Athletic Scholarships

With the grueling practice schedule and frequent games that comprise the life of a student athlete, figuring out how to pay for school is probably the last thing you want to worry about. Unfortunately, though, the problem of how to find money for college can be even more challenging for student athletes. Federal financial aid can help cover your tuition, but you probably want to avoid student loans, since earning a steady income from athletics can be a difficult task. Working your way through college while playing a sport can be nearly impossible, unless you’ve discovered a way to attain a college degree without actually devoting any time to coursework. And unfortunately, not everyone who plays sports is lucky enough to land a starting position on the team of a top university or to receive the generous scholarship award that comes with such an honor.

However, this doesn’t mean that student athletes need to give up on the prospect of winning scholarships to do what they love to do. Student athlete scholarships are available from a wide variety of sources, ranging from the university you choose to attend to numerous private funds. Both national and local scholarships for student athletes can be found, funded by anyone from the local Dollars for Scholars to multinational corporations. Additionally, you don’t have to be on your college’s official team to win a student athlete scholarship. Several scholarship opportunities are given to students who have played sports in high school, or who otherwise show a commitment to athletics.

University Scholarships for Student Athletes

The most common student athlete scholarships are awards given to players by colleges and universities. These may cover all or part of tuition and can even include a stipend, since being a student athlete is often a full-time job. Students hoping to be recruited by coaches shouldn’t just sit back and hope their dream school finds them. Rather, you should be proactive in conducting a college search to find schools you’d like to attend and teams you’d like to play on, then contact coaches yourself to see if they might be interested in getting you to play on their team and possibly landing you a student athlete scholarship.

Other Student Athlete Scholarships

For students who are looking for other sources of scholarship money instead of or in addition to university athletic scholarships, private scholarship funds do exist. Below is a list of a few popular student athlete scholarships available in our database. For a more comprehensive list, as well as information on other college scholarships for which you may qualify based on your background and interests, conduct a free college scholarship search and go for scholarship gold.

Alabama Golf Association Women's Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2019
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The objective of the Alabama Golf Association Women's Scholarship Fund is to grant scholarships to deserving young women from the State of Alabama who have an interest in golf and are pursuing a baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university within the State of Alabama. This is an academic scholarship and not based on athletic ability.

    Candidate Must:
    -Be a graduate of an [...] More

Alliance Pipeline Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • Established by Alliance Pipeline in 2001, this scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to a student-athlete who demonstrates strong academic performance. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA and participate in an intercollegiate sport. The amount of the scholarship will be determined by January of each year by the Director of the University Advancement based on the interest earnings in the [...] More

AQHA EAAT Hippotherapy Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Many fields of employment are tied either directly or indirectly to the horse industry. Career path scholarships allow students to obtain a degree in areas such as racing, animal science, journalism, communications, therapeutic/adaptive riding and veterinary medicine. Support for students within these fields is imperative to the sustainability and advancement of our industry. Undergraduate, [...] More

Augustana College Athletic Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be considered for scholarships at Augustana based on academic performance and/or talent requires a completed Application for Admission and Scholarship. Students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA while enrolled at Augustana to maintain these scholarships in subsequent years.

    Augustana Athletic Grants are awarded to outstanding student-athletes; NCAA Division II, Northern Sun Intercollegiate [...] More

Balanced Man Scholarship - University of Washington

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Each year, the Washington Beta chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon awards $5,000 to six incoming freshmen who exemplify our philosophy of the Balanced Man: excellence in academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities. The scholarship will be awarded to the students who best exemplify the ideals of the Balanced Man, and show a strong commitment to personal and academic development. For more [...] More

Berlack/Astle Memorial Fast Skier Award

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • World Cup Supply (WCS) is pleased to offer the 8th "Fast Skier" Junior Alpine Scholarship Award, now renamed the Berlack/Astle Memorial Fast Skier Award.

