2019 Applications are closed.
- Applicant must be a female U.S. citizen or legal resident.
- Applicant must be graduating high school in the spring of 2020 and entering college in the fall of 2020 as a first-year student.
- Applicant must participate on an officially recognized high school athletic team.
- Applicant must maintain a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale.
- Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
- Applicant must be planning to pursue a full-time course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Athlete Scholarship and College Eligibility
Per NCAA Division I legislation, a graduating high school senior may accept this scholarship provided:
- The recipient’s choice of institutions is not restricted by the donor of the aid;
- There is no direct connection between the donor and the student-athlete’s institution; and (3) The financial aid is not provided by an outside sports team or organization that conducts a competitive sports program to an individual who is or has been a member of that team or organization (see NCAA Division I Bylaw 184.108.40.206).
Per NCAA Division II legislation, a graduating high school senior may accept this scholarship provided:
- The recipient’s choice of institutions is not restricted by the donor of the aid; and
- There is no direct connection between the donor and the student-athlete’s institution (see NCAA Division II Bylaw 220.127.116.11).
Per NCAA Division III legislation, a graduating high school senior may accept this scholarship provided:
- The award is made on one occasion but may be disbursed over multiple years;
- The donor of the aid shall not limit the recipient’s choice of institutions to a specific institution; and
- There is no direct connection between the donor and the student-athlete’s institution (see NCAA Division III Bylaw 18.104.22.168).
Athletes applying for the scholarship are responsible for checking the financial aid regulations of the NCAA or sports organization governing their current or future high school, college or university to avoid jeopardizing their eligibility for sports participation. For specific questions about your collegiate eligibility, please contact the NCAA or your collegiate institution directly.
Team Scholarship and College Eligibility
NCAA Amateurism rules allow an individual, on an outside team, to receive expenses from that team provided they do not exceed those individuals’ actual and necessary expenses and are related to competition, or practice in preparation for competition. For example, “general” training expenses would not qualify for this exception, but actual and necessary expenses for meals, lodging and transportation that are directly related to competition would fit within this exception. If an individual accepts actual and necessary expenses it is the responsibility of each institution to ensure that its student-athletes comply with NCAA legislation.
Please note that if an individual receives preferential treatment, and/or a benefit or service because of the individual’s athletic reputation or skill, or pay-back potential as a professional athlete this may affect the student-athlete’s amateur status.
The scholarship can only be used for tuition and room & board.
One (1) $1,500 scholarship will be awarded. Special consideration is given to those who intend to participate in intercollegiate athletics and/or are interested in pursuing a career in sports.
How to Apply
During the program application period, an authorized representative must visit Foundant GLM, the Women’s Sports Foundation’s grant-management system, and follow the directions to register a new user profile or update an existing profile. Limit one (1) profile per person/email address. Once your profile is registered, you will be able to save and submit your application on the website.
Please read carefully through the full eligibility requirements, college guidelines and program criteria before starting a Foundant account and applying. Applicants will be judged on what information is available or provided at the time of application submission.
Notification of Application Acceptance
You will receive an e-mail at the e-mail address provided in your profile when your application has been received.
Any application that is late or incomplete will not be accepted.
Other conditions under which an application will not be accepted:
- Any applications that are mailed, e-mailed or faxed
- Any applications missing a transcript outlining your athletic and leadership activities freshman through senior year of high school
- Any applications missing an official high school academic transcript
- Any applications missing two (2) dated and signed letters of recommendations
- Any application that includes additional materials attached (photos, writing samples, etc.), which are prohibited.
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Jiana Blaha – Miami, FL
Alyssa Hannah – Manson, WA
Michaela Hitchner – Bridgeton, NJ
Samantha Rocha – Downey, CA
Avalon Frantz – Boulder City, Nev.
Lincy Mae Jones – Plymouth, Ind.
Devin McDermott – Bradenton, FL
Lauren Claypoole – Kapaa, HI
Hope Yi – Allendale, NJ
Ashley Davis – Bridgeton, NJ
Rebecca Haschke – Madison, NE
Monica Marie Manalo – La Canada, CA
Andrea Warnke – Fairfax, SD
Daphine Sneed – Beaumont, TX
Melissa Griggs – De Soto, IL
Elizabeth Lyona – Hill City, SD
Annie Miller – Springdale, AR
Sarah Schmidt – Ogden, IL
Kara Cochran – Monte Vista, CO
Tiffany Gugel – Roseburg, OR
Tracy Mackinnon – Plymouth, WI
Kari Reinhard – Alvada, OH
Shannon Woods – Rockvale, TN
Laurel Sunderman – Phoenix, AZ
Jill Grothusen – Scott City, KS
Tracey Teague – Oroville, CA
If after reading these guidelines carefully, you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Flores-Amaya: 516.307.3915 or EFlores-Amaya@WomensSportsFoundation.org.