38 New Scholarships for Student Athletes – Class of 2019-2020

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The life of a student-athlete is no easy feat. With relentless hours of training outside of their school curriculum, a student’s love for any sport can turn into a full time job. Unfortunately, this dedication doesn’t always lead to a wealthy reward like making it into the NFL or U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. But it can be enough to qualify for valuable scholarships to further their education. In 2017, only 181,306 out of 7.3 million high school student-athletes received a sports scholarship. 

With a high demand of student-athletes seeking financial assistance for their college careers, competition is fierce. We have developed a list of scholarships for student-athletes to level the playing field. We encourage you to apply to any of these that you qualify!

Remember that student-athletes are not limited to only sports scholarships. Check out our other lists of scholarships for more opportunities. Best of luck!

 

NCAA Division I Degree Completion Award Program

Overview: The NCAA Division I Degree-Completion Award Program was established in 1989 to assist student-athletes who could not complete their education during their five-year eligibility period. To be eligible to apply for the program, a student-athlete must have competed at an NCAA Division I institution, have received athletics-related financial aid, and be within 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) of completion of his or her degree. To date, the program has awarded over $30 million to over 2,900 deserving student-athletes and 90 percent of the award recipients have successfully completed their undergraduate degrees.

Deadline: See Website (Application Opens: August 1, 2019)

Award Amount: Awards Vary

 

Cameron Impact Scholarship

Overview: The Cameron Impact Scholarship will be awarded annually, in December, to approximately 10-15 high-school seniors (applications are due in May and September preceding the awards). This four-year, merit-based scholarship (“Scholarship”) is intended to cover the full tuition and ‘qualified educational expenses’ (as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) at the recipient’s chosen collegiate institution (estimated to be between $20,000-$50,000 per annum). ‘Educational expenses’ vary amongst higher institutions, but the Scholarship is intended to cover tuition, fees, course-related expenses, books, supplies, and equipment.

Deadline: September 13, 2019

Award Amount: $20,000-$50,000 per annum

 

Southwestern Tack Scholarships

Overview: Are you a busy college student and yet still make time to compete with your horse? If the answer is Yes, then you are a horse lover and we would like to help you. Going to college is hard enough.  Add to that taking care of a horse and competing in equine events can really put a crunch on your time. You are the type of student Southwestern Equine would like to help pay for some of your college tuition.

Deadline: September 1, 2019

Award Amount: Three $500 awards

 

TrophyCentral Sportsmanship Scholarship Award

Overview: TrophyCentral is thrilled to be able to offer a qualifying high school senior a $1,000 scholarship award to be applied to their first year’s tuition to a college or university.

Deadline: September 2019

Award Amount: $1,000

 

Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship

Overview: The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Scholarship for the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment is intended for eligible college undergraduate and graduate school women who desire to work and contribute their efforts within the field. Due to the underrepresentation of this demographic in the industry, this scholarship fund has been established in order to aid women in furthering their education, encourage their valued participation in the profession, and benefit the profession as a whole.

Deadline: November 17, 2019

Award Amount: $1,000

51 Scholarships Worth $1,000 for High School Students

Campbell Scholarship

Overview: The William C. Campbell Scholarship is for West Virginia high school seniors who are graduating and going to college. Since its inception, nearly $100,000 has been awarded to more than 80 recipients. Each year the West Virginia Golf Association, awards this scholarship based on the student’s merit and exemplifies exceptional quality in their involvement, not only in the game of golf, but their community. The scholarship, named after Mr. Campbell, continues to live on through his legacy of what it means to be a true lady and gentleman.

Deadline: Early January

Award Amount: See Website

 

Athletic Scholarships for Football Players 2019-2020Evans Scholarship

Overview: The Evans Scholarship is a full tuition and housing college scholarship for high-achieving caddies with limited financial means. To qualify, caddies must meet the requirements of having a strong caddie record, excellent academics, demonstrated financial need and outstanding character. Scholarship applications are accepted at the beginning of an applicant’s senior year of high school, as well as from college freshmen.

