Is this appropriate?

<p>My son's school has a scholarship that is given to "someone who plays a sport for the sheer love of it" This scholarship is geared to the average athlete who is not a superstar and also, a solid student but not top of the pack. Someone who may not necessarily get alot of other awards.</p>

<p>One of my son's coaches in his primary sport does teaches at a different school, so he does not get the opportunity to go to guidance etc. This award is nominated by the person's coach.</p>

<p>Would it be appropriate to ask my son's coach if he would consider nominating him? They have known each other for 4 years and have had some ups and downs but the last year has been great and they have both learned a lot from each other. I was thinking of emailing him, along with my son's application essay which talks about his love and passion for the sport which has also led him to a community service volunteer position.</p>

<p>Honestly, I think it is kind of pushy - and embarassing for the coach and your son if he's already nominated someone else.</p>

<p>Personally I don't see why it would be a problem. You could always say that you understand he may have already nominated someone and, if so, you understand that he cannot nominate your son. </p>

<p>One thing I learned in my Ds application process last year is that sometimes the squeaky wheel gets the grease. She was told she was not going to get a particular very good institutional scholarship because of an eligibility thing - it was worded very nicely and said they knew she was probably disappointed - sent a nicely worded reply about being particularly disappointed because her school did not provide that sort of statistic and she had been told it was not necessary. Turned out it was a mistake that she was not given it and she got it. It was thousands of dollars a year she would not have got if we hadn't squeaked a little (in a very polite manner).</p>

<p>We are not generally very pushy types so we really learned a lesson. It never hurts to ask. The worst they can say is no.</p>

<p>That's what I was thinking, especially since he might not even know about it not being in the school. </p>

<p>The award seems tailored for the kid like my son, not the superstar, but passionate. I talked to my son about it and he said he would prefer for me to mention it. I might just send an email to the coach with a link to it and ask him if he would consider my son. The nominations are not due until April, so I have come time to think about it. This is a slow week for them with games, so this would be a good time to ask about it.</p>