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Research has found that female high school athletes are 41% more likely to graduate from college within six years compared to female high school students who did not participate in sports. Learn more about our student-athlete programs.

Dorothea Deitz Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Dorothea Deitz Endowed Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 by the Dorothea Deitz Memorial Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees to encourage young women in New York to pursue careers in the physical education teaching profession. This scholarship is a memorial to Dorothea Deitz, an outstanding teacher, supervisor and director of physical education for many years in Schenectady and Long Island.

Eligibility and Criteria

Students who meet the requirements below are eligible to apply:

  • U.S citizen or legal resident.
  • New York State female high school graduating senior who will be a full-time incoming freshman.
  • Intending to major in Physical Education.
  • Demonstrated financial need.
  • Academic achievement, minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent.
  • Evidence of character, physical education competence, participation in athletics, qualities of leadership, and community service.

Scholarship Allocation

The scholarship can only be used towards tuition.

Scholarship Award

Recipients will receive a minimum of $1,000 per year and is non-renewable.

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 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:

  • Applications that are submitted by mail, e-mail or fax
  • Applications that are missing an official high school academic transcript and/or three (3) dated and
    signed letters of recommendations

Past Recipients

Brittany Kuhn — Sauquoit, N.Y.2018
Alicia Mitchell — Moira, N.Y.2018
Isabella Arrigo — Sauquoit, N.Y.2017
Gabriella Amelio – Bloomingburg, N.Y.2016
Jenna McDonald – Sidney, N.Y.2016

Contact

If after reading these guidelines carefully you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Flores-Amaya: 516.307.3915 or EFlores-Amaya@WomensSportsFoundation.org.

Linda Riddle SGMA Endowed Scholarship

The Linda Riddle/SGMA Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of Linda Riddle, whose life exemplified the principles of good sportsmanship and fairness, competition and courage. Its goal is to provide young female athletes of limited financial means the opportunity to continue to pursue their sport in addition to their college studies.

Scholarship Deadlines

2019 Applications are closed.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • 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:

  1. The recipient’s choice of institutions is not restricted by the donor of the aid;
  2. 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 15.2.6.3).

Per NCAA Division II legislation, a graduating high school senior may accept this scholarship provided:

  1. The recipient’s choice of institutions is not restricted by the donor of the aid; and
  2. There is no direct connection between the donor and the student-athlete’s institution (see NCAA Division II Bylaw 15.2.2.3).

Per NCAA Division III legislation, a graduating high school senior may accept this scholarship provided:

  1. The award is made on one occasion but may be disbursed over multiple years;
  2. The donor of the aid shall not limit the recipient’s choice of institutions to a specific institution; and
  3. There is no direct connection between the donor and the student-athlete’s institution (see NCAA Division III Bylaw 15.2.3.5).

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.

Scholarship Allocation

The scholarship can only be used for tuition and room & board.

Scholarship Award

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.

Past Recipients

2018
Anna Mecca – Cherry Hill, NJ

2017
Peyton Badura – Midlothian, VA

2016 
Jiana Blaha – Miami, FL

2015
Alyssa Hannah – Manson, WA
Michaela Hitchner – Bridgeton, NJ
Samantha Rocha – Downey, CA

2013
Avalon Frantz – Boulder City, Nev.
Lincy Mae Jones – Plymouth, Ind.

2012
Devin McDermott – Bradenton, FL
Lauren Claypoole – Kapaa, HI
Hope Yi – Allendale, NJ

2003
Ashley Davis – Bridgeton, NJ
Rebecca Haschke – Madison, NE
Monica Marie Manalo – La Canada, CA
Andrea Warnke – Fairfax, SD
Daphine Sneed – Beaumont, TX

2002
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

2000
Laurel Sunderman – Phoenix, AZ

1999
Jill Grothusen – Scott City, KS

1996
Tracey Teague – Oroville, CA

Contact

If after reading these guidelines carefully, you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Flores-Amaya: 516.307.3915 or EFlores-Amaya@WomensSportsFoundation.org.