You may be asking yourself, “how can I get an athletic grant to attend college? In addition to great athletic ability, it helps to show local community leadership and maintain a high Grade Point Average (GPA). Here you will find some ideas to for athletic grants and athletic scholarships to help pay for college.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
However, there are many approaches to receiving money for college. Take for instance college scholarships from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Students who succeed in their sports activity could use their own athletic abilities on the court or field and earn a scholarship or internship through the NCAA on the undergraduate level.
Only top-notch sportsmen or perhaps the most successful of athletes obtain scholarships for his or her university, therefore college grants could be considered an alternative way to fund an advanced education. You will find grants accessible through numerous universities from several resources in order for athletes to continue their education without running up large debts. A number of businesses offer scholarships to allow athletes to follow their main activity. To be chosen, all interested students should have high GPAs and excel in their athletic field. Many well-liked sporting activities such as football, soccer and basketball are possible candidates.
For the graduate student athlete there is the NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant Program. See www.ncaa.org for more details. In either case, it is a wonderful method for talented students to participate in sports activities in a university or college setting.
Become a Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer, or Physical Therapist
For low-income Washington residents, there is a grant is available and covers many academic fields, including fitness specialist/personal trainer and physical therapist assistant. See www.lwtech.edu for more details.
For tennis players, there are college grants and awards that may be available from the United States Tennis Association (USTA). For more information see www.usta.com. For example, there is the Okechi Womeodu Scholar Athlete Grant. The grant rewards tennis players with excellent academic records. It also increases the opportunities for young minority tennis players to continue to improve their tennis skills while obtaining a higher education. There are two candidates every year who will have the honor of receiving this $5,000 grant. The applicants should be aged 14-18, have a GPA of 3.0 or better, and rank in the top 100 tennis players on a national level. In addition, there are the World Team Tennis (www.wtt.com) Donnelly Awards, which consist of several grants of up to $5,000, for a number of undergraduate students.
The American Morgan Horse Institute offers one member per year the Graywood Youth Horsemanship Grant, of $300 to $500 to a freshman undergraduate.
The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) even has a grant to help make a dent in the expense of a college education. Up to $1000 is awarded in educational grants each year. A part of the grant is to help Team USA bowlers participate in official events there, so there is a $200 per diem for these events. Even extra funding is awarded for those who earn gold, silver, or bronze medals in the Men’s World Championships. Overall, more than $6 million in scholarship money is offered annually by a variety of bowling organizations in the USA. Another grant for bowlers is the USBC Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow Award, of $1,500, annually for an undergraduate student who bowls competitively. www.Bowl.com/scholarships may provide further details about how bowlers may seek funding to attend college.
Elite Athlete Development Grant
Have you already finished college and you are asking yourself how to get an athletic grant? There are even grants for athletes after they finish college. For example, the USA Track and Field Foundation (USATF) offers the Elite Athlete Development Grant. The purpose of this $5,000 grant is to help pay for housing, health insurance, training expenses, coaching, and travel expenses to attend competitions. To be eligible, you must have completed a college degree and be considered an “elite” level athlete based on your competitions during the past two years. In addition, you must have a clean record in regards to drug testing. If you are awarded the grant, you will participate in USATF’s “Be a Champion” program and commit to two personal public appearances annually.
Nutritional Research Grant
The GNC Nutritional Research Grant is example of an athletic grant that is related to a project you could be researching. It is awarded annually in the amount of $2,500.
The National Strength and Conditioning Association
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an excellent source of information regarding athletic grants and scholarships. Their foundation, the NSCAF furthers the goals of students in need of financial aid to pursue their education in the fields of strength and conditioning research. For further information, you may wish to consult www.nsca-lift.org/NSCAFoundation/grants.shtml In addition, there are also athletic grants for students who are pursuing a master’s degree or Ph.D. Check their website for more details.
The Young Investigator Grant is another grant through the NSCA. You must have been a member of the NSCA for at least a year prior to the deadline for the application. The grant strives to help those employed by non-profit research organizations such as colleges, universities, research institutes, and hospitals, who are within seven years of earning their Ph.D. or M.D. The grant is up to $15,000 and must be related to a project that fits NSCA’s mission.
The Senior Investigator Grant is similar, but instead requires five years of membership in the NSCA prior to application and the award cannot exceed $25,000.
Aborginal Australian Athletes
For Australian aborigines studying in Australia, there are grants managed by the Australian Sports Commission and Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. You will need a Confirmation of Aboriginality. Check with the website www.ausport.gov.au for further details.
To be considered for almost any of the above-mentioned grants, candidates must submit a competed application, referrals and official transcripts. For complete details, check with the issuers of the specific grant for which you are qualified and wish to apply.
Remember to check out our webpages for different kinds of grants to pay for college. When it comes to athletic grants to help sports students pay for college, it is also a good idea to check with the organizations and sponsors for your particular athletic activity.