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Scholarships & Grants

RUGBY OHIO HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER GRANTS

Rugby Ohio firmly believes in making Rugby available to all who want to play. Reduced Dues Grants are available to those in need to help defray the cost of the Rugby Ohio annual registration fee without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or status.

Grant recipients must:

  • Must be a current High School student
  • Complete grant application at least 7 days prior to anticipated registration 
  • Volunteer a minimum of four hours at any Rugby Ohio event, ex: State Championship Tournament, outreach programs. or you can Volunteer four hours for a local rugby event or youth rugby program. *Recipients must designate volunteer preference on grant application
  • Provide supporting documentation if requested
  • Must not be under Rugby Ohio disciplinary suspension

TO SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION PLEASE FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

  1. If repeat applicant, you must provide proof (dates and events) that you fulfilled your previous season's volunteer obligations 
  2. Complete and submit the online application; or, print, complete and return hardcopy of application.  
  3. Rugby Ohio will process the grant application within 7 days and inform applicant by email
  4. (If a partial grant is awarded), the recipient will need to pay the balance to complete registration

Click Here to apply for the Player Grant

Kevin Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund


Ryan O'Dell - 2013 Scholarship Winner

The Kevin Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund will award (2) $1,000 College Scholarships on an annual basis to (2) deserving players from the Rugby Ohio High School Community in memory of Kevin Fox. Kevin was a member of Brunswick Rugby who passed away far too soon.  His team and family along with Rugby Ohio helped establish the Kevin Fox Scholarship fund in his memory to help other rugby players continue their education after graduation.

  1. Applicants are to submit a 300 word essay to their head coach who will forward to the scholarship committee by May 1, 2019.
  2. The essay should express what being a rugby club member and player has done to make the applicant better.  The committee will be looking for self reflection and how rugby and its values/ethics have impacted them as person.  Grammar and spelling counts as well.
  3. The committee also asks that the coach and captain report on the day to day activities that the applicant   that they are sincerely “walking the walking” and not just writing the essay for the money.  Their recommendations will also be taken into consideration as part of the application process.
  4. Applicants please be sure to include your Name, Address, email, phone number, team you play for and the name of College you will be attending.  The Committee may contact you to further interview you. Awards will be announced at the State Championship at the end of the season.

Trustees committee consists of Brian Williams (current Brunswick coach), Sean Fox (Kevin’s brother) and a member of the Rugby Ohio Board of Directors..

If you have any questions, please contact Lee Pulver at Lee@rugbyohio.com

Thank you.

College Scholarships Available

ACADEMIC RESOURCES

USA Rugby believes that Rugby Players are Students First, Athletes Second.

Universities look for students who will perform well in the classroom and add to the campus community through participation in college rugby. Although college can not be all things to all students, with proper planning it can meet your needs and expectations. High school is an excellent time to identify what you expect from college. Finding the right college is important, not just so you pick the right rugby team, but so you enjoy your college life and receive a good education. Picking a college is not just about four years of your life; it is a decision that will affect the next forty years!

USA Rugby encourages everyone who has the opportunity to join and to be part of a college rugby team to do so. It is a major time commitment, but it will greatly enrich your college experience and provide you with new lifelong friends, fond memories and fun stories.

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