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.
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.
Year of Need: 1st Year Grad,
Num Awards: 26
Min Award: Varies
Max Award: 7,500
The National Collegiate Athletic Association
700 W. Washington Street P.O. Box 6222
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6222
Contact Person: Lori Thomas