The Siuslaw Athletic Booster Club wants to make Siuslaw Middle and High School students and their families aware that the Ian Foster Scholarship is available to students in need of assistance to pay for sports participation fees. Last school year, 84 Ian Foster Scholarships were provided.
Winter Sports registration is now open. Participation fees for high school sports are $100 and the Ian Foster Scholarship pays for $75 of that fee. Participation fees for middle school sports are $75 and the Ian Foster Scholarship pays for $40 of that fee. School offices and coaches have these forms available or you can go to the Siuslaw High School athletics web page http://www.siuslaw.k12.or.us/Page/141 and download it there.
“There is nothing we do as a Booster Club that is more important than funding and providing the Ian Foster Scholarship. We want every Siuslaw student at the middle and high school to participate in sports if they want to,” said Gina Castro-Brandt, SABC Past President. “The participation fee should not prevent students from being part of Siuslaw athletics. Everyone has difficult seasons in life and being part of a team can be such a positive, especially during difficult times. We want to help make it happen.”
The Ian Foster Fund was established shortly after the death of Ian Foster in the summer of 2005. With the help and support of the Foster Family, a plan was developed by the Athletic Department to set aside donated monies to be used for students who might have difficulty paying the total cost of athletic participation fees. An application process was developed requiring students to indicate their financial need. If a student is able to demonstrate significant financial need, they receive the scholarship. The Athletic Director is responsible for reviewing the applications and dispensing the money to students who meet the funding requirements.
If you would like to contribute to the Ian Foster Fund, donations are always welcome. You may send a contribution with “Ian Foster” in the memo area to: SABC, PO Box 1972, Florence, OR 97439. You can contact the Siuslaw Athletic Booster Club via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or donate online at siuslawathleticboosterclub.com .
(Note: See attached Ian Foster Scholarship Form for those interested in applying)