Candidates are nominated by their rugby coach. To be considered, a player must be a high school senior who plans to enroll in college and to play rugby.
If selected, the student will receive an annual award up to $500. Awards may be renewed up to three years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continued participation in a rugby team or club.
In early September the scholarship winner will confirm full-time enrollment and participation in rugby. A check written payable to the school bursar will be sent to the home address of the scholarship recipient.
The coaches of all RugbyNY high school teams will be invited to nominate a candidate from their team. The coach should make their nomination based primarily on the intangible personal attributes set out in the program description.
Upon receipt of the nomination from the coach, the BRC will contact the candidate to invite them to complete an application.
A committee will review the applications and pick a scholarship winner based on the application and input from the player’s coach.
Scholarship applicants will be judged first on the basis of coach’s nomination, then secondarily on academic record, school and community activities, honors, work experience, the exceptional circumstances.
All information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by the review committee established by the Buffalo Rugby Club (to include representatives from RugbyNY).
The winner(s), coach and team will be announced to all members of RugbyNY , Empire GU and the Buffalo Rugby Club.
Recipients have no obligation to the Buffalo Rugby Club. They are, however, required to notify the Buffalo Rugby Club of any changes in address, school enrollment, participation in rugby or other relevant information and to send a complete transcript if requested.
This scholarship program is endorsed by RugbyNY, the USA Rugby sanctioned youth rugby organization for all of New York State.
The Buffalo Rugby Club reserves the right to review the conditions and procedures of this scholarship program and to make changes at any time including termination of the program.
Questions regarding the scholarship program should be addressed to:
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Amherst, NY 14226
Telephone: (716) 838 1796
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