Dana College ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP AGREEMENT FORM
Recipients of Athletic Scholarships are required to complete and return this Agreement Form before scholarships will
be applied to tuition costs. Please return this with the Financial Aid Award, by the date indicated in the top, right-hand
I. In accepting the scholarship(s) during your enrollment at Dana College, you are declaring your intent to participate
in the area(s) each year in which the scholarship is awarded. Participation includes but is not limited to: prompt
attendance at all practices, meetings and performance settings and other required events as determined by the Coach;
fulfillment of all assigned responsibilities; cooperation with Coach. Unless stated otherwise cumulative GPA
requirements for renewal are: 1.75 after freshman and sophomore years; 2.0 thereafter. Specific participation
requirements include but are not limited to:
A. Participation includes but is not limited to: prompt attendance at all practices, meetings, and
performance settings, complete cooperation with coaches, fulfillment of all assigned responsibilities and
other requirements as determined by the Coach.
B. Adherence to all National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Great Plains Athletic
Conferences (GPAC), and Dana College rules and regulations, as set forth in the NAIA and GPAC
handbooks and the Dana College student handbook.
C. Adherence to all team and athletic department rules as set forth by the Head Coach and the Dana
College Athletic Dept. If conduct becomes inappropriate or performance becomes deficient, the
Coach/Athletic Dept. reserves the right to dismiss you and revoke all or a portion of the scholarship.
D. Recipients must meet NAIA and GPAC eligibility requirements prior to and during enrollment for the
year. For additional information regarding eligibility requirements, contact the Athletic Director. The
major requirements are outlined as follows:
1) An entering freshman student must be a graduate of an accredited high school or be accepted as a
regular student in good academic standing as defined by Dana College, and meet TWO of the three
following entry level requirements:
a. A minimum score of 18 on the Enhanced ACT or 860 on the SAT (for tests taken on or after
April 1, 1995);
b. An overall high school grade point average of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale;
c. Graduate in the upper half of the student’s graduating class.
2) All student athletes must be “identified’ and enrolled in a minimum of 12 institutional credit hours
at the time of participation. If the participation takes place in between the Interim term or during
Christmas break, the student must have been identified with the institution the term immediately
before the date of participation. A student is “identified’ with the institution when he or she does
ONE of the following:
a. Enrolls for at least nine (9) institutional credit hours
b. Represents the institution in any intercollegiate athletic contest
c. Attends any regular scheduled class
3) Freshmen students must have accumulated a minimum of nine (9) institutional credit hours prior to
identification for the second term of attendance to be considered eligible for participation or an
athletic scholarship for the second semester.
4) After completion of the second term of attendance and from then on, a student must have
accumulated a minimum of 24 credit hours in the two immediately previous terms of attendance.
5) A student must be making normal progress toward a recognized baccalaureate degree and maintain
the minimum grade point average as defined by the institution and the NAIA.
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6) A student must meet the following GPA and credit hour requirements:
a. First season: 1.50 gpa and 9 credits accumulated
b. Second season: 1.75 gpa and 24 credits accumulated
c. Third season: 2.00 gpa and 48 credits accumulated
d. Fourth season: 2.00 gpa and 72 credits accumulated
7) If the student becomes ineligible under these requirements, the student may not continue to receive
an athletic scholarship.
E. Recipients agree to participate in the sport while physically able to do so. You agree to promptly notify
Dana’s Athletic Trainer/Head Coach of any physical condition/injury that prohibits full participation.
F. Recipients agree to notify Dana’s Athletic Trainer and Team Doctors of any pre-existing condition
which may prohibit full participation.
G. If an injury/illness precludes you from participation, you must notify Dana’s Athletic Trainer within 48
hours of the inability to participate. You agree to participate in proper treatment and rehabilitation as
prescribed by Dana’s Athletic Trainer and Team Doctors and return to full participation as soon as
H. Upon verification of injury/illness, Dana’s Athletic Trainer will seek written confirmation from the Dana
College Team Doctor/Orthopedic Surgeon. Upon release from participation you agree to provide
assistance to the Athletic Department (under the supervision of the Athletic Director) in lieu of the
I. Recipients understand that only unexpected injury/illnesses that are beyond the control of, or occur as a
direct result of, participation in said sport allows for scholarship renewal in the year the injury occurred.
If athletes are unable to return to full participation in subsequent years, the Coach/Athletic Dept. reserve
the right to reduce or revoke a player’s scholarship.
J. Normal academic progress and regular classroom attendance is expected for the duration of the
K. Athletic scholarships are available only during years in which athletes are eligible and participating, and
are not guaranteed during redshirt and/or years after athlete has used their eligibility for participation.
Exceptions to this are outlined in letter A-J above.
II. You agree to represent the team and Dana College in a positive manner. If your conduct become
inappropriate, the Coach reserves the right to dismiss you and revoke all or a portion of the scholarship.
III. Regular classroom attendance is expected, and full-time status must be maintained for the duration of the
You understand that by accepting the award it is your responsibility to provide prompt notification to the Coach
if you choose to discontinue participation. If you become ineligible to or do not participate in the scholarship
area(s) in the manner described above, you will forfeit your right to that scholarship. The College may revoke
any aid previously awarded for that area, and will determine your eligibility for other available financial aid. It
will be the latest dated Financial Aid Award which will be used to determine the sum owed the College for the
costs associated with the semester or year you are enrolled.
I have read and understand the above information, and by signing this Agreement I accept the scholarships included in
this description. By accepting this scholarship I agree to participate as described on this Agreement.
Student’s Name (please print) Street Address City State Zip
Student’s Signature Date Athletic Scholarship Area(s)