Deadline: October 30, 2019

Award Amount: See Website

 

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Scholarship

Overview: The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation Scholarship for the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment is intended for eligible college undergraduate and graduate school women who desire to work and contribute their efforts within the field. Due to the underrepresentation of this demographic in the industry, this scholarship fund has been established in order to aid women in furthering their education, encourage their valued participation in the profession, and benefit the profession as a whole.

Deadline: November 17, 2019

Award Amount: Eight $1,000 awards

 

Pride Foundation Varsity Athletics Scholarship

Overview: Pride Foundation provides essential financial resources and community support to LGBTQ+ and allied student leaders in the Northwest—particularly those who face barriers due to race, economic circumstances, identity, ability, location, or lack of family support.

Deadline: See Website (Application Opens: October 11, 2019)

Award Amount: See Website

 

NSCA Foundation Scholarships

Overview: The purpose of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF) is to support the mission of the National Strength and Conditioning Association by providing funding for educational and research activities that enhance the practical application of strength and conditioning. All general and specific guidelines for each respective scholarship are outlined below and should be closely read by the applicant to ensure all guidelines have been met prior to submission.

Deadline: October 15, 2019 (Application Opens: August 1, 2019)

Award Amount: Multiple $2,000 awards

 

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

Overview: The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities. Whether you’re the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you’ve cultivated in the locker room and used to them create a powerful, positive impact on the lives of others around you.

Deadline: January 2, 2020 (Application Opens: September 25, 2019)

Award Amount: Twenty $20,000 awards

 

Women’s Western Scholarship

Overview: The Women’s Western Golf Foundation was established in 1971 by the Women’s Western Golf Association and is committed to increasing participation of women in golf and dedicated to providing Women’s Western Scholarships to worthy and deserving undergraduate women. Since its inception, the Women’s Western Golf Foundation has awarded over $4.2 million in scholarships to more than 665 young women across the country. The Women’s Western Scholarships are valued at $10,000. They will be payable over four years of undergraduate studies and awarded to 15 outstanding young women.

Deadline: January 10, 2020 (Application Opens: October 1, 2019)

Award Amount: Awards Vary

 

Athletic Scholarships for Soccer Players 2019-2020

Jim McKay Graduate Scholarship

Overview: In 2008, the National Collegiate Athletic Association established the Jim McKay Scholarship to recognize the immense contributions and legacy of pioneer sports journalist Jim McKay. Annually, one male and one female student or student-athlete will be awarded a one-time $10,000 Jim McKay scholarship in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and their potential to make a major contribution to the sports communication industry.

Deadline: See Website (Application Opens: September 14, 2019)

Award Amount: Two $10,000 awards

 

USTA Mid-Atlantic Tournament Scholarship

Overview: USTA Mid-Atlantic created a scholarship program that supports highly competitive junior players in need of financial assistance. As they gain competitive tennis experience, travel to various tournaments and build character through the sport, USTA provides a financial award to players and their families. These skills will benefit them and our community well-beyond their years on the court. This program emphasizes volunteerism and has traditionally engaged scholarship recipients as youth ambassadors and mentors.

Deadline: December 1, 2019

Award Amount: Up to $500

 

USTA Mid-Atlantic Camp Scholarship

Overview: Tennis camps enhance players’ skills and enjoyment of the game in an energetic and positive learning environment. The USTA Mid-Atlantic Section Camp Scholarship program gives dozens of young athletes the unique opportunity to attend a summer camp for one week, free of charge. The Camp Scholarship program is made possible by the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section and tennis camps that donate camp sessions.

Deadline: See Website (Rolling Applications)

Award Amount: See Website

 

Professional Tennis Management Scholarship

Overview: The USTA Foundation is offers a scholarship targeting those High School seniors who exhibit a passion for tennis and plan on seeking a Professional Tennis Management degree at one of the schools offering this program.