    The award is intended to provide assistance to USSA U16 athletes who exhibit the personal characteristics required for success both on and off the hill. Each winner will receive a minimum cash prize of $1,000 and an assortment of ski race [...] More

Billy Smith Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Billy Smith Memorial Scholarship was established because Billy was always helping people in any way that he could. It is a sport-related scholarship because it memorializes the activities Billy loved most.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be a graduating high school senior
    -Must reside in Winnebago, Boone, Ogle or Stephenson County
    -Must have played at least three years of baseball or [...] More

Bobby Sox High School Senior Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/5/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The scholarship is offered high school senior females who have participated in the Bobby Sox program for a minimum of four seasons. The Bobby Sox year consists of two seasons, the spring and the fall. Participation in Mini Sox, Bobby Sox, or American Girl is considered for eligibility. Primarily, the scholarship committee is interested that those girls who made Bobby Sox a part of their lives [...] More

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • In honor of former Iowa State University basketball player Brian Pearson, who died of brain cancer in the fall of 1997, the Iowa Games began awarding the Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship in 1998. Pearson knew the meaning of hard work and recognized the rewards of commitment. He valued the relationships he had with his family, friends, neighbors, and teammates. People who were fortunate enough [...] More

Bruce Shelton Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Bruce Shelton Scholarship was established in June 1991 to provide a consecutive four-year renewable award
    for a graduating high school student from a Forsyth County public high school who displays the traits of athletic excellence, academic achievement, leadership, and social responsibility for which Bruce Shelton will be remembered by those who knew him The scholarship is to be applied to [...] More

Burger King James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2019
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The McLamore Family Foundation created the James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship awards students who have graduated from high school within the last three years or full-time students who are seniors at a high school or home school. A minimum 3.3 GPA is required, along with a minimum 25 ACT score or 1220 SAT score. Students must have demonstrated an active leadership role in community service, [...] More

Buster Lindsay Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • Each year, the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois distributes more than $200,000 in scholarship funding to local students. All of CFNIL's scholarship funds were created by individuals or organizations that recognize the importance of helping students achieve their educational goals, now and in perpetuity. The funds' creators selected the criteria for each scholarship, based on their [...] More

Cameron Impact Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 9/12/2019
  • Amount: $50,000
  • The Cameron Impact Scholarship will be awarded annually to approximately 10-15 high-school students. This four-year, merit-based scholarship is intended to cover the full "educational expenses" at the recipient's chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum). The Foundation will allocate scholarships to individuals pursuing careers in education, nonprofits, [...] More

CCU Athletics Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Athletics Scholarship is available to student-athletes in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies who are recommended for scholarship consideration by the CCU Athletics Department. Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress, unless otherwise noted by the Athletics Department. Scholarship amounts vary. Prospective student athletes should contact their specific coach for further [...] More

Chi Am Circle Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/10/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of factors including academic achievement, community service, and significant extracurricular activities such as work, performing arts, and athletics. Financial need is a criterion for several scholarships, but there are also others awarded for academic merit regardless of need. Awardees must attend the annual scholarship dinner to receive the award. [...] More

Clyde and Martha Aldridge Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Clyde and Martha Aldridge Scholarship was established by Clyde Aldridge in 2012 to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors at Reagan High School. The scholarship provides a non-renewable award for students who will pursue full-time undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary institutions. Scholarships will be applied to the cost of undergraduate tuition, fees, room and [...] More

Connor Porter Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Connor Porter Memorial Scholarship was created in 2013 through a generous donation from Connor's family members. Connor passed away on July 26, 2012 in a plane crash with his father, Pat, and another friend shortly after winning bronze in the Division III foil event at the Summer Nationals in Anaheim. Connor had many friends in the fencing world and was well known for his sportsmanship and [...] More

Create Real Impact Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 10/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Create an original work showcasing your idea for a solution or strategy to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving. Car crashes are the #1 killer of young people in America, and the majority are preventable. Enter your innovative and effective solutions and strategies to end the deadly epidemic of reckless and distracted driving in one of the four categories; Writing, Art, [...] More

CSUB Albert Holloway Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The CSUB Albert Holloway Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Albert Holloway who served for many years on the academic support, intercollegiate athletics, nominating, and student support committees of the foundation. He was a great supporter of academics, extracurricular, student service programs, and the athletic program. In order to apply, you must be a student-athlete at [...] More

