Have questions about the NYC Coaching Education Scholarship Program? Check our Frequently Asked Questions below. If you don’t find an answer here, please contact the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department at coaches@ussoccer.org.


Am I eligible for a scholarship?

 

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria for the B, C, or D License coaching course

  • Live or coach in one of the eligible ZIP codes

As the B License course has its own application process, candidates for the B License must also apply and be accepted to the B License course.  The Fall 2019 application period for the B License course is September 19 – October 6.

Where can I find the eligibility requirements for the coaching courses?

What is the scholarship amount?

 

Scholarship amounts vary by license:

  • B License scholarship: $3,000 (full scholarship)

  • C License scholarship: $1,000

  • D License scholarship: $250

Participation in the B License course is fully funded.  Candidates for the C and D License course will be responsible for paying any remaining fees. If the scholarship award exceeds the cost of the course, candidates will participate in the course cost-free and the balance of scholarship funds will be released to U.S. Soccer to support coaching education programming.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

 

To apply, you must have an account in the U.S Soccer Learning Center (USSLC).  Users who live in an eligible ZIP code will receive a notification in the USSLC that will contain a link to the application page.  To ensure that the notification appears on your account, please make sure your address is up-to-date on your USSLC profile.

I live in the NYC metro area but do not see my ZIP code listed on the page of eligible ZIP codes.  What should I do?

 

If you believe you are eligible based on the ZIP code where you reside or coach but do not see it listed on the ZIP code page, please contact coaches@ussoccer.org.

My ZIP code is listed on the page of eligible ZIP codes but I do not see a notification in my USSLC account.  What should I do?

 

Please contact the U.S. Soccer Coaching Education Department at coaches@ussoccer.org.

When will I know the outcome of my scholarship application?

 

Applicants will be notified if they received a Fall 2019 scholarship in late October.

I was awarded a scholarship.  How do I access the funding?

 

Scholarship funds will be loaded into your USSLC account and will be applied to your B, C, or D License course when you complete your course registration.

How long do I have to use my scholarship funds?

 

Scholarship funds must be used within 12 months of receiving notification of your award.  After one year, unused scholarship funds will be released back to U.S. Soccer to support coaching education programming.

I already registered and paid for my C or D License course before I was awarded a scholarship.  What should I do?

 

Please contact coaches@ussoccer.org if you have already registered and paid for your next course prior to receiving notification of your scholarship. Scholarship funds cannot be applied to courses that are already underway or have already been completed.

Why is this program only in the NYC metro area?

 

This is currently a pilot program made possible by the generous support of the U.S. Soccer NYC Development Council and local supporters looking to make an impact on the beautiful game in their community.  After the NYC metro area pilot program, U.S. Soccer will review the results with the hope of bringing the program to other markets in the future.