UVTC Scholarship Program and Guidelines
Through the funding of various grants, donations, endowment and fundraisers we are pleased to offer scholarships to area Douglas County youth for the sole purpose of tennis instruction and/or special tennis programming.
Umpqua Valley Tennis Center is a 501(c) 3 funded organization. Our mission is to provide quality, affordable tennis instruction to children, giving youngsters the opportunity to learn and play the lifetime sport of tennis.
By providing the individual player scholarships to children in financial need throughout Roseburg and Douglas County, UVTC ensures that kids have the opportunity to benefit from the sport of tennis.
Tennis teaches important life skills including responsibility, discipline and good sportsmanship. UVTC is committed to providing tennis as a means to instill these attributes to area youth regardless of economic, social or ethnic background.
Funding Guidelines & Criteria
Candidates ages 18 & under, who reside in Douglas County, Oregon.
Candidate who through financial means, has none or limited opportunity to participate in a tennis program.
Based on the financial need, a scholarship of 25%, 50% or 75% may be granted toward the requested junior program (class).
Amount granted will be based on member prices even if applicant is not a member.
Applicants must apply for each season their child is interested in attending: School Year (Sept - May) or Summer (June - Aug)
Applications must be completed by the Parent or Guardian of the candidate.
Applicants must provide proof of income: Most current tax return and if applicable, proof of Free/Reduced Lunch Program and/or Food Stamp Award Letter.
All scholarship applications will be considered confidential.
Umpqua Valley Tennis Center reserves the right not to consider incomplete applications.
Scholarships available as funding allows.
Frequently Asked Questions about Income Verification
1) WHO SHOULD I INCLUDE AS MEMBERS OF MY HOUSEHOLD?
You must include all people living in your household, related or not (such as grandparents, other relatives or friends) who share income and expenses.You must include yourself and all children living with you.If you live with other people who are economically independent (for example, people who you do not support, who do not share income with you or your children and who pay a pro-rated share of expenses), do NOT include them.
2) WHAT IF MY INCOME IS NOT ALWAYS THE SAME?
List the amount you . For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down the you made $1000 per month.If you normally get overtime include it but do not include if you only work overtime sometimes.If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.
3) MY SPOUSE IS DEPLOYED TO A COMBAT ZONE. IS HIS/HER COMBAT PAY COUNTED AS INCOME?
No, if the combat pay is received in addition to his/her basic pay because of his/her deployment and it want’ received before he/she was deployed, combat pay is not counted as income.
4) WHAT DOCUMENTS CAN I PROVIDE TO VERIFY MY INCOME?
Individual Income Tax Form 1040, W-2 forms, current pay stubs, written statements from employers, or documentation showing current status of public assistance.
Scholarship Recipient Responsibilities
Scholarship recipients are expected to maintain high standards of sportsmanship and character.Recipients are also expected to represent the sport of tennis by maintaining an outstanding reputation in both school and community.Failure to maintain this expected behavior level may be cause for a scholarship to be revoked.
Class attendance is important.Failure to attend an approved class without notification to the UVTC office may be cause for a scholarship to be revoked and jeopardize future scholarship opportunities.
Parent/Guardian contribution portion of the program fee must be paid prior to start of program.
Recipient may be asked to do community service, such as helping the tennis pro’s with the younger students or helping at a UVTC event.By doing so, UVTC hopes each recipient will take ownership of his/her scholarship award and give back in a meaningful way.
Update/follow-up letter updating UVTC on the progress of the recipient’s game and what the scholarship has meant to them.