Grant and Scholarship Opportunities
Please take a look at the following information about grants and scholarships available to athletes, coaches, and clubs within the Evergreen Region.
These programs are through the Inland Northwest Klassic (INK) and the Spokane Regional Sports Comission. All materials will need to be submitted to the corresponding company for approval.
Inland Northwest Klassic (INK)
Since our first year in 2010, INK has provided a total of $14,755 in need-based scholarships to Evergreen Region players. To maximize our ability to help deserving athletes we ask you first make use of:
Scholarship programs within your club, and
Fundraising opportunites within your club or team, and
Sponsors within your community of friends and family as well as businesses within your community
Our goal is that an INK scholarship be your last step in fundraising for your club expenses. We also look to provide assistance when sudden financial problems strike families. To be eligible for an INK scholarship you must be:
A member of a USAV club in good standing within the Evergreen Region of USA Volleyball. A club is not in good standing if the club, any of its board members or its club director were sanctioned by the Evergreen Region or another body for any issue related to financial mismanagement or fraud in the last three years.
A member in good standing with your club and with the Evergreen Region.
To apply for a scholarship download the application and mail/email it to INK. Applications will be held and reviewed by February 1st or anytime thereafter.
The goal of this grant program is to provide new clubs with some equipment and resources to help them become successful clubs that will be around long in the future. Here is a quick synopsis of how this grant program works:
This is a two year grant with awardees being provided with support each year.
There are eligibility criteria to apply for the grant as well as goals that need to be met to continue to receive grant support during the second year.
Resources are available to support grants for one club with two teams or two clubs with one team each.
Additional administrative support will be made available to any club with some useful templates on the website even if your club does not receive a grant. Documents and templates can be downloaded.
The application deadline is December 1, for upcoming season.
To learn more about the INK New Club Grant, download the following documents.
The development grant application is to be used for supporting efforts to grow the sport of volleyball in the Evergreen Region that do not fit in the other grant categories. There is no grant deadline and the grant can be applied to activities outside of USA Volleyball. Download the application here.
Grants are available for coaching education and development within the region. Grant support by INK can be used for up to 50% of the cost and can be applied to the following activities or supplies:
Coaching workshops and clinics - can include registration and travel expenses.
Coaching videos or books for your club.
Financial support of bringing educational options to the Evergreen Region.
For a club to be eligible for applying for this grant:
All coaching staff (head and assistant coaches) within your club must be members of the American Volleyball Coaches Association at the time of the application.
INK Contact Information
Inland Northwest Klassic
PO Box 30544
Spokane, WA 99223
Spokane Regional Sports Commission
The Spokane Sports Commission is proud to offer a select amount of Athletic Achievement Grants to area sports teams and individual athletes who require financial assistance. Our region's athletic talent is a huge source of pride and positive recognition for our area, and we want to help these athletes realize their athletic goals.
The Sports Commission Board evaluates applications based on the program's policies & guidelines and awards grants based on the established criteria. The Best Ball Classic serves as the primary source of funding for the program. The Athletic Achievement Grants are funded strictly through private community donations and fundraisers such as the Sports Commission Annual Best Ball Tournament.
To apply for an Athletic Acheivement Grant, download the appropriate form:
Policies & Guidelines Download
Team Scholarship Application
Individual Scholarship Application
Please email, mail, or fax your completed application to Spokane Regional Sports Commission
Spokane Sports Commission
714 N Iron Bridge Way, Suite 202 Spokane, Washington 99202