CWGGF Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/25/2019
  • Amount: $8,000
  • Each year the Foundation awards two 4-year scholarships and four 2-year scholarships to high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower. In addition, one Robert Miller Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year. These awards can be used at any California community college, campus in the University of California, or California State University System. [...] More

Deborah Jean Rydberg Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Rydberg Scholarship requires two (2) recommendations. One of the two required online recommendation forms must be from a Guilford High School athletic coach.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be a female
    -Graduating senior from Guilford High School
    -Involved in athletics
    -Has a minimum GPA of 2.3
    -Planning on attending college
    -Has a strong work ethic

    For more information or to apply, [...] More

DeSales University Presidential Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The selection process for DeSales University Presidential Scholarships is competitive with awards going to the highest ranking applicants based upon grade point average, class rank, and SAT or ACT scores. A separate application is not required. Academic scholarships are available for up to eight semesters and awarded annually. Applicants are able to receive $22,000 to full tuition annually [...] More

DeSales University Trustee Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2019
  • Amount: $60,000
  • The selection process for Trustee Scholarships is competitive with awards going to top-ranking applicants based upon grade point average, class rank (if available), and SAT or ACT scores (if provided). Trustee scholarships are valued between $5,000 and $15,000 annually.

    A separate application is not required. Academic scholarships are available for up to eight semesters, and awarded annually. [...] More

Dish Network Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Watching live sporting events has been the most popular reason for watching TV for decades. With the advent of easy-to-use DVR technology in the 1990's, and then it's wide-spread adoption over the last fifteen years, sports remain one of the few types of programming that are consistently watched live versus recorded. Using psychological and sociological principles, attempt to understand and [...] More

Ernie Davis Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/4/2019
  • Amount: $1,300
  • The Ernie Davis Scholarship is a $13,000 scholarship awarded to a student who exhibits qualities of integrity, leadership, courage and humility, which were exemplified by Ernie Davis during his life, and who effectively "spreads the word" about Ernie. In addition, the committee will award a Marty Harrigan Scholarship to a nominee who also effectively "spreads the word". The student must be [...] More

FMC Ice Sports Skaters Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The FMC Skaters Scholarship program was developed in 1993 to provide financial assistance to ice sports participants and recreational ice skaters that demonstrate personal excellence on and off the ice. The scholarships are awarded to ice hockey, figure skating and recreational skaters. All applicants must be New England residents and skate at FMC arenas.

    Note: The postmark date is before [...] More

George Doherty Memorial Scholarship for Wrestling

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The George Doherty Memorial Scholarship is awarded to athletes who established themselves as outstanding wrestlers. Entering freshman selection based on potential for outstanding achievement in intercollegiate wrestling; upperclassmen selection based on previous achievements of wrestling team.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Harold Colby/Ray Barton NH Association of Septage Haulers Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2019
  • Amount: $500
  • NHASH is a professional association that represents committed industry leaders in septic system pumping and maintenance, installation, and repair. Our members are environmentally responsible, engaging in disposal practices that are federal and state approved. Our site is dedicated to helping people in the Granite State find the answers they need for their septic systems.
    [...] More

Jack Diller Education Award

  • Application Deadline: 2/12/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Jack Diller Education Award will be awarded to four successful students residing within Nashville and Middle Tennessee area. Each recipient will receive a scholarship and be honored in an in-arena presentation at a Predators home game at the Bridgestone Arena in March or April.

    Eligibility:
    -College-bound senior currently attending a Nashville or Middle Tennessee area high school (must be [...] More

Jay Cutler Athletic Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The mission of Diabetes Scholars Foundation is to support activities related to education for and about children with diabetes. This includes, but is not limited to, funding scholarships for diabetes education conferences and higher education.
    Sponsored by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation, the Jay Cutler Athletic Scholarship awards five (5) $5,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen with Type 1 [...] More

Joyce Komperda Athlete Support Fund

  • Application Deadline: 8/31/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Joyce Komperda Athlete Support Fund fund is intended to provide financial assistance for intermediate, novice and junior-level athletes who demonstrate financial need. Applicants can be singles, pairs or ice dancing competitor at the intermediate through junior levels and must be a current member of U.S. Figure Skating. A 250-word essay is required as well. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Lacrosse for Life Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/14/2019
  • Amount: $500
  • New Wave Lacrosse has always stood behind an ideology that this sport is about not only creating great lacrosse players, but developing young men into upstanding, responsible, and committed people.

