Girl Up is committed to bridging the gender gap in sports and breaking down barriers everywhere they exist. Supported by partners and donors, the new Girl Up Sports Fellowship honors young leaders’ unwavering commitment to making the world a better place for every girl, everywhere. From youth sports teams and professional athletes, to the back-end business of sports, girls and women face discrimination, a lack of access and limited opportunities in sports. Gender inequities are everywhere—limited funding, little media coverage of female athletes and women’s sports, and the pervasive body shaming of female athletes, to name just a few.
Girl Up Sports Fellowship awardees will receive $2,500 toward college/university tuition for up to four years. Girl Up welcomes those with all sports interests and backgrounds to apply. It is not necessary to play a collegiate sport to apply, however, you need to have a passion for advancing gender equality in sports. To apply, you should have plans to be involved with sports on your campus in some capacity - either as a sports-related major, as an athlete, or as a sports broadcaster, photographer, coach, equipment manager, etc. With guidance from Girl Up, Sports Fellowship awardees will be required to implement a gender equality sports project on their college/university campus throughout the four-year fellowship.