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Athletics/Sports RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_athletics.jhtml
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 09/09/13)

Athletic Sports Scholarships for Women
http://athleticscholarships.net/scholarships-women-title-ix.htm
(Last checked 09/09/13)

Colleges, College Scholarships, and Financial Aid Page (2001)
Athletic Scholarships
http://www.college-scholarships.com/athletic.htm
NCAA Division I and Division II institutions, and some NAIA and NJCAA institutions offer scholarships in baseball, basketball, cross country, crew, fencing, field hockey, golf, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, track, volleyball, and wrestling. Some colleges and universities offer athletic scholarships in other sports as well. This web site provides web links to organizations that assist students in finding and securing athletic scholarships and grant in aids. Be aware that most charge a fee.
(Last checked 09/09/13)

Findlaw's Sports Recruiting Page
http://sports.findlaw.com/sports_guide/agencies/recruiting/
Links to recruiting services that can help athletes find scholarhips to attend college, primarily for a fee.
(Last checked 09/09/13)

Michigan High School Athletic Association
http://www.mhsaa.com
Offering 32 $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors as part of its scholar-athlete award program. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 grade point average, have won a varsity letter in the sport in which they are applying prior to their senior year and been involved in other activities, both school-sponsored and outside of school. Individual applications must be returned to your high school athletic director by Nov. 25.
(Last checked 09/09/13)

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 09/09/13)

Michigan State Youth Soccer Association Scholarship
http://www.michiganyouthsoccer.org
Deadline February 1st
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 09/09/13)

NAIA and NCAA Athletic Scholarships
http://www.collegesportsscholarships.com
College Sports scholarships. An information and resource site for athletes who want to apply for college athletic scholarships. Information and advice is free. It is a wonderful resource for athletes who are not in the top 5% or the blue chip category and is a “do it yourself” alternative to expensive recruiting services, as an added bonus it teaches students basic communication skills.
(Last checked 09/09/13)

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
Grants and Scholarships
http://www.nsca-lift.org/Foundation/grants-and-scholarships/
Deadline : March 15
The National Strength and Conditioning Foundation, formed in 1989, is designed to financially support higher education of students pursuing a career in the strength and conditioning field and to facilitate and disseminate strength and conditioning research. Seven (7) programs make up the foundation activities, including the Graduate Research Grant, the Undergraduate Research Grant, the Challenge Scholarship, the High School Scholarship, the Women and Minority Scholarship, Nutricia Nutritional Research Grant and the Power Systems Professional Scholarship.
(Last checked 09/09/13)

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 09/09/13)

United States Golf Association
Fellowships
http://www.usga.org/about_usga/philanthropy/fellowship/Fellowship/
The USGA Fellowship in Leadership and Service is committed to providing opportunities for personal development through golf and its values. This two-year program connects college graduates at the outset of their careers with resources that enable them to grow personally and professionally. Fellows work in all facets of the USGA