    Each year we watch as our players grow, shift, and evolve towards meeting those goals, and each year we provide our athletes with support and guidance through those changes. We wanted to go above [...] More

Lee E. Schauer Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/4/2019
  • Amount: $12,000
  • The Lee E. Schauer Memorial Scholarship was established in 1989 by family and friends to honor the memory of this fine young man who lost his life in a tragic accident the summer before his senior year of high school.

    It is the wish of the Schauer family that this scholarship be awarded to a college-bound high school senior for whom the award will truly make a difference. For that reason, the [...] More

Mark Collier Caudill Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $500
  • The Mark Collier Caudill Scholarship was established by Virginia Whichard Caudill in 2010 to honor her husband on his birthday and to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors from R.J. Reynolds High School. The scholarship may provide a non-renewable award for a minority male student-athlete who will attend an accredited four-year college or university in pursuit of a degree. [...] More

Massachusetts Youth Soccer Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Massachusetts Youth Soccer Scholarship Program is for high school seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution. A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to one male and one female each year. To be eligible for this scholarship, the student-athlete must have been associated with Massachusetts Youth Soccer for at least the past two years. Each application (and supporting [...] More

Matrix Health Group Memorial Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • At Matrix Health Group our Mission is to provide individualized, focused services to people with bleeding disorders nationwide. Our Vision is to enhance the lives of those we are privileged to serve by providing the best pharmacy and support services possible. Matrix Health Group companies offer nine educational scholarship opportunities to students diagnosed with hemophilia, von Willebrand [...] More

Michael Gendreau Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/5/2019
  • Amount: $250
  • The Michael Gendreau Community Service Scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors who plan to attend a two- or four-year college.

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a resident and graduating senior of Newark, Fremont, or Union City (CA)
    -Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
    -Must have performed a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service to the community in your junior and/or senior years
    -Voluntary [...] More

Mike Lozano Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • This scholarship fund was established in 2013 by family and friends of Coach Lozano. The scholarship is given annually to a graduating high school senior athlete from the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required and students must be interested in pursuing a degree in education and/or coaching for the purpose of teaching and coaching at the high school level [...] More

Mitchell/Tufts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/10/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Mitchell/Tufts Foundation Scholarship was established for members or persons active in the life of a Presbyterian church in the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA)in North Central Texas, or in Los Angeles California, who are students of promise and can demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to members or persons active in the life of the First Presbyterian Church, Richardson Texas, or [...] More

New York Ramblers Scholarship for Student Athletes

  • Application Deadline: 7/12/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • The New York Ramblers Scholarship for student athletes was create to support student-athletes who self-identify as either lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, or intersex (LGBTQI), or are demonstrated and committed allies. Awardees will receive a one-time scholarship, paid directly to their college, to cover tuition and fees. Up to two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded in the summer [...] More

PBA Billy Welu Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Professional Bowlers Association Billy Welu Scholarship is awarded annually, recognizing exemplary qualities in male or female college students who compete in the sport of bowling. The scholarship winner receives $1,000. To be eligible candidates must be amateur bowlers who are currently in college (preceding the application date) and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA or equivalent. The scholarship [...] More

Pittsburg Penguins/Bob Johnson Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/29/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins awards an annual Pittsburgh Penguins/Bob Johnson Memorial Scholarship to a Western Pennsylvania high school senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement, good citizenship, and school/community
    involvement. The student should demonstrate an intense love for the game of hockey personified by on-ice hustle, achievement beyond his/her talent level, leadership, [...] More

Prefontaine Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • In 2005, the Prefontaine Memorial Run Committee established a scholarship program to benefit Coos County high school students who have participated in cross-country and/or track and field programs at their respective schools.

    To qualify for scholarship consideration, the student must be a high school senior, have earned at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, have been a resident of [...] More

Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Every year, we offer the POE Scholarship to a deserving high school senior male who will be attending the University of Illinois, and who exemplifies outstanding qualities in academics, athletics, altruism and the arts. The scholarship is fully funded by our alumni association.

