About

US Lacrosse develops and delivers comprehensive programs and resources that promote consistency, excellence, safety and integrity by providing leadership throughout the country that advocates and aids in the recruitment, training and retention of lacrosse officials.

The grant and scholarship opportunities available below to individual officials and local officiating organizations across the country are focused on helping our partner organizations and US Lacrosse achieve our collective goals. Those collective goals and opportunities that are related to those goals are broken up into four separate categories; recruiting, training, retention and leadership of officials.

Recruiting Opportunities • Training Opportunities • Retention Opportunities • Leadership Opportunities

Application

Applications are reviewed by US Lacrosse Officials Development Region and State Coordinators as well as US Lacrosse staff. 

For specific deadline dates please see the date listed next to each opportunity below. 

Recruiting - Grant & Scholarship Opportunities

About Recruiting Opportunities

We offer two different grants or scholarships to aid with the recruiting of new officials across the United States. The equipment grant and entry scholarship programs are open to individuals. The Junior or Collegiate Player Academy Support Grant is open to local officiating organizations wishing to develop or reinforce a Junior Officials Academy program or host a Collegiate Player Officials Academy program in their area. More information about these three programs are outlined below.

New Officials Equipment Scholarship - Individual Officials Scholarship

This scholarship is open to new officials looking for assistance in purchasing the equipment needed to become a lacrosse official. If you wish to apply for this opportunity, please follow the application link below.

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  • Who can apply?  Individual Officials
  • Deadline to Apply - 2/15/2020

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Junior or Collegiate Officiating Academy Support Grant - Local Officiating Organization Grant

This grant is open to local officiating organizations that want to begin a junior officiating academy program or reinforce an existing one. A junior officials program utilizes high school aged officials to cover youth games throughout the year.

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  • Who can apply? Local Officiating Organizations
  • Deadline to Apply - 11/15/2019

Training - Grant Opportunities

About Training Opportunities

We offer two separate grant program opportunities to assist areas in fulfilling the annual learning requirements for their officials to be certified and qualified to work lacrosse games that upcoming year. Both programs are open for Local Officiating Organizations to apply for and more information are outlined below.

Local Officiating Organization Training Support Grant - Local Officiating Organization Grant

This grant is designed to provide financial or logistical support for their annual training and organizations classroom sessions. This grant may be applied to classroom rental fees, purchase of training and curriculum packets, technology rental or other trainer support. 

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  • Who can apply? Local Officiating Organizations
  • Deadline to Apply - 11/15/2019

Retention - Grant & Scholarship Opportunities

About Retention Opportunities

We offer three separate opportunities for increasing retention rates of officials. Retention of officials focuses on providing professional growth and development opportunites including observations, in-person clinics and other development opportunities either locally or nationally. The Level 2 or 3 Officials Development Clinic and Observation Program Grants are available for Local Officiating Organizations to apply. The Professional Development Scholarships are open for individual officials to apply. More information about these programs are below. 

Observation Program Grant - Local Officiating Organization Grant

The goal of this program is to develop officials, not grade them. As such, observers will be trained to identify and communicate key areas for improvement in working officials, and will be tasked with checking to see if these officials have implemented the suggestions into their games. Experienced officials will be trained in observation, evaluation, and communication, and then sent to observe working officials throughout the spring season. Since the goal of the program is to help officials grow, each official will be observed at least twice in order to determine if he/she was able to implement the suggestions for improvement. We will award an LOO in each US Lacrosse Officiating Region one (1) men's and one (1) women's observation grant annually. 

Professional Growth & Development Scholarship - Individual Officials Scholarship

The cost to register for a professional growth opportunity in a  Level 2 or 3 US Lacrosse Officials Development clinic may prohibit some from being able to attend. We are committed to offering assistance to those that demonstrate a need so that an individual can have an opportunity to grow and learn as an official. 

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  • Who can apply? Individual Officials
  • Deadline to Apply - 45 days prior to event applying for

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Leadership - Grant & Scholarship Opportunities

About Leadership Opportunities

The grant and scholarship opportunities available below are centered around our leadership certifications and 5 Star program for local officiating organizations. These opportunities assist local organizations in providing leadership and support for the local officials they are responsible for. The leadership certification scholarship is available to individuals and the LOO administration support grant is available to local officiating organizations. 

Local Officiating Organization Administrative Support Grant - Local Officiating Organization Grant

This grant is available to local officiating organizations to help offset administrative or other areas of need in the necessary operations of running a local officiating organization. This includes D&O insurance, assigning platform costs, website hosting fees, tax preparation and other such administrative needs. 

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  • Who can apply? Local Officiating Organizations
  • Deadline to Apply - 11/15/2019

Leadership Certification Scholarship - Individual Officials Scholarship

The cost to register for a leadership certification may prohibit some from being able to enroll in these programs such as assignor, trainer or observer certifications. We are committed to offering assistance to those that demonstrate a need so that an individual can have an opportunity to grow, learn as an official and become a leader in their local area to give back to those following in their footsteps as an official.  

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  • Who can apply? Individual Officials
  • Deadline to Apply - 12/15/2019

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Application

Scholarships for Individuals

Grants for Organizations

Host an Officiating Clinic

Local organizations can also apply to host a Level 1, 2 or 3 US Lacrosse Officiating Development Clinic in their area.