Roll a Strike with Bowling Scholarships
Bowling is one of America’s favorite sports, albeit one that often doesn’t receive the recognition of other favorites. If you are an avid bowler who competes on a local league level, you are probably eligible for some bowling scholarships. Most areas of the United States have bowling associations and scholarships for residents in the area or participants in group competitions. Many of these scholarships value community service, financial need, and academic achievement in addition to bowling skill. If you are looking for a way to pay for college and are an avid bowler, these scholarships may help you cover the cost of earning the degree you want:
USBC Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow
The USBC Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow bowling scholarships provide $6,000 in college funding to female high school seniors or college students who are bowling competitors. Recipients must have shown excellent certified performances at all levels of competition along with extracurricular involvement and academic achievement. To be eligible, students must be female USBC members with at least a 2.5 GPA. To apply, candidates must submit the official application along with two letters of reference and a transcript by October 1. Applications can be found at the USBC website.
USBC Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow
These $6,000 bowling scholarships are available to male members of the USBC who are high school seniors or college students. Eligible applicants must have shown excellent performance in local, state, and national competitions as well as participation in extracurricular activities and academic achievement. To apply, students must submit a completed scholarship application along with transcripts showing at least a 2.5 GPA and two letters of recommendation by October 1. Full program details and official applications are available at the scholarship site here.
PBA Billy Welu Memorial Scholarship
The Billy Welu bowling scholarships are offered annually to male and female college students who demonstrate exemplary qualities in bowling and in life. Winners receive $1,000 toward college costs. To be eligible, candidates must be amateur bowlers and current college students with at least a 2.5 GPA. Applications are available at the official website of the scholarship and are due by May 31.
Dexter All American
Each year, five female and five male USBC members who are high school seniors are chosen for the Dexter All-American USBC High School team. These students receive a $1,000 scholarship for college. To be eligible, students must have exceptional bowling accomplishments, letters of recommendation, involvement in the community and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and at least a 3.0 GPA. Students must be nominated by coaches or other officials to receive an application packet. Once nominated, candidates must submit the completed application along with essays, resumes, transcripts, and other required documentation by April 26. Nominations must be made by March 22. Scholarship information and applications can be found at the official site of the USBC.
Michigan Bowling Scholarship Fund
These bowling scholarships are available to students in the state of Michigan. The program has the mission of preserving interscholastic bowling by promoting academic achievement by student athletes. To qualify for the scholarships, students must have a high GPA and must apply to the fund by providing all documentation for review. Since the scholarships are awarded based on a points basis for competition, interested parties should visit www.mdusbc.com to get full details on qualification and eligibility requirements.
Joe Conrad Bowling Scholarship
These $7,500 bowling scholarships are available each year to USBC youth members who are high school seniors. Eligible applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA. To apply, students must submit the completed official application along with a transcript, and two letters of reference by April 15. Applicants will be selected to receive funding based on academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, and outstanding accomplishments in the sport of bowling. Applications and full program details are available at www.jcscholarship.org.
Whether you are an amateur or semi-professional bowler, there are many excellent bowling scholarships that can help you pay for the costs of earning your college degree. Many of these programs are highly competitive, so it is highly recommended that you apply early for the best chances of getting the college funding you need.