Junior Financial Grant Program

Roger Robison Fund

Roger Robison (1938-2004) was a key individual in the forming of RVC back in the early 80’s and served on the first board of directors, along with serving for a second time from 2000-2004. He was passionate about the sport, was a great individual with exceptional character and a genuine personality, and helped make RVC the club it is today.

In 2005, The Roger Robison Fund was established based on his belief that all Richmond-area youth should be able to play volleyball without having to worry about the cost. The fund is a way for RVC and its members to provide financial assistance to young athletes who would not be able to participate without financial assistance.  In 2018 alone, RVC granted more than $40,000 worth of financial assistance to junior players in our travel program, Virginia Youth Volleyball League (VYVL), Boys Youth Development League (BYDL), Middle School League, Jumpin’ Juniors, and summer camps.

Questions? Please contact the RVC office at (804) 358-3000 or email rvc@rvc.net.



    In order to help offset the cost of playing competitive travel volleyball, we offer yearly athlete grants for players on National, Zonal, State, Regional, BYDL, and VYVL teams. Grants may cover partial or full season costs depending on the team level a player makes and their financial need.

    Application deadline: Open for Applications 


    To be eligible for assistance, there must be a demonstrated need. For example, a change in life circumstance (loss of job, severe illness, etc.) or be currently receiving assistance from one or more of these programs – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Aid for Dependent Children, Foster Care, Medicaid, etc. 


    Meet each of the criteria below:

    • Be enrolled in school (kindergarten through 12th grade)
    • Commit to attending all practices and tournaments unless excused
    • RVC account must remain in good standing

    To apply:

    In addition to filling out the application below, players must submit:

    • One letter of reference (teacher, former coach, etc.) attesting to the character of the athlete
    • A 500 word or less essay describing why playing volleyball in general, and at the Richmond Volleyball Club in particular, is important to them
    • List of extracurricular activities the athlete is currently involved in
    • Parents must also attach official documents verifying the player is receiving aid. If such documents are not available, a school employee, social worker, or caseworker must sign the form to verify eligibility. 

    Submit completed forms by mail, email, or in person:

    • Mail: Richmond Volleyball Club, 2921 Byrdhill Rd, Henrico, VA 23228
    • Email: outreach@rvc.net

    Applications must be fully completed to be considered for assistance.

    1. This is for a financial grant for the following programs ONLY: Camps, Juniors Beach, Jumpin’ Juniors, Middle School League, and Jump Up.
    2. Complete an on-line application OR download a paper financial aid form.
    3. Deadline: Financial Grant request forms are due 3 weeks prior to the start of the program. Please note: some programs fill very quickly.  Submit your request as soon as possible.  Once submitted, a RVC staff member will contact you regarding your award and completing the registration process. A paper registration form, and any remaining payment will be due 10 days prior to the start of the program. Please do not complete an on-line registration form, our system does not accept partial payments.
    4. Submit completed forms by mail, email, or fax:
      • Mail or In Person: Richmond Volleyball Club, 2921 Byrdhill Rd, Henrico, VA 23228
      • Email: outreach@rvc.net

    IMPORTANT: Applying or being approved for Financial Aid DOES NOT guarantee registration for a program. Once approved for financial aid (you will receive an email from the Outreach Coordinator), program registration must still be completed. Registration must be completed prior to the registration deadline and the program filling up.

    Register for a Financial Grant Download Form

Additional Resource for Financial Assistance