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Scholarships for Student Athletes

Looking for some extra cash for college? Check out these scholarships for student athletes!

Disclaimer: Some scholarship websites or organizations found on this list may sell your personal information to third parties, including (but not limited to): your name, email address, home address, and phone number. While we aim to share scholarships and scholarship websites that do not sell any student data, we know that those with larger money scholarships may. We encourage you to always be intentional about the scholarships you apply to and the information you share with them.

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BigSun Scholarship 

Amount: $500

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 

Amount: $1,500

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.

Race Entry Student Scholarships

Amount: $500

Deadline: August 15, 2023

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.

TrophyCentral Sportsmanship Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

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. 

The Evans Scholarship 

Amount: Full tuition and housing

Deadline: October 15, 2023

This scholarship will be awarded to high-achieving golf caddies with financial need. Applicants must have caddied for at least two years.

NSHSS Student Athlete Scholarships 

Amount: $2,000

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.” 

Francis Ouimet Scholarship 

Amount: $1,000-$15,000

Deadline: December 1, 2023

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.

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New York Ramblers Scholarship 

Amount: $2,500

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.

The 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.

Girls in Football Scholarship 

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 20, 2023

Female high school seniors participating in a form of football (touch, flag, tackle, etc.) are eligible for this scholarship. Must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must write an essay (500 words or less) outlining how they will use their career choice to make a positive impact in the sports industry.

Marc E. Lewis Youth Scholarship 

Amount: $5,000

Deadline: April 7, 2023

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.

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship 

Amount: $1,000

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.

Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarships 

Amount: $2,000

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 

Amount: $1,500-$10,000

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 

Amount: $20,000

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.

Heisman High School Scholarship 

Amount: Varies

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.

Billy Welu Scholarship 

Amount: $1,000

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.

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