The 2018 Hugo Bustamante Playership Fund application is now available!
In honor of the late coach Hugo Bustamante, this scholarship fund was created to help pay for AYSO soccer programs for kids who come from families in need. Money for this fund is raised through those who donate year-round and for the end-of-year #GivingTuesday campaign. If you think your Region has community members that would benefit from this fund, we want to hear from you!
To apply, click on the application link below and fill out the form by March 16, 2018. To qualify for scholarship funds, a Region must be in good standing with AYSO. Any Region with more than $12 per player in reserve in its National Accounting Program (NAP) bank accounts will be asked to include an explanation of why additional scholarship funding is needed.
Regions will be notified by March 31, 2018 if they have been awarded scholarship funds. Checks will be sent to them shortly thereafter and must be cashed within 90 days of receipt. Regions can only use this money for player scholarships.
After the registration process, Regions are expected to send the National Office the name of scholarship recipients and the amount that was given to them. If there is any money remaining, the National Office asks that the Regions donate the money back to the Hugo Bustamante Playership Fund.
For questions or concerns, please email the National Office here.
Application link: https://ayso.wufoo.com/forms/zd8v0w915huo8w/
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