Athletic Scholarships

Some students are offered athletic scholarships to continue their sport in college. However, not all student athletes are give this opportunity. Luckily, there are outside scholarships open just to student athletes. Some of the scholarships listed are for specific sports, while others are open to all student athletes.

NSAA Scholarship
Sponsor: Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: March 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of Alaska who are high school seniors or current undergraduate students. Applicant must be a member of a high school cross-country ski team in their junior and senior year.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award
Sponsor: Novo Nordisk | WTT Donnelly Awards
Amount: Up to $7,500
Closing Date: April 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students between 14 and 21 years of age who have diabetes and play tennis competitively.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: National Collegiate Athletic Association
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: April 2, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to student athletes who have achieved in their last year of varsity-level intercollegiate winter athletics at an NCAA school. Applicant must be nominated by the faculty athletic representative or athletic director and be enrolling as a full- or part-time graduate students. Applicant must have a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Iowa Games
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 8, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors who have previously participated in any Iowa Games events (Summer Iowa Games, Winter Iowa Games, Iowa Games Net Fest, or Iowa Games Run).

GCSAA Legacy Awards
Sponsor: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Foundation
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: April 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and enrolled students in a recognized undergraduate program in a major field related to turf management. At least one or more of the applicant’s parents or grandparents must be an active Class A, B, C, Equipment Management, A-Retired, B-Retired or AA member of GCSAA and/or IGCEMA for five or more consecutive years.

Scott & Kim Verplank Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Scott & Kim Verplank Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: April 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors who have a childhood diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes. Applicant must have a commitment to participating in athletics by actively participating on an organized team.

Jerry Cahill You Cannot Fail Scholarship
Sponsor: Boomer Esiason Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: April 18, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students athletes with cystic fibrosis who have completed at least one semester of undergraduate work.

John and Sue Gompper Founders Scholarship
Sponsor: Kentucky Youth Soccer Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 23, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have participated in a Kentucky Youth Soccer program during their junior or senior year of high school.

Sports Unlimited Scholarship
Sponsor: Sports Unlimited
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 25, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college freshman and sophomores who play or compete in a sport. Applicant must submit an essay on a piece of gear or equipment currently used in a sport and describe how to improve it and why.

Dexter All-American Team Scholarship
Sponsor: U.S. Bowling Congress
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: April 26, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to USBC high school members who are nominated by a coach or team administrator.

Sara Scholarship
Sponsor: Henry & Sara Sheehan Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to female high school seniors who have some involvement with the sport of golf.

Six Star Scholarship
Sponsor: Six Star Pro Nutrition
Amount: $15,000
Closing Date: April 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States who are between the ages of 18 and 22 years of age and are either graduating high school seniors or current college students. Applicant should be someone who excels in athletics, academics (at least a 3.0 GPA), and community. Applicant must write an essay or create a video (or do both) that shows why you deserve the scholarship. There will be one female and one male scholarship winner.

Fisher Cats Scholarship
Sponsor: New Hampshire Fisher Cats Foundation
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are residents of New Hampshire or Massachusetts. Applicant must be a student athlete.

Swim with Mike Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship
Sponsor: Swim with Mike
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to athletes who participated in organized competitive youth, high school or collegiate athletics and subsequently have sustained a life changing accident or illness (e.g. paralysis, blindness, cancer, amputation, head injuries).

Vermont Golf Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Vermont Golf Association
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to residents of the state of Vermont who are graduating high school seniors or current college students and who have an affiliation to the game of golf.

AAU Karate Scholarships
Sponsor: Amateur Athletic Union of the United States
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 3, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have participate in AAU Karate for a minimum of four years. Student must be a graduating high school senior who will be attending an accredited college or university in the fall or a current undergraduate student.

Hawaii Softball Foundation Annual Scholarship
Sponsor: Hawaii Softball Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: May 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are members of a high school softball team within the State of Hawaii and who are accepted to a university, college, community college, vocational or trade school, or pursuing other post-high school study for the 2019 academic year.

BDSA Scholarships
Sponsor: Bill Dickey Scholarship Association (BDSA)
Amount: Up to $14,000 over four years
Closing Date: May 24, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who participate in golf. Applicant must provide financial need information.

Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarships
Sponsor: Positive Coaching Alliance
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: May 31, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors (Class of 2020) who reside anywhere in the United States and play for a high school team or club sport.

Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: The Walter J. Travis Society, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: June 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in the full-time undergraduate or graduate studies. Applicant must be pursuing a career in 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.

Pro Stock Hockey Student Athlete Scholarship
Sponsor: Pro Stock Hockey
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: August 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who play for the school’s hockey team.

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