Scholarships & Grants

NWFC offers scholarships for tuition assistance.  NWFC offers these scholarships in the interest of promoting its nonprofit purposes and objectives, which include, but are not limited to, affordable programs of supervised and qualified instruction with trained coaches in the sport of fencing.  The NWFC
Scholarship Fund is available to all members regardless of age, race, or gender.

To request a scholarship, members must meet the following requirements:

Be a current member of NWFC for at least six months;
Be currently enrolled in classes and attending those classes regularly as well and be committed to NWFC’s programs; and 3. Member’s account must be in good standing.

Members must also be prepared to demonstrate:

Financial need; and
Participation and volunteering in the activities of NWFC.

A scholarship request form can be downloaded here.

All requests should be directed to the attention of the Scholarship Committee, preferably in a sealed envelope.  You may mail or deliver the completed form to the front desk.  All questions on the form should be completed and be legible.  A determination will be made by the committee within 30 days after receipt of the request.  Submission of a request form is in no way a guarantee that a scholarship will be granted.  Requests will be held in the strictest confidence.

The fund may cover no more than one-half of the class fees per season and/or an amount to be determined for one camp per calendar year. Please note that the amounts will vary depending on the number of requests received and the availability of funds.  Scholarships are considered on a first-come, firstserved basis.  Scholarships are not carried forward from one season to the next.  Members must reapply every season, if further assistance is needed.

The committee prepares regular reports of its activities to the president and the board of directors.  A report is also given at every annual meeting.  Look or additional periodic news from the committee on NWFC’s homepage or in its newsletters.
1The review by the Scholarship Committee will consist of verifying that the requirements have been met, a financial need exists, the member or his/her family has dedicated to volunteering at NWFC, and consultation with the staff and/or coaches about the general character and dedication of the applicant.
2Members with accounts in arrears (3 months or more) must make arrangements to repay the arrears before applying for a scholarship and must be current with their payments under any repayment plan to receive any funds.
3Generally classes and camps, but may include membership dues.
4Funding for camps is limited to tuition only.

GRANTS

 

Competition grants (includes entry fees and travel to national and international competitions) for cadets, juniors, and senior fencers vying for international teams; and

Other (e.g. wheelchair frame, scoring machines and reel systems, camps, fencing programs for underserved communities or disadvantaged youth, and any other special projects).

To apply for a grant, members must meet the following requirements:

Be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident alien;

Be a current and active member of NWFC for least one year;

Member’s account must be in good standing;
Member must have volunteered at NWFC within the past year.

Applicants must also be prepared to provide the following documentation:

If employed, a copy of pay stub(s) covering the most recent 30 days.

Copy of W-2 forms for the prior year.

Copy of latest personal federal tax return.

If a minor, a copy of the parents’ or guardians’ latest personal federal tax returns.  Social security numbers should be removed or otherwise redacted.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, a copy of your current passport or INS paperwork indicating current status.

Resume, including your results from the previous year, fencing accomplishments and goals, and current national standing.

Letter of recommendation from your fencing coach.

Training and competition schedules for the grant year.

A grant application can be obtained at the front desk or downloaded here.

All applications should be directed to the attention of the Grant Committee, preferably in a sealed envelope.  You may mail or deliver the completed application to the front desk.  The application must be completed in full and must be legible.  The application authorizes NWFC to verify the information contained therein and to verify the fencing credentials and references.  A determination is generally made by the committee within 30 days after receipt of the application. Submission of an application is in no way a guarantee that a grant will be awarded.  Applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Grants are not carried forward from one season to the next.  Members must reapply every season, if further assistance is needed.

1By providing grants for tuition assistance, training expenses, equipment, and competitions.

2By sponsoring weekly training sessions, camps, and tournaments; raising funds for the construction and provisioning of the current NWFC facility, and awarding subsequent grants for improvements to the facility. 3 By providing grants or funds to St. Andrew Nativity School, St. Mary’s Home for Boys, and the Oregon Division, et al.

3Members with accounts in arrears (3 months or more) must make arrangements to repay the arrears before applying for a grant and must be current with their payments under any repayment plan to receive any funds.

 

Scalable/Reduced Pricing

To qualify for designated programs/camps, students must qualify for Federal Free/Reduced Lunch programs or a household income for a family of 4 no greater than $44,685.

 

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