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Athletics/Sports RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center Philanthropy News Digest
http://philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/(search)/?tags_interest[]=athletics+%2F+sports
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award
https://www.mhsaa.com/Schools/Students/Scholar-Athlete-Award
2017-18 marks the 29th year Farm Bureau Insurance has sponsored the MHSAA's Scholar-Athlete Award. This year 32 $1,000 scholarships will be available to high school seniors
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Michigan State University
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
http://www.finaid.msu.edu/athletes.asp
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics provides scholarships in 26 sports. The head coach of each sport may request a full scholarship that covers: tuition and fees, room and board, and books. Partial scholarships cover a portion of one or more of these expenses. All scholarships are awarded for a period of one year.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Michigan State Youth Soccer Association Scholarship
http://www.michiganyouthsoccer.org/Page528.aspx
Deadline: October 5
MSYSA is awarding 5 $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school seniors. You must have played soccer within MSYSA for at least six seasons or three years.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Our World Underwater Scholarship Society
http://www.owuscholarship.org
Location: Europe and US
Are you: aged 21-25? a CMAS*** or equivalent diver? and do you have an excellent academic record? Want to gain a years worth of experience in a wide range of fields related to the underwater world with some of the worlds top experts? Could you be an ambassador for the marine environment?
Three Rolex scholarships are currently offered : one in North America, Europe, and Australasia. Each scholar also receives full diving and underwater filming equipment.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Wendy's High School Heisman
https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/
Deadline : October 3
Wendy's Restaurants have teamed up with the Heisman Memorial Trophy Committee to create the Wendy's High School Heisman Award. The award honors both male and female high school students who excel in academics, athletics and student leadership. Eligibility for application is limited exclusively to men and women who have at least a "B" grade average and participate in at least one of 32 sports. We want to hear from all student athletes who work hard, are dedicated, and have become role models for underclassmen. Winners receive Wendy's gift cards, certificates, and patches.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Women's Sports Foundation
Grants
http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/en/home/programs/grants
Grants are awarded to girl-serving organizations who strive to provide diverse, underserved populations of girls ages 8 to 18 with a way to get involved in sport and physical activity. We also award grants to elite female athletes looking to take their competition to the next level through our Travel & Training Fund. We award grants nationwide, but place a strong emphasis on Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York and Seattle metropolitan areas via the leadership of our community offices. There are two open Requests for Proposals (RFP) at this time --- Travel & Training Fund and The Rusty Kanokogi Fund for the Advancement of U.S. Judo. We do not accept or reply to unsolicited requests that are not sent in response to an RFP.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Women's Western Golf Association Scholarships
http://www.wwga.org/
The Women's Western Golf Foundation is a charitable trust providing undergraduate scholarships. Award winners receive a grant in the amount of $2000 yearly. The Scholarship is renewable each year, for four years, if the student meets the following requirements: continued financial need and a grade point average above the 3.0 level. The Scholarship is to be applied toward tuition, room & board, university fees and other school charges.
(Last checked 06/04/18)


Databases

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

MSU Scholarships
https://msu.academicworks.com/
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 06/04/18)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 06/04/18)

UNIGO Athletic Scholarships
https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/athletic
Whether it's football, basketball, lacrosse, or swimming -- there are lots of scholarships available to student athletes. You just have to know where to look! Talk to your coaches, reach out to local organizations that offer scholarships to student athletes, research financial aid options from potential colleges -- and browse our scholarship directory! We've put together a list of scholarships just for athletes. You can browse by sport or view them all to find a scholarship that's right for you. Requires free registration.
(Last checked 06/04/18)


Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Athletic Recruiting and Scholarship Guide: For High School Athletes and Parents. Wayne Mazzoni. New York, N.Y. : Mazz Marketing, 1998. 111pp. Funding Center (1 East) GV351 .M37 1998

Athletic Scholarships. Andy Clark and Amy Clark. New York, N.Y. : Facts on File Publications, 2000. 4th edition, 338pp. Funding Center (1 East) GV583 .G73 2000
Details over $400 million of athletic scholarship aid and tips on how to go about tapping into this aid.

Athletic Scholarships for Dummies. Patrick Britz. Hoboken, N.J. ; Chichester : Wiley Pub, 2006. 316pp. Funding Center (1 East) GV351 .B75 2006
Savvy guidance in navigating the athletic scholarship process Each year, over 1,500 colleges and universities award approximately $1.25 billion in athletic scholarships to over 200,000 incoming freshmen. This friendly guide covers everything parents and college-bound student athletes need to know about securing a full or partial college athletic scholarship. Topics covered include academic eligibility; NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA recruiting regulations; self-promotion; working with high school coaches and guidance counselors; understanding the role of the college recruiter; combining academic with athletic scholarships; and parent and athlete do's and don'ts.

How to Play the Sports Recruiting Game and Get an Athletic Scholarship: the Handbook and Guide to Success for the African-American High School Student Athlete. Rodney J. McKissic. Phoenix, Az. : Amber Books, 1998. 158pp. Funding Center (1 East) GV350.5 .M33 1998
Topics covered include: being strong, confident, academic, spiritually healthy, and a winner; the top coaches, teams, and schools - where they are and how to reach them; which writers, publications, sports reports are important to be featured in and why they are important to your high school athletic career; which summer camps to attend.

A Parent's and Student-Athlete's Guide to Athletic Scholarships : Getting Money Without Being Taken for a (Full) ride. Don Wheeler. Lincolnwood, Ill. : Contemporary Books, 2000. 458pp. Funding Center (1 East) GV351 .W47 2000
Designed to help young athletes and their parents understand the recruiting process and the wide array of scholarships and financial aid available to them.

Peterson's Sports Scholarships and College Athletic Programs. Ron Walker, ed. Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's Guides, 1999. 4th edition, 876pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .P47
A college-by-college look at intercollegiate athletic programs, sports scholarships, and other vital financial aid information -- along with practical advice from firsthand experts on the ins and outs of college sports. [Third edition, 1998 is also available in the Funding Center.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.

 

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