8 Scholarships for Athletes You Can Apply for Now

Stanford v TexasThere’s nothing better than winning a scholarship that recognizes your effort in an activity that you’re passionate about – extracurriculars like sports continue to remain popular among students of all ages. Contrary to what many believe, athletic activities aren’t only about the wins; most importantly they encourage teamwork and cooperation, persistence, patience, and leadership skills. These are skills that carry over to high school, college, and beyond, so that’s a fact worth conveying in you scholarship applications! Here are a few scholarships that will get you started:

1. Positive Coaching Alliance Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship ProgramChicago, New York, North Texas, Houston, Boston, San Francisco Bay/Sacramento Area, Washington DC Area

Award: $2,000                   Deadline:  May 31
For college-bound student athletes who are currently high school juniors.

2. Lou & Carole Prato Sports Reporting Scholarship

Award: Varies                    Deadline: May 31
For students officially enrolled in as college sophomores or higher with at least one full academic year remaining.  Students must plan to pursue a career in electronic journalism.

3. Alec Kessler Student-Athlete Scholarship

Award: $2,500                   Deadline:  April 6
For Miami, Florida-area high school seniors who not only participate in a sport, but excel in academics and community service.

4. American Legion Baseball Scholarship

Award: Varies                    Deadline: July 15
For high school baseball players who are part of a team affiliated with an American Legion Post.

5. Bill Dickey Scholarship

Award: $1000-$3,000      Deadline: April 30
For high school seniors who participate in golf and community service activities.

6. Billy Welu Bowling Scholarship

Award: $1,000                   Deadline: May 31
For students who compete in the sport of bowling.

7. AAU Karate Scholarship

Award: $1,000                   Deadline: May 3
For students who have participated in AAU Karate for a minimum of four years.

8. SHUT UP & SWEAT Athletic Gear Student Athlete Annual Scholarship

Award: $2,000                   Deadline: August 1
For graduating high school seniors who are student athletes.

And that’s not all. On Cappex you’ll find many more scholarships like these, especially local scholarship opportunities for students in various activities like track and field, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, and much more. Be sure to indicate your athletic activities in your profile and happy scholarship searching!

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Original Post Date: March 20th, 2013

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