Chicago Sky Basketball Academy and the Chicago Sky strongly believe talented, passionate players - who would otherwise be prevented by finances - should have the opportunity to nurture their growth. Several of our past scholarship recipients have gone on to become capable college players. We're excited to be able to offer scholarships to deserving girls in grades 7 to 9. We are offering scholarships for the Grade School 7/8 team, AAU level Teams, and High School Local Team. Scholarship award level is determined based on Coaches' evaluations at the try-out. There are a limited amount of scholarships at each level and not all applicants may receive a scholarship.
The scholarship is for highly-skilled girls in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades who love the game of basketball and aspire to be a high impact high school player. You must complete the form below to apply.
Scholarships will be awarded for the Spring/Summer season (March to July), valued at $2500. Recipients will also be awarded a shooting shirt and use of a uniform in which will need to be returned at the end of the season. (Players and their families will need to provide travel and accommodations to/from practices and tournaments).
RENEWALS AND BEYOND:
Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to renew their scholarship with consistent attendance and high performance, at CSBA leadership discretion, all the way through high school. Scholarship athletes may not play for another travel/AAU program outside of CSBA, or their scholarship may be forfeited.
Athletes with an aspiration and ability to play college basketball will also be provided the opportunity for college counseling assistance when the time comes.
The season runs March through July, during which time Travel Teams practice three times per week with various weekend tournaments. Exact game dates and locations can be found on the team's page. Coaches will teach core fundamentals, creativity, and craftiness of basketball. The girls will learn how to recognize choices, understand their strengths and weaknesses, make great decisions, and chart a path to self-improvement on and off the court.
Of course, we understand everyone is busy and scheduling conflicts will come up. There will be no practices or games during spring break (March 16 - March 23) and we are happy to accommodate missed practices (within reason).
This opportunity is made possible through our partnership with the Chicago Sky and the Chicago Sky Cares Foundation.
Feb 19, 2024: Online applications due.
Feb 21, 2024: Applicants will be notified if they have been selected to attend the scholarship try-out.
Feb 24, 2024 (11:00AM-1:00pm at Latin School of Chicago): Mandatory try-out to help coaches determine recipients and award levels.
Week of February 29, 2024: Applicants notified if they have been selected to receive a scholarship and their team assignments via email.
Week of March 4, 2024: Team practices begin.
If you have any remaining questions, click here to email Simona Sidaugaite, Leader of Academy Operations.