News for Parents
To: All 10th, 11th and 12th grade FUMA Parents
Event: College Athletic Eligibility Parent Meeting
Where: Fork Union Military Academy
Place: Beatty Library – 2nd Floor Classroom
Date: March 7, 2014
Presenter: CPT Mavrick – FUMA Director of Athletic Compliance
Dear FUMA Parents,
Most of you I have spoken to me in some regard if your son has planned or is planning to play a varsity sport in college; however, in the past, we have had a few cadets who have flown under the radar sort-of-speak and their decision to try and play a varsity college sport was unbeknown to our Compliance department and quite possibly their specific FUMA head coach.
This Parent Meeting outlined above will provide insight to parents on the athletic recruiting process as it pertains to the academic freshmen requirements for the two main governing college athletic bodies (NCAA and NAIA) and how the colleges associated within each of these governing bodies navigate the restrictions that are placed on them as they recruit student-athletes.
Here is the list of topics to be discussed on Friday March 7, 2014:
- A breakdown of the college athletic governing bodies – NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA
- Navigating the High School Portal page
- Contains all NCAA approved core-courses for all U.S.high schools and international high school guidelines
- How to Navigate the Eligibility Centers of both the NCAA and the NAIA
- How the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) fits into the Athletic recruiting process
- Breakdown of how athletic scholarships are configured per college level and why it is important to see the “business” side of college coaches.
**Please direct all questions AND your intent to attend to: email@example.com
Information for Parents
Parents Association 2013-2014
Beth Doucette is the Parents Association Chairperson for the remainder of the year. She can be reached by phone at (717) 630-2793 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura Luniewski, Associate Director of Development Operations, is the FUMA contact for the Parents Association, and she can be reached at (434) 842-4370 or email@example.com.
Joining the Parents Association
You can sign up for the Parents Association by filling out the Parents Association Form and returning it along with your $50 membership fee to the Development Office via mail.
BGAV Scholarship Grants Available
There are funds available for students from cooperating churches of the Baptist General Association of Virginia who need aid in financing their education at Fork Union Military Academy for the upcoming academic year. The awards are open for application now and range up to $1,000 per student per year. These funds are grants from Virginia Baptists and do not have to be repaid. The BGAV uses the following criteria to evaluate each applicant: financial need, Christian service, community service, character, and demonstrated leadership.
Applications on behalf of Fork Union Military Academy cadets have been well-received in the past, and we hope that a number of our cadet families will apply for 2013-2014. The online application process for Academy Scholarships is available at http://www.vbmb.org/Services/Scholarship/Academy.cfm.
If you need assistance or information, please contact Alicia Parker at the BGAV at 1-800-255-2428, ext. 6225. Scholarship opportunities are also available for Virginia Baptist cadets who are graduating from Fork Union Military Academy and will be attending college next year. Please check deadlines and criteria for all Virginia Baptist scholarships online at http://www.vbmb.org/Services/Scholarship/default.cfm.
All completed applications must be received or postmarked by the deadline in order to be considered for an award. The deadline for BGAV Achievement Scholarships for BGAV Academies (for students attending Fork Union) is October 1, 2013. The deadline for BGAV Achievement Scholarships or BGAV Ministerial Educations (for college-bound students) is April 1, 2014.