2020 is finally coming to an end, and although most of us probably feel a bit of relief in saying so, Caris Sports Foundation still has work to do! We accept applications for financial aid year-round, but our financial aid awards are distributed on a quarterly basis. Any full-time student, K – 12, may apply via the Recreational Application or a Competitive Application, depending on the needs of the student-athlete. All applications must be accompanied by an essay and a reference letter.
A reference letter, sometimes known as a letter of reference, recommendation letter, or a letter of recommendation, should vouch for the applicant and explain why a financial aid award is deserving of the student-athlete. This letter should be written by a teacher, a coach, or a student counsellor, not unlike a reference letter for a college application or a job. It should convey the applicant’s desire to play the support in which the financial aid will be applied.
The essay portion of the application process is like a college essay. We want to hear from our applicants! We want to know why they’re deserving of a financial aid award. This is a letter of recommendation from the student-athlete. What motivates them? What’s their story? We can’t wait to hear it! Find some terrific tips from ESL Buzz on Essay Writing here.