Every year, thousands of players register for scouting events conducted by Stadium FC from across the country. The competition for getting shortlisted is very high and to become eligible for Scholarships –even higher!
Stadium Sports Foundation, the Trust, that owns the Stadium FC Academy is responsible for providing Scholarships. The main objective of providing Scholarships is to recognize and encourage talent and to enable talented players from challenged backgrounds to be able to afford scientific development opportunity. In last 3 years of 2018 to 2020, Scholarship benefits worth INR 70 Lakh have been extended to over 35+ players.
The main criteria for providing Scholarship are: Talent, Potential to develop talent, Players attitude and commitment to sport, Family financial background, Family commitment to support the player. To minimum pre-requisite to become eligible for consideration for scholarship, a player must achieve an evaluation score of 60 points in a scouting event or in Admission Trials conducted by Stadium FC Academy.
The Scholarships are available to below category of players:
Category 1 – U12 & U14 – Players in GROW program achieving ‘ADVANCED’ classification – for admission into PERFORM program
Category 2 – U12 & U14 – Players taking admission into PERFORM program – based on Entry Scouting/Trial Evaluation Score of 60 & more
Category 3 – Elite U17 – Players taking admission into PERFORM program – based on Entry Scouting/Trial Evaluation Score of 60 & more
Category 4 – PRO U23 – Players taking admission into PERFORM program – based on Entry Scouting/Trial Evaluation Score of 60 & more
Players taking admissions into below residential programs and achieving ‘ADVANCED’ classification at time of admission scouting event / trials OR during the year while training with Academy and continuing into next years are provided Scholarships:
Category 1 – Juniors U14
Category 2 – Elite U17
Category 3 – Pro U23
A number of scholarships have thus been established to acknowledge players talent and potential to grow into a successful footballer. All applicant players are automatically considered for scholarships based on their talent. There is no need to file a separate scholarship application.