The Andre Hutson Young Movers Scholarship is designed to create a funding mechanism to actively support our local youth in pursuing their athletic endeavors. The scholarship will help ensure trained sports volunteers and staff training, access to equipment and facilities, and help eliminate the financial disparity among young athletes who wish to participate in sports.
There are countless statistics linking a youths involvement in sports to both their emotional and physical health, and yet too many children don't have the resources to participate. The Conquest Fitness Foundation aims to provide annual and ongoing grants for youth to participate in sports programs throughout Mid-Michigan, to ensure that no child is left on the sidelines. The positive benefits of youth sports participation are overwhelming, yet for many Americans, including the nearly 13 million children living in poverty, access to youth sports is incredibly challenging.
In response, the Conquest Fitness Foundation continues to raise funds and awareness for our Andre Hutson Young Movers Scholarship. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
The Andre Hutson Young Movers Scholarship focuses on funding four areas that support youth sports in Mid-Michigan: 1. Individual participation in recreation and sports 2. Educational opportunities in youth sports 3. Youth Sports Equipment for individual and team use 4. Sponsorship for team or youth sport organizations.
All of these areas support access to, and expansion of, youth sports in Mid-Michigan, and will be funded up to $750 per selected individual request. Teams will have the opportunity to apply for a sponsorship of up to $2,500 to assist with fees associated with league or travel play.
GUIDELINES The Andre Hutson Young Movers Scholarship is open to youth in the Mid-Michigan area ages 5-18. To apply for the scholarship, you will need to fill out the application in its entirety.
APPLICATION PROCESS 1. Fill out the following application and return to Program Director, Kalea Sanford at email@example.com 2. Provide proof of the activity or educational opportunity with some form of documentation. 3. Requests can be made up to two times a year for different activities or educational opportunities. 4. Awardees will be contacted via phone and email. 5. All decisions are final. 6. Late or incomplete applications will be denied. 7. Application Deadlines will be February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, and November 1st for each given awarding period. 8. All Payments will be made directly to the organization on awardees behalf. An invoice and Tax ID number will be required for payment. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ HOW TO APPLY
Click on the following link to fill out and submit the application online Online Application
Click on the following link for a printable version. Please scan and email back to firstname.lastname@example.org Print Application
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What Individual Sports and Recreation Activities are allowed? The Andre Hutson Young Movers Scholarship covers a wide range of sports and recreation activities. Archery, Boxing, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cricket, Cross-Country, Curling, Cycling, Dance Team, Distance Running, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Fishing, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, Martial Arts/ Kung Fu, Mixed Martial Arts, Mountain Biking, Mountain Climbing, Netball, Pickleball, Polo, Racquet Sports, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Skating, Skiing / Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, T-Ball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weight Lifting, Wrestling. (If you do not see your activity listed please email our Program Director, Kalea Sanford, email@example.com to inquire further.)
What educational opportunities are allowed? Educational opportunities must be used for youth programming. The Andre Hutson Young Movers Scholarship will assist those in financial need for coaching clinics, CPR/first aid, lifeguard certification, volunteer training, referee training
What gear/equipment is allowed? Any gear or equipment needed to participate in a sport the individual will be playing in. This can be protective gear, skates, uniform, glove, tennis racket, ETC.
What team equipment/league dues are allowed? Sponsorships for team equipment would include purchase of training equipment, game balls, coaching supplies or any other things that would help further the development of a particular team or group. Sponsorships for league/tournament fees will be awarded to groups for participation in competition outside of the normal competition covered by player fees.
What is the Long-Term Impact The Andre Hutson Young Movers scholarship is creating a funding mechanism to actively support our local youth in pursuing their athletic endeavors. It will encourage youth sports participation at a time when the U.S. is experiencing a decline in youth sports engagement. The scholarship will help ensure trained sports volunteers and staff, access to equipment and facilities, and help eliminate the financial disparity among young athletes who wish to participate in sports.