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The EBA has partnered with the Edina Community Foundation and the Ready Set Connect program to help aid in the administration of scholarship funds available to eligible community members.


EBA scholarships will only be given to those who:

A) Complete the Connect Card Registration (http://edinachallenge.org/connect-card-regisstration.html), and

B) Qualify under the Connect Card eligibility guidelines

Please note that the Connect Card application includes directions for both Somali and Spanish Speaking families.


If your family qualifies for the Connect Card, you will be given a unique code for each child that you will need to use during your completion of your registration(s) in the EBA’s database system.


If your family qualifies for the Connect Card based on your application, EBA scholarships will be given in the following amounts:

Kindergarten program fees - $115 

  • Any additional clinic fees will be the direct responsibility of the player’s family


1st-4th Grade Boys & 1st-3rd Grade Girls program fees - $175

  • Any additional clinic fees will be the direct responsibility of the player's family


4th-12th Grade Girls program fees - $195

5th-12th Grade Boys program fees - $195


4th-8th Grade Boys and Girls Travel program fees - $195

Travel players will be directly responsible for the following:

  • Tryout fee $25
  • Travel Fees - for 4th Grade $280; for 5th-8th Grade $425
  • Travel families are also directly responsible for uniform purchase ~$90, personal equipment (shoes, bag, basketball, etc.), extra apparel, entrance fees to tournaments (typically $5-$8/person), any out-of-town tournament expenses, etc.


If your family does not qualify for an EBA scholarship based on the Connect Card qualification guidelines, please contact the Edina Give & Go organization that may be able to help (http://edinagiveandgo.org)


All Connect Card registrations must be completed by the following dates:

  • Travel program – September 1, 2017
  • All other in-house and rec. programs (K-12) – November 1, 2017


Failure to complete the Connect Card registration and qualify based on criteria

will result in no EBA scholarship dollars given.