The Black Hills Rapids TransAmerica Scholarship
The purpose of this Transamerica scholarship is to recruit and retain dedicated athletes to participate in the Black Hills Rapids competitive level soccer programs. The scholarship recognizes the benefits of participating in soccer which include but are not limited to:
- achieving a higher GPA and fewer missed school days when compared to students not involved in athletics,
- less likely to engage in unhealthy or risky behaviors,
- and life skills such as persistence, patience and practice.
- Researchers have shown that participation in sports is one of the few interventions that benefit disadvantaged students as much or more than their more advantaged peers.
The scholarship can be used to cover the registration fee, the uniform kit, associated tournament related expenses, and / or higher level camp participation fees and travel. (Higher level camps such as Colorado Rapids Development Academy or ODP Regional level type camps).
There will be an application process and an open application period. The scholarship recipients will be selected by the Black Hills Rapids Scholarship committee. Athletes will be notified by the committee and given a certificate to recognize the award along with information about the financial award.
This scholarship is available to our players through the commitment of Colorado Rapids team sponsor TransAmerica.