Scholarships for Student Athletes
Last updated March 9, 2023
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Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship // Iowa Games
Deadline: April 3, 2023
Eligible recipients for the 2022 scholarship are those students who will be in their junior or senior year of high school during the 2022-2023 school year. Applicants must be involved with the Iowa Games, and live/attend school in Iowa.
The Sara Scholarship // Sara Scholarship
Amount: $2,000 per year
Deadline: April 30, 2023
To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be a female high school senior with the intention to graduate at the end of the school year, have above a 3.3 GPA, and demonstrate an active involvement with the sport of golf.
New York Ramblers Scholarship // New York Ramblers Soccer
Deadline: May 1, 2023
This scholarship is for undergraduate student athletes who are members or allies of the LGBTQ+ community. Applicants for the scholarship are reviewed based on financial need, leadership in sports, LGBTQIA2S+ advocacy, academic excellence, and potential for impact based on their future goals.
BigSun Scholarship // BigSun Athletics
Deadline: June 19, 2023
Both high school and college students that are student-athletes are eligible for this scholarship. Students need to submit a 500-1,000 word essay about the influence participation in sports had on them and how participation influenced their future career goals.
Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship // Scholarships360
Deadline: August 1, 2023
This scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students that are planning to pursue a degree in a health or fitness-oriented field. Must answer three essay questions, transcript, and a letter of recommendation when applying.
TrophyCentral Sportsmanship Scholarship // TrophyCentral
Deadline: September 30, 2023
College-bound high school seniors who play a sport and demonstrate sportsmanship and kindness are encouraged to apply to this scholarship. Must write a 500-word statement about sportsmanship and acts of compassion.
NSHSS Student Athlete Scholarships // National Society of High School Scholars
Deadline: October 27, 2023
NSHSS has created this scholarship dedicated to student athletes who are passionate about and excel within their respective sports. Athletes of all genders and of all sports are encouraged to apply. Must write a 500-800-word essay answering the following prompt: “What are the benefits and challenges of balancing your academics with your sport participation? What is it about your sport that makes you passionate? Offer up examples that help to illustrate your point.”
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Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarships // Team DC
Deadline: March 3, 2023
This scholarship is available to self-identified members of the LGBTQIA+ community who are student-athletes. Must live in the DC area to be considered.
CIF Scholar-Athlete of the Year // California Interscholastic Federation
Deadline: March 7, 2023
This scholarship will be awarded to high school seniors who possess integrity and honesty, and have exemplary academic and athletic accomplishments. The student must have played at least two years on a varsity sports team within California, and have a GPA of 3.5 or above.
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program // Foot Locker
Deadline: January 30, 2023
This scholarship is awarded to a student athlete that demonstrates academic excellence, leadership, good sportsmanship, strong moral character, and is committed to empowering their community.
Burger King Scholars Program // Burger King Foundation
Amount: Varies; $1,000-$50,000
Deadline: December 15, 2022
Recipients of this scholarship will be selected based on their GPA, work experience, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.
Francis Ouimet Scholarship // Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund
Deadline: December 1, 2022
Students from Massachusetts who have served as golf caddies for 2+ years are eligible for this renewable scholarship. In addition to their applications, students must submit three essays, recommendations from their high school counselor, and recommendations from their golf club’s supervisor, as well as an Ouimet club chairman or club member recommendation.
Heisman High School Scholarship // Heisman Trophy
Deadline: October 20, 2022
Student-athletes who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and are leaders in their schools and communities are eligible to apply. One school official must review your application before submitting it.
The Evans Scholarship // Western Golf Association
Amount: Full tuition and housing
Deadline: October 15, 2022
This scholarship will be awarded to high-achieving golf caddies with financial need. Applicants must have caddied for at least two years.
Race Entry Student Scholarship // Race Entry
Deadline: August 15, 2022
This scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are passionate about running and have participated in a race - i.e. 5k, 10k, half-marathon, or marathon. Applicants must submit a short essay explaining what inspired you to run, what challenges you faced, and what you learned through the experience.
Billy Welu Scholarship // Professional Bowlers Association
Deadline: June 22, 2022
This scholarship will be awarded to an amateur bowler in college who has at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrates academic excellence and outstanding bowling talents.
Marc E. Lewis Youth Scholarship // FLAG Flag Football
Deadline: May 27, 2022
This scholarship is awarded annually to students from Massachusetts who 1) are student athletes and 2) have made their schools or sports programs safer and more inclusive for LGBTQ+ community members.
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