Excel Through Athletics



If your child or children currently are eligible and have been approved for the federal “free and reduced-price meals” program available through the Hillsdale school system, then your family qualifies for the Excel Through Athletics Program.

Excel Through Athletics will also conduct a brief interview with the participant’s teacher to be sure that strong efforts are being put forward in the classroom. Random progress reports will be obtained from the teacher throughout the school year to ensure that academics are held to acceptable standards.

CLICK HERE to review the specific federal qualification parameters for this program..

CLICK HERE to apply for the “free and reduced-price meal” program. Your family must be approved through this federal program to be eligible for ours, whether you choose to use its benefits at school or not.

Our program will provide each qualifying child up to $100 per year to assist with the purchase of equipment, clothing, or related registration fees. While this program only applies to children in the Hillsdale school district, the athletic activities or programs the child wishes to participate in do not have to be located in the Hillsdale area.

The $100 assistance may apply to more than one child per household. Applications are accepted throughout the calendar year, however the program runs from July 1st through June 30th. A child may apply and participate over multiple years.

Please email any questions to info@excelthroughathletics.com or inquire in your school’s principal’s office.


Due to the confidential nature of the qualification process, Excel Through Athletics will not disclose any participant’s name. The highly confidential participant database is stored on our secure server.

Excel Through Athletics is a private 501c3 non-profit organization, and is in no way financially affiliated with the Hillsdale schools systems or any other local, state, or federal funding. This organization is privately funded.