    Any Senior-level male high school student may apply who will be an entering freshman student at the University of [...] More

Quad Cities River Bandits: Bandit Scholars Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Bandit Scholars Program was founded in 2009 by the Quad Cities River Bandits' team owners Dave Heller and Bob Herrfeldt; the program pays the entire first year of college tuition for two Quad Cities area students through the Keith Lucier Memorial Scholarship and the Bandit Scholarship. The deserving recipient of each scholarship will not only have excelled in the classroom, but will have been [...] More

Robert Morris University's League of Legends Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $19,000
  • Robert Morris University is the first university to offer gaming scholarships with the addition of eSports to their varsity lineup. The scholarships are for players of League of Legends, and players will compete for Riot's North American Collegiate Championship and $100,000 in scholarships. Qualified gamers can earn scholarships of up to 50 percent tuition and 50 percent room and board. For more [...] More

Scott-McKenna Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/30/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Named in memory of J.B. Scott and Joe McKenna, founders of RMOWP, the award is given annually to a student with a career interest in communicating about the outdoors. Students need not have a declared major in a communications field. Outdoors subjects include, birding, conservation, science, fishing, hunting, camping, backpacking, paddle and climbing sports. And, the medium may take the form of [...] More

Sean Patrick French Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Sean Patrick French Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by the family of Sean Patrick French following his tragic death as a passenger in an underage drunk driving car wreck on January 1, 2002 and is administered by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Sean was a popular junior at Chatham High School, an honor roll student and a record-setting runner. The scholarship fund, in [...] More

The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation: Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Scholarship for the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment is intended for eligible college and graduate school women who desire to work and contribute their efforts within the field. Due to the under-representation of this demographic in the industry, this scholarship fund has been established in order to aid women in furthering their education, [...] More

The FMC Skaters Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The FMC Skaters Scholarship program was developed in 1993 to provide nancial assistance to ice sports participants and recreational ice skaters that demonstrate personal excellence on and off the ice. The scholarships are awarded to ice hockey, gure skating and recreational skating participants in June of each year. All applicants must be New England residents and skate at FMC arenas.

    Over [...] More

The John F. & Edith L. Wilsterman Scholarship Trust

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The John F. & Edith L. Wilsterman Scholarship Trust program is open to all college and trade/vocational students graduating from Genesee County, Michigan public high schools and from Luke M. Powers Catholic High School. The trust seeks candidates with character and the potential for achievement in post high-school education. Those whose cumulative grades may not reflect their potential because of [...] More

The Pittsburg Promise Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $30,000
  • The Pittsburgh Promise scholarship is a big idea and a real commitment: if you live in the city and attend Pittsburgh Public schools from 9th grade on, a Promise scholarship will be waiting for you at graduation. To receive the scholarship, The Promise requires that you live in the City of Pittsburgh, continuously, without interruption, for at least the four years of high school; attend [...] More

The Sara Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Sara Scholarship was established as part of the final will of Sara Sheehan, who passed away in 2011. The award is granted annually to female high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree and who demonstrate academic achievement, excellence of character, financial need and active engagement with the sport of golf. Skill in playing golf is not a criterion.

    For more information or [...] More

The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation provides annual college scholarships of up to $10,000 to be used toward tuition, student fees, and books. Scholarships are renewable for up to a maximum of four (4) years for any one recipient based on completing the renewal requirements. Recipients are selected from a pool of applicants meeting the following criteria:

    Eligibility:
    -Must be a high school [...] More

The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Travis Memorial Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a career in one of the following professions: landscape design/golf course architecture, golf course turf grass management/golf course superintendent, professional golf management, club professional or sports journalism with a special interest in golf.

