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SHADES strives to be non-biased in all application processes.  Any competitive cheer athletes are eligible to apply for sponsorship.  All scholarship applications are confidential and the selection of sponsorship can be made year-round based on need.  All sponsorship are subject to approval as well as funding availability.  All applicants will be contacted within 6 weeks of application regarding decisions.  Applicants will be notified through email.  PLEASE READ need-based sponsorship requirements carefully to make sure you qualify before submitting.  All requirements must be submitted within 30 days of application submission.   

Need-Based Sponsorship Requirements:

  • Must be a current competitive cheer athlete and enrolled with an all-star program or member of a competitive school team
  • Must show proof of financial need (supporting documentation may or may not be required)
  • Sponsorship through current all-star program/gym/school does not disqualify athletes from SHADES sponsorship
  • DO NOT have to be a member of SHADES Association to apply/receive sponsorship
  • Must provide gym management/owner /school cheer sponsor recommendation letter within 30 days of application
  • Must provide a coach recommendation letter within 30 days of application
  • Must provide 2 family/friend recommendation letters within 30 days of application
  • All applications are subject to approval and funding availability
  • All recipients who are awarded sponsorship will be required to submit proof of fund distribution within 90 days of funding
  • All applications are confidential and the award will only be made public with permission of recipient/family
  • All decisions are final 
  • Athletes/families can apply once a year if awarded funding
  • Athletes/families can resubmit applications as often as necessary to meet requirements

Any Questions please email Sponsorship@shadesassociation.org