The Sharon Belton Scholarship is available to those families who receive a free or reduced lunch through their school district. The scholarship is named after Sharon Belton, MC United Club President from 2017-2021. Under Sharon’s leadership, the amount of players that played for MC United grew substantially. As a result of Sharon’s efforts, players for MC United now enjoy winter development sessions, winter training opportunities, summer soccer camps and the ability to participate in ODP sessions closer to home. Sharon’s focus was always to provide an excellent soccer program at an affordable price and to allow every child to play regardless of finances. Our scholarship was renamed the Sharon Belton Scholarship in 2022 as a result of Sharon’s tireless work.
The Sharon Belton Scholarship is available to those families who receive free school lunches and the Sharon Belton Scholarship includes the entire MCU registration fee. For those families who receive reduced lunches at the schools, the Sharon Belton Scholarship includes half the MCU registration fee. MCU uniforms, equipment and travel expenses are not included in the MCU scholarship program. Scholarships can apply for each child in a family.
All MC United players are expected to show a high level of sportsmanship and commitment to their team-mates and coaches with regular, on-time attendance at practices, games, and tournaments. All MC United families, including those receiving a scholarship, are required to volunteer 2 hours of time per player (up to 4 hours total) each season.
The availability of scholarships is reviewed annually based on the Club’s available resources and the numbers of players in need of assistance. Consideration of a player’s past level of commitment, including fulfillment of volunteer hours, is considered when granting each season’s scholarship award.
HOW TO OBTAIN A FINANCIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
A limited number of Sharon Belton Scholarships are available to those families who receive FREE or REDUCED lunch through their school district. A current copy of the free/reduced lunch letter from your child's school district is required to be uploaded during registration to apply. Please upload this letter each seasonal registration session. Applications for scholarships that do not have the required school lunch document will not be considered. It is your responsibility to be sure this information is provided by the registration deadline. Your child(ren) will not be placed on a team and will be unable to practice or play in games/tournaments if the applicable document(s) are not uploaded and verified.
Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis among those with completed documentation. We make every attempt to accommodate all players in need of financial assistance, but please register early, as the scholarship funds are limited.
If you have questions about obtaining the Sharon Belton Scholarship, please contact Melissa Kampmann, MCU President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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