    In addition, as part of our effort to promote amateur golf, outstanding [...] More

The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies

  • Application Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women's electoral success across racial and institutional [...] More

Thomas K. Besh Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Tom Besh was first and foremost an educator with an abiding love for the mountains, running, skiing, and adventure. Tom's associations and contributions to the sport of skiing are many and varied commencing with his ski racing career, evolving into a prominent ski coach, and continuing as a driving force behind the Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage. Tom coached at the high school, collegiate, [...] More

University of Cincinnati Balanced Man Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 7/1/2019
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The University of Cincinnati Balanced Man Scholarship is based upon the Balanced Man ideals upon which Sigma Phi was founded. At the University of Cincinnati, our chapter awards 15 scholarships at the beginning of each year to incoming freshman that have proven to be scholars, athletes, leaders, and balanced men throughout high school. The scholarship process consists of three simple steps: [...] More

USA Gymnastics Men's Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The National Gymnastics Foundation provides opportunities for individual, corporate, foundation and government gifts and grants to support, nurture and steward the special programs and initiatives of USA Gymnastics that build scholarship; develop grassroots model programming; strengthen international relationships through world education and competition; and address the mental and physical [...] More

USBC Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2019
  • Amount: $6,000
  • This award annually recognizes star qualities in a female high school senior or college student who competes in the sport of bowling. Star qualities include distinguished bowling performance on the local, regional, state and national levels, academic achievement and extracurricular and civic involvement.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a current USBC Youth member in their senior year of high school or [...] More

USBC Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2019
  • Amount: $6,000
  • This award annually recognizes star qualities in a male high school senior or college student who competes in the sport of bowling. Star qualities include distinguished certified bowling performance on the local, regional, state and national levels, academic achievement and extracurricular and civic involvement. The award winner receives a $6,000 scholarship.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a current USBC [...] More

VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship"

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The VFW and one of its major supporters, Sport Clips Haircuts, have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It's just another way to sanotepay "thank you" to those who [...] More

Winston Churchill Foundation of the USA Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 11/7/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The prestigious Churchill Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfill his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security. An applicant for the Churchill Scholarship must be a citizen of the United States, either native born or [...] More

Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship Contest

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $7,500
  • Are you a Wisconsin high school senior athlete with big plans for the future? As part of our Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship Contest, we've helped some of the top student-athletes across the state reach their academic and athletic goals - and we're here to help you reach yours too! You must be a second semester senior in high school, have participated in a WIAA-sanctioned sport during his/her [...] More

Women's Western Golf Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/30/2019
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The Women's Western Golf Foundation is renewable each year, for four years, provided the recipient shows continued financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a female high school senior who intends to graduate high school in the year of application and must be a United States citizen. Applicant must meet entrance requirements and plan to enroll at an accredited college or [...] More

WWU Scholar-Athlete Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Awards - ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 - are available for basketball, baseball, cross country, track and field, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and women's volleyball. Coaches determine recipients of these awards based on demonstrated talent and skill. If the athlete has an ACT of at least 27, they are eligible for this award. A WWU GPA of at least 3.0 is required for renewal.

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Newbury College Closing Shortly After Enrolling Mount Ida Students

December 18, 2018

by Susan Dutca

Before joining a group of small private liberal arts institutions that had to close its doors due to financial pressures and falling enrollment, Newbury College encouraged students from defunct Mount Ida College to transfer over. The hope was that the addition of students to Newbury's campus would be enough to allow the school to continue its educational mission. Unfortunately, Newbury has announced it will have to shut-down operations next spring and some students who recently arrived from Mount Ida feel "twice betrayed." [...]

'Tis the Season to Win End-of-Year 2018 Scholarships

December 17, 2018

by Susan Dutca

This holiday season, give yourself the best gift a college student can receive: scholarships! What better way to wrap up the year and be financially prepared for next semester than by landing free money for college? If you still need help covering your upcoming tuition bills, these are some of the final scholarships of the year that can help foot the bill. Hurry and apply quick, as all of these scholarships have 2018 deadlines! Take advantage of your winter break by dedicating time to scholarship and grant applications and start next year off with a little less student debt. [...]

Blind NY Resident Suing 50 US Colleges

December 11, 2018

by Susan Dutca

A blind New York resident is suing 50 colleges nationwide over the accessibility of their websites. According to Jason Camacho, the "colleges are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as their websites are not accessible to people with disabilities." This is not the first time Camacho has sued higher education institutions over website accessibility. [...]

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