Other Financial Aid
Athletic College Grants
Many athletes believe scholarships are the only way they will be able to pay for college. Fortunately for them, athletic college grants exists. These grants can be secured through a number of sources for those who have the desire to participate in college atheltics. The major benefits to college grants is that it makes it possible for athletes to receive an education without incurring enormous debt.
Everytime a Team USA member participate in official events, the United States Bowling Congress awards a basic grant of $200. Each athlete is entitled to up to $1000 in Educational or Ranking grants each calendar year. If they earn a medal in the Men's World Championships, they could receive additional funding. A gold medal is worth a $500 grant, while silver and bronze earn $350 and $250, respectively.
Bowling Scholarship are also another valuable resource bowlers should consider
For those interested in pursuing the dream of becoming a professional tennis player, the United States Tennis Association offers the two annual recipients $5000 in funding through the Okechi Womeodu Scholar Athlete Grant. This grant is available to junior players between the ages of 14-18 who rank in the top 100 of their age groups and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Some grants are also available for research into strength and conditioning, including a graduate research grant, which awards up to $2500 towards a masters research grant or $5000 towards a doctoral research grant.
The Casey Martin Award was created by Nike in 2001 to recognize the efforts of an athlete who, like Martin, has overcome physical, mental, societal or cultural challenges to excel in their sport, or who advocates for other athletes who face similar challenges. The award includes a $25,000 Nike grant to a beneficiary designated by the award recipient’s choice. This year, the grant will go to the No Barriers Festival (www.nobarriersusa.org), an organization that works to improve quality of life for people with disabilities by increasing their active participation in the natural environment.
Other Athletic College Grants
American Morgan Horse Institute Graywood Youth Horsemanship Grant — $300 to $500 awarded each year to freshman undergraduate student who is member of AMHA.
USBC Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow Award — $1500 awarded each year to an undergraduate student who is a competitive bowler.
World Team Tennis Donnelly Awards — $5000 awarded each year to varied number of undergraduate students.
GoGirlGo! National Grantsis to provide financial assistance to sports and physical activity programs seeking to add new or expanded program participation opportunities for an under-served population of girls, particularly economically disadvantaged girls and/or girls from populations with high incidences of health-risk behaviors.