Assistance for Qualified Undergraduate Athletic Students (AQUAS)
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth that have proven themselves academically, are involved in their high school and community activities and have the passion to play their sport at the next level.
WHO WE ARE
AQUAS, Inc was established as a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation in the State of Texas on February 25, 2008. The United States Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service certified AQUAS, Inc as a Public Charity and exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code on March 27, 2009. Contributions to AQUAS, Inc are deductible under section 170 of the Code.
Many of the students participating in their school athleticprograms are already being identified and publicly recognized by some of the largest universities in the country. These institutions are willing to pay the bulk, if not all of the tuition for these student athletes. Because of this early exposure, their futures are already being secured.
There is another level of undergraduate athlete who also is afforded opportunities for his/her education and, perhaps, future career as well. This individual is exceptional both academically and athletically, but may not be recognized byany NCAA Division I, II or III colleges or even NAIA schools or Junior colleges. In some cases, these student athletes are assisted by their coaches and student counselors in gaining recognition. Others, through parental initiative, may hire professional sports marketing groups to help find the academic and athletic match for their children. These organizations use their extensive technical communication capabilities to expose these student athletes on a national basis and subsequently allow them to connect with the appropriate college or university. This approach has a remarkable success rate! However, many parents while not in the financial position to even afford a full college tuition for their child, they certainly cannot engage the services of a sports marketing professional group that would expose the talents of these young athletes. Subsequently, their child’s formal education may end at the time of high school graduation.
The non-profit organization, Assistance for Qualified Undergraduate Athletic Students (AQUAS), was was formed in 2008 and is dedicated to helping the youths that have proven themselves academically, are involved in their high school and community activities and have the passion to play their sport at the next level. With the opinion and recommendation of the player’s coach, school academic records and national collegiate testing scores, selected students and their families will be interviewed for potential selection. Scholastic performance levels on the SAT/ACT exams have been set high so that acceptance by the gaining university is attainable in this highly competitive arena. The interview process will allow AQUAS Selection Committee Members to evaluate financial need, parental support and commitment of the student applicant.
The organization, Assistance for Qualified Undergraduate Athletic Students (AQUAS, Inc.) is dedicated to identifying high school athletes that are excelling in their academic pursuits yet may not be recognized by college coaches.
AQUAS intends to provide the funds to professionally distribute information on those students selected, to college coaches throughout the United States. In addition, personal guidance will be provided to each student regarding the NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA systems and the steps necessary in the selection process to maximize their eligibility for athletic/academic scholarships.