATIONAL APPLICATION PROCESS

Process

  • Step One: If you have not done so already, all interested applicants must first add their players in PlayMetrics. Click here to go to the Register Page and select your region.
  • Step Two: Once your recreational player has been added to your account, individuals are then able to apply for the scholarship. Families will not receive any information about their scholarship amount until after the scholarship closes. 
  • Step Three: In your Player Metrics account, click ‘Club Programs’ and select the ‘Financial Aid’ tab at the top. Click the blue ‘Request Financial Aid’ button, fill out the questions for your player and submit the form. The club will be notified once it has been submitted.
  • Step Four: The club will notify you via PlayMetrics if your player has received financial aid for the season and apply the scholarship in PlayMetrics for you to register with the active scholarship.

Application Dates

6U-18U Recreational Fall Scholarship Dates

  • May 1 Applications Opens
  • July 21 – Application Closes
  • Week of July 31 – Application update via email from CRYSC

6U-18U Recreational Spring Scholarship Dates 

  • November 1 Applications Opens
  • February 28 – Application Closes
  • Week of March 13 – Application update via email from CRYSC
PROCESO RECREATIVO

Proceso

  1. Todos aquellos interesados deben ​​primero crear una cuenta a través de PlayMetrics (el sistema para registrar). Haga clic aquí para ir a la página de registro y seleccione su región.
  2. Hasta despues de crear, necesita agregar su jugador en su cuenta. Podrá aplicar para la beca cuando los jugadores estan en su cuenta. No nos comunicaremos con ninguna familia sobre su beca hasta después de que se cierre la beca.
  3. En su cuenta de Player Metrics, haga clic en “Club Programs” y seleccione la pestaña “Financial Aid” en la parte superior. Haga clic en el botón azul “Request Finanacial Aid”, complete las preguntas para su jugador y envíe el formulario. El club será notificado una vez que se haya presentado.
  4. El club te avisará a través de PlayMetrics si tu jugador ha recibido ayuda económica para la temporada y solicitará la beca en PlayMetrics para que te registres con la beca activa.

Fechas Importantes

6U-18U Fechas para Becas Recreativas

  • Mayo 1 – Las aplicaciones abren
  • Julio 21 – Las aplicaciones cierran
  • Semana de July 31 – Aplicantes recibirán noticias de su beca

6U-18U Fechas para Becas Recreativas (Spring)

  • Noviembre 1 – Las aplicaciones abren
  • Febrero 28 – Las aplicaciones cierran
  • Semana de Marzo 13 – Aplicantes recibirán noticias de su beca

Types of Internal Scholarships

Club Scholarships

If you are interested in Financial Aid, the first step is to apply for a Club Scholarship. All players must first apply for a Club Scholarship, including all Recreational and Competitive players of all ages. This is the default scholarship offered to all qualifying families based on family income levels.

Zarlengo and Dr. Bob Contiguglia Scholarships

These two scholarships will be by invitation only. The invitations will come from the Financial Aid Department. Players must apply for Financial Aid through the process described in the Recreational and Competitive menus.

Zarlengo scholarships are for Latino players only, boys and girls.

Dr. Bob Contiguglia Scholarship is for four elite-level players, two boys and two girls each year.

If you have recommendations for potential applicants, please send an email to [email protected] with the player’s name, your contact information, and a brief explanation of why you think they qualify. Regardless of their qualifications, all potential candidates must apply for Financial Aid through the general process by the deadline in order to receive an invitation to apply for Zarlengo or Dr. Bob Contiguglia scholarships.

Types of External Scholarships

Chance Sports

Chance Sports is a scholarship organization that provides assistance to Colorado youth from families with financial need, to access elite sports programs and to learn leadership and team-building skills that will benefit them on and off the athletic field. Chance Sports is proud to partner with Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Clubs in support of their athletes.

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Allan James Memorial Scholarship

In 2018, the Allan James Memorial Scholarship was announced, in which two scholarships are given to a female and male soccer player in memory of Allan James, with the inaugural recipients receiving the scholarship at the CSA Awards Banquet in January 2019.

As a result of the success of the golf tournament, other fundraising and generous donations, beginning in 2023, 2 female and 2 male soccer players will receive scholarships.

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Nick J LoRusso Memorial Scholarship

The Nick J. LoRusso “I Know a Guy” Memorial Scholarship Fund is a Colorado based, family run, nonprofit corporation which provides funding to Colorado soccer players of all ages and development.  The fund was created in 2013 following the passing of Nick J. LoRusso, who was an avid supporter of Colorado soccer.

The application process: ANY individual can apply on behalf of ANY player in need.
Scholarship deadlines are February 15th and August 15th of each year. Award will be funded 30 days thereafter.

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Sports Matter

As youth sports start back up, many kids may not return to play because of costs. The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation is proud to announce a $5,000,000 Sports Matter grant to Every Kid Sports, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, to provide income-restricted families financial assistance to cover registration fees and help ensure every kid has a chance to play. This scholarship is for recreational players only.

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Additional Scholarship Information

How Much Can Players Receive

We take a number of factors into consideration such as total annual income and number of dependents. All information included in the scholarship application will help us make an informed decision on how much to distribute to each applicant.

Scholarship Allocation

Annual IncomeMax Potential % of Scholarship
10k-29k50%
30k-39K45%
40k-49k40%
50k-59k30%
60k-69k20%
70k-80K10%

Volunteers

The Financial Aid Department will keep the list of scholarship recipients and their contact information if Rapids Staff needs volunteers throughout the year. Staff will send a written description of volunteer needs, including dates and times, to f[email protected] and we will reach out to families directly to help coordinate volunteer recruitment.