Are you a cheerleader? If you are, and you are planning on attending college, you may qualify for scholarship funds to help you pay for your tuition. Many individual schools offer cheerleading scholarships and some organizations offer scholarships to students across the country.
Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete Program
To be awarded this scholarship, you can either apply for yourself or be nominated by someone else. The scholarship program was started as a way to recognize athletes who do well in school. The group offers two $1,000 scholarships annually. To qualify you must live in the greater Seattle area and be a senior in high school.
This program is different than many others because for three months, the group chooses a Scholar Athlete of the Week who is awarded a $100 scholarship. After three months, and 20 scholars are chosen, each winner can enter an essay contest. Two winners will be chosen for the $1,000 award. Applications can be filled out on the website where you will also find yearly deadlines.
United States/International All Star Federation Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students who want to attend college almost anywhere in the United States. The program was started in 2008 and is offered by the United States/International All Star Federation (USASF) in partnership with their sponsors.
To qualify for this scholarship you must be a high school senior, be a USASF member and participate in one of the organization’s programs. The application process includes the submission of an essay, your high school transcript, a cheerleading or dance photo of yourself, a DVD that depicts one of your performances and recommendations from your All Star Cheer Coach and your program director. Appropriate forms are available on the group’s website.
In total, 10 students will be awarded scholarships each year. The top 10 applicants will be interviewed and then awarded their prize. Yearly deadlines and the application are on the federation’s website. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Cheer Nationals
Christian Cheer Nationals is a cheerleading competition that offers more than $1,000,000 in scholarships as awards for competitors. To qualify, you must compete in the competition. The amount you are awarded will depend on your placement. You can register for the competition on the group’s website. There is an $80 registration fee for teams and a $155 fee for individuals.