application

How it Works:

Must be nominated by a teacher, administrator, counselor or community leader and must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must reside in the Topeka, Kansas area 
  2. Must attend an Elementary, Middle or High School in Shawnee County. Nominees must be enrolled in 3rd-12th grades for the school year they are applying.
  3. Student must submit a letter explaining why they want to be a part of the Darting Basketball Academy Youth Foundation Scholar Baller program and what they hope to gain from it.
  4. Applicant must provide a Free and Reduced lunch certificate to demonstrate the financial need of nominee.
  5. Student being nominated must have an interest in and play basketball.
  6. Student being nominated must be available on Sunday nights to participate in the Scholar Baller Program.
The applications are vetted and approved through the DBA Youth Foundation Board of Directors in June of each year.

When can I apply?

2020

Application Period:

March 15, 2020 – May 15, 2020

Selections Made:

Week of June 22, 2020

Notifications Made:

Week of July 13, 2020

Program Launch:

August 2020

FAQ

All DBA Youth Foundation Scholar Baller program nominations are required to be submitted by a teacher, administrator, counselor or community leader for students in grades 3-12 (as of August of the upcoming school year) and be 18 years of age or younger. Please note that the DBA Youth Foundation will not consider nominations submitted by parents and/or guardians.

All selection announcements are sent approximately 8 weeks after the application deadline and 4-5 weeks prior to the start of DBA and the school year. Every nomination is notified whether it was awarded a DBA Youth Foundation Scholar Ball scholarship or not. The results are sent to the nominator (teacher, administrator, counselor or community leader) and the student/parents.
All selection announcements are sent approximately 8 weeks after the application deadline and 4-5 weeks prior to the start of DBA and the school year. Every nomination is notified whether it was selected for the DBA Youth Foundation Scholar Baller Program or not. The results are sent to the nominator (teacher, administrator, counselor or community leader) and the student/parents. In order to facilitate this process, it is imperative that all nominators include their correct, up-to-date email address as well as parent/student contact information (phone number/email address) to ensure they can be contacted with results.
Once selections are made and parents/students are notified, the DBA Youth Foundation will send all necessary materials to the students/parents. This includes, but is not limited to, DBA timelines, parental approval form, contact information sheet and requests for other pertinent information.
Nominations will be disqualified if they do not meet requirements. Please review the requirements carefully.
Darting Basketball Academy Youth Foundation reserves the right to terminate Scholar Baller Program membership at any time. Students competing for selection into the DBA Youth Foundation Scholar Baller Program must meet the following criteria: Applicants must reside in the Topeka, Kansas area and attend an Elementary, Middle or High School in Shawnee County. Applicants must be enrolled in 3rd-12th grades for the school year they are applying. Applicant must submit a letter explaining why they want to be a part of the Darting Basketball Academy Youth Foundation Scholar Baller program and what they hope to gain from it. Applicant must provide a Free and Reduced lunch certificate to demonstrate the financial need of nominee. Student being nominated must have an interest in and play basketball. Student being nominated must be available on Sunday nights to participate in the Scholar Baller Program. Applicants will be notified of their status in early to mid July. Application Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2020. All materials must be Submitted online through the Darting Basketball Academy website (www.dartingbasketball.com) by May 15, 2020. OR emailed to Krista@dartingbasketball.com by May 15, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. All Scholar Baller Program memberships are for one year only. Applicants must reapply each year to continue the program.

APPLICATION

2020 DBA YOUTH FOUNDATION SCHOLAR BALLER PROGRAM

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  • Nominator’s Information

If you cannot get the online form to work, please print and SEND APPLICATION VIA EMAIL to Krista@dartingbasketball.com BY FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020.

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP

The DBA Youth Foundation appreciates the support received from the Topeka community. Corporate partners are positively changing the lives of youth in our area. We can’t do what we do without each and every person. If you have an interest in corporate partnership, please email Krista@dartingbasketball.com for more information. Come be a part of the DBA Youth Foundation team!

Sign up for our 2020 membership

Sign up for our 2020 membership