Deadline: March 9, 2020 (Application Opens: December 16, 2019)

Award Amount: Two $10,000 awards

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Goldie Bateson Scholarship

Overview: The Goldie Bateson Scholarship is an initiative of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) Midwest Section membership and is awarded to junior golfers between the ages of 7 and 17 who have an interest in learning and playing the game of golf.

Deadline: See Website (Application Opens: August)

Award Amount: Ten $250 awards

 

Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Sports Teams and Leagues Sponsorships

Overview: At DICK’S Sporting Goods and the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation, we believe Sports Matter because participation in sports makes people better. Sports increase confidence and motivate kids to stay in the classroom and aim for higher education. They help build character and teach life lessons that extend well beyond the playing field. That’s why we’ve made it the mission of our Foundation, Community, and Sports Matter programs to give young athletes opportunities to play.

Deadline: N/A

Award Amount: Awards Vary

 

Athletic Scholarships for Baseball Players 2019-2020

Scovell Scholarship

Overview: The Scovell Foundation annually awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to North Texas youths with high moral character, leadership abilities, financial need and a connection to sports. The foundation funds 10 scholarships for graduating high school seniors planning on attending college in the state of Texas, as well as five continuing scholarships for previous Scovell Scholars still in college.

Deadline: March 1, 2020

Award Amount: Multiple $4,000 awards

 

Cooke College Scholarship Program

Overview: The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities.

Deadline: See Website (Application Opens: August 1, 2019)

Award Amount: Up to $40,000 per year

 

Bill Kane Scholarship

Overview: The award is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to an undergraduate student. Recipients may spend the award in any manner they desire. Recipients will also receive a one-year complimentary student membership in SHAPE America. The application materials must be received by October 15.

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Award Amount: $1,000

 

Barbara A. Cooley Master’s Scholarship

Overview: The award is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a master’s level student. Recipients may spend the award in any manner they desire. Recipients will also receive a one-year complimentary student membership in SHAPE America. The application materials must be received by October 15.

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Award Amount: $1,000

 

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship

Overview: Since 1995, SHAPE America has awarded scholarships to outstanding undergraduate and graduate student members. The Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship, developed by the past presidents of SHAPE America to honor deserving students, is awarded to three undergraduate students and two graduate students in January of each year. All scholarships are presented at the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo held in the spring.

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Award Amount: Awards Vary

 

WWGF Scholarship

Overview: The Foundation is an outgrowth of the Women’s Western Golf Association. Its primary sources of income have been contributions by Association members, proceeds from golf clubs and groups participating in the annual Foundation Scholarship Day event, proceeds from the WWGA Tournaments, and individual donations from friends and benefactors.

Deadline: January 10, 2020 (Application Opens: October 1, 2019)

Award Amount: $2,000

 

Athletic Scholarships for Volleyball Players 2019-2020

MHSSA Scholar Athlete Award

Overview: For 30 years, the MHSAA and Farm Bureau Insurance have honored the best student-athletes in Michigan. Again this year they will award 32 students with $1,000 scholarships based on achievement and leadership in athletics and activities, as well as responses to short-answer and essay questions. In many ways, this is the most prestigious honor the MHSAA awards annually.

Deadline: November 30, 2019

Award Amount: Multiple $1,000 awards

 

Rusty Kanokogi Fund For The Advancement Of U.S. Judo

Overview: The Rusty Kanokogi Fund for the Advancement of U.S. Judo was established in 2009 to provide direct financial assistance to aspiring judo athletes with successful competitive records who have the potential to achieve even higher performance levels and rankings.  Requests for assistance are considered for coaching, specialized training, equipment, athletic apparel and/or travel. An individual may request up to $5,000. The Fund was established by Richard Ader and is replenished through earnings on the endowment and donations.

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Award Amount: Up to $5,000

 

Graywood Youth Horsemanship Grant

Overview: The American Morgan Horse Institute, Inc. encourages excellence in youth by providing scholarships and grants to outstanding young men and women. It is intended that recipients of this grant be Morgan youth club or American Morgan Horse Association members, ages 13 – 21, in good standing. Recipient need not own his/her own Morgan horse nor have competed in any particular number of shows nor have achieved any particular degree of ribbon placement at any show.

