Success Beyond the Classroom
The Success Beyond the Classroom (SBC) Foundation was created to raise and award scholarship monies to South-Western City School District (SWCSD) students to help offset the cost of participation fees (P2P) for athletics and marching band. Participation fees for middle school ($75) and high school ($150) athletics and marching band ($100) were instituted during the 2009-2010 school year. The fees are applied to each student, per activity, with a cap of $500 per family.
SBC's goal is to help SWCSD students in need of assistance with their participation fees by awarding as many scholarships as possible each season of each school year. SBC scholarships are awarded in varying amounts, which cover up to a maximum of 75% of the corresponding participation fee. Students can apply for a SBC scholarship by completing an application and returning it to their school's athletic director or mailing it directly to SBC before the established due dates indicated on the application.
2018-2019 Application and Pay-to-Participate (P2P) Deadlines:
SBC Applications June 15, 2018
P2P Fees June 29, 2018
SBC Applications July 27, 2018
P2P Fees August 10, 2018
SBC Applications November 2, 2018
P2P Fees November 16, 2018
SBC Applications March 8, 2019
P2P Fees March 22, 2019
All submitted applications are redacted (all identifiable information is removed), reviewed and scored by an independent committee. It is important that student applicants review their application carefully before signing and submitting for consideration. SBC Scholarships are awarded based solely on the information provided on the scholarship application. Missing or incomplete information will lessen an applicant's chances of receiving a scholarship. Lists of scholarship recipients are provided to each school approximately one week after the application deadline. All scholarship monies are paid directly to SWCSD and applied to the student's account, and therefore do count towards the $500 cap per family each year. Each student is responsible for paying the remaining portion of their participation fee to their school.
Please be aware that if a student becomes ineligible for an extra-curricular activity for any reason or decides not to participate after the season has started, SBC scholarship monies and any remaining fees paid to SWCSD will not be reimbursed. If SBC is notified that a student, who has been selected for a scholarship, does not make a team, their scholarship will be awarded to another applicant based on the SBC scholarship committee's initial scoring. Scholarships cannot simply be transferred to another student on the team or at the same school.
To date, SBC has awarded nearly $250,000 in athletic and music pay-to-participate scholarship to SWCSD students. For more information on the SBC Foundation, visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SBC4KIDS.