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NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Programs

The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable grants. OVERVIEW OF NOMINATION PROCESS The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship nomination is to be submitted by the faculty athletics representative (FAR) or by a FAR designee. It is the responsibility of the FAR or FAR designee to ensure all sections of the nomination are submitted to the NCAA national office not later than the sport season deadlines. FARs or FAR designees must nominate qualified student-athletes using the Postgraduate Scholarship Online Submission System. In total, there are five sections to be completed. Additionally, FARs must ensure that the nominee’s transcripts are sent to the NCAA national office. Emails will be sent from the online system to the student-athlete and three individuals for recommendations. The emails are generated after the FAR submits his or her nomination section. Nomination Sections 1. FAR nomination- includes a formal recommendation for the nominee. 2. Student-athlete section- to be completed by the nominee, which includes a formal personal statement. 3. Head coach recommendation. 4. Athletics administrator recommendation. 5. Professor recommendation. Please check the website for more information.

A.L. (Mike) Monroe/Ralph D. Williams, III Sports Scholarship Awards Program

This program offers student athletes the opportunity to pursue their athletic ambitions while earning an advanced educational degree at the academic institution of their choice, by awarding a $5,000 scholarship to each successful candidate for his/her education. Eligible applicants must: be a legal dependent of an IUPAT member in good standing; enroll in the school of their choice within one year of the award date; and be registered with the NCAA Clearing House and declare the athletic program in which he/she will be participating.

Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics

The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through postgraduate scholarships. The NCAA awards $7,500 to 13 scholarships to ethnic minorities and 13 scholarships to female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of postgraduate studies. The applicant must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or program that will help the applicant obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or a career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics. Eligibility Students or student-athletes at an active NCAA member institution who: Are at least in their final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or will not be using any remaining athletics eligibility. Have an overall undergraduate minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.200 (based on a 4.000 scale) or its equivalent, including all undergraduate hours earned at all undergraduate institutions attended. The grade-point average may not include any graduate-level hours. Are seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or other graduate program that will assist the applicant in obtaining a career in intercollegiate athletics (athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or other career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics). Have not begun any initial postgraduate studies or graduate level hours. Are U.S. citizens. Must enroll in an NCAA member institution on a full-time basis. Are outstanding citizens and excellent role models for the institution and intercollegiate athletics as a whole. Applicants must have performed with distinction as a student body member at their respective undergraduate institution. The applicant's involvement in extracurricular activities, course work, commitment to pursuing a career in intercollegiate athletics and promise for success in such a career will be considered. Additionally, a scholarship recipient may not use more than one NCAA award for postgraduate studies. Foreign applicants are not eligible to receive an NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Programs

The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable grants. OVERVIEW OF NOMINATION PROCESS The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship nomination is to be submitted by the faculty athletics representative (FAR) or by a FAR designee. It is the responsibility of the FAR or FAR designee to ensure all sections of the nomination are submitted to the NCAA national office not later than the sport season deadlines. FARs or FAR designees must nominate qualified student-athletes using the Postgraduate Scholarship Online Submission System. In total, there are five sections to be completed. Additionally, FARs must ensure that the nominee’s transcripts are sent to the NCAA national office. Emails will be sent from the online system to the student-athlete and three individuals for recommendations. The emails are generated after the FAR submits his or her nomination section. Nomination Sections 1. FAR nomination- includes a formal recommendation for the nominee. 2. Student-athlete section- to be completed by the nominee, which includes a formal personal statement. 3. Head coach recommendation. 4. Athletics administrator recommendation. 5. Professor recommendation. Please check the website for more information.

The Bonfire Foundation - Scholarship

Giving to provide financial and motivational support to youth, helping them realize that they can raise the quality of their lives and the lives of those around them. The foundation will also provide educational grants to students enthusiastic to be collegiate team members but who are in need of financial assistance to achieve their dreams. See foundation web site for downloadable application form. Application form required. Board meeting date(s): Annually in June Deadline(s): June 1

Walt McPherson Athletic Endowment

Intercollegiate Athletics Dept Sponsor: (Founding) Walt & Frances McPherson Award & Criteria: Call number 408-924-1200 for more information.

Athletic Scholarships

CSU, Chico is a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), NCAA Division II Athletic conference, and offers athletic grants

Division II Degree Completion Award Program

The NCAA established the Division II Degree Completion Award Program in 2001 to provide deserving student-athletes financial assistance for them to complete their first baccalaureate degree. Candidates will be students who have exhausted their athletics eligibility and have received athletics financial aid. The selection process for the national award emphasizes the academic performance of the student-athlete. Other factors considered are financial circumstances, athletic achievement and involvement in campus and community activities. To date, nearly $4 million has been given to approximately 1,000 deserving student-athletes. Of those student-athletes who have received the award since its inception, 94 percent have earned their undergraduate degree using this program. Requirements for the Award Applicant shall be a student-athlete who has exhausted athletics eligibility at an active NCAA Division II institution within the past academic year. Awards are limited to student-athletes during their first 10 semesters or 15 quarters of full-time collegiate attendance. Applicant shall not be participating in another intercollegiate sport during the period of the award. Applicant must have received athletics-related financial aid from the NCAA Division II member institution. Applicant must be within 32 semester or 48 quarters hours of completion of his or her first undergraduate degree at the completion of the spring term. Applicant must have a 2.50 cumulative grade-point average. Applicant shall not receive any athletics aid if awarded a Division II Degree Completion Award. Applicant shall use the grant to complete undergraduate degree requirements from the Division II institution where the applicant last competed.

The Stevek Scholarship

The purpose of the Stevek Scholarship is to provide financial need-based scholarships to Stratton Mountain Ski School Freestyle Competition participants to cover all or a part of the following expenses: ski pass, Allegro Program fee, competition fee and equipment. Applications will be ranked based on financial need, character/sportsmanship, academic achievement and freestyle competition accomplishments, in that order. Awards up to $2,500 will be granted. Other Application Requirements: ? Character/sportsmanship reference from coach(es) at the Stratton Mountain Ski School. (May be sent with application or under separate cover.) ? Essay: How has Freestyle Competition affected you individually and your goals for your future? ? Transcript of your grades through the most recent marking period.

Bill Leesburg Golf Scholarship

Provides an award to a student who qualifies for the CSUSB Golf team, maintains a GPA of 3.0 or higher, demonstrates community service activity, and meets all relevant eligibility requirements to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Preference given to student with financial need. The most recent award was $350.

Timothy J. Hochstetler Memorial Fund

Scholarship to a boy and girl attending Plymouth High School involved in athletics.

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