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Award Amount: See Website

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NCSA All In Award

Overview: NCSA goes all in to help those deserving student-athletes who may not otherwise find a way to play at the college level. We want to make sure those with a true passion for their sport, a passion for higher education, and the desire to succeed are given what they need to create their own path to college.

Deadline: See Website

Award Amount: Awards Vary

 

ACE Grants

Overview: The Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Grant provides financial assistance to young men and women who aspire to earn a college golf scholarship through competitive junior golf.

Deadline: January 25, 2020

Award Amount: Awards Vary

 

Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship

Overview: The scholarships are named in honor of the late Dr. Prentice Gautt, a former Big 12 Conference staff member and student services’ pioneer who passed away in March 2005. The list of all-time recipients has grown to 441 since the inception of the league in 1996-97. Starting in 2002-03, additional funding increased scholarship award winners to two per member institution.

Deadline: See Website

Award Amount: $10,000

 

Athletic Scholarships for Basketball Players 2019-2020

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Scholarships

Overview: The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ scholarship application is a two part process starting with an online application, then followed by supplemental application documents. Once you have submitted the online portion, the supplemental documents will be emailed to you. Application samples will be posted once available.

Deadline: February 4, 2020 (Application Opens: November 2019)

Award Amount: Awards Vary

 

Wojnarowsky Memorial Scholarship

Overview: Wayne Wojnarowsky was killed in an automobile accident in October of 1999.  Wayne was the embodiment of the dedicated roller skater, beginning as a competitor and evolving as a coach, a parent, a club official and a member of the USARS Board of Directors.  He was a disciplined person who believed in the structure of sport as a means for developing physical and emotional skills that would help young people to grow into successful adults.  In his memory, Wayne’s family has endowed through USARS, a perpetual scholarship of $1,000 per year that will be awarded annually to the National Champion in Junior World Class Figures, alternating each year between the male and female winner.

Deadline: See Website

Award Amount: $1,000

 

Joyce Komperda Athlete Support Fund

Overview: In September 2009, Joyce Komperda, a longtime friend of U.S. Figure Skating, made a generous gift to establish the Joyce Komperda Athlete Support Fund. The fund is intended to provide financial assistance for intermediate, novice and junior-level athletes who demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: August 30, 2019

Award Amount: See Website

24 NO ESSAY Scholarships for the Class of 2020

Buch Family Academic Scholarship

Overview: In 2013, The Buch Family Academic Scholarship was established to honor the memories of Ilse, Fredric and Peter Buch. The scholarship, based on athletic and academic achievements and financial need, recognizes active amateur skaters who pursue excellence in both their academic and athletic pursuits.

Deadline: August 30, 2019

Award Amount: See Website

 

U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund

Overview: The U.S. Figure Skating Memorial Fund provides three opportunities for financial assistance to skaters striving to reach goals both on and off the ice.

Deadline: August 30, 2019

Award Amount: See Website

 

RISE Youth Essay Contest

Overview: The objective of the RISE Youth Essay contest is to provide an opportunity for qualified young members of U.S.Figure Skating to connect with figure skating’s history and share their personal reflections and thoughts on the impact of the 1961 World Team.

Deadline: August 30, 2019

Award Amount: Multiple $1,000 awards

 

U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors

Overview: U.S. Figure Skating and the Pioneer Fund have joined to support the U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team, designed to recognized high school-age U.S. Figure Skating members who have distinguished themselves in figure skating, high school academics and community involvement.

Deadline: September 13, 2019

Award Amount: Multiple $2,500 awards

 

High School Student Athlete Scholarship

Overview: Playing sports at the collegiate level is an amazing experience and may also lead to athletic scholarships to help pay for tuition. Our award is a $1,000 scholarship to students who wish to continue their athletic participation in college. You must be a high school senior or younger student athlete or parent applying on behalf of a student athlete.

Deadline: July 31, 2019

Award Amount: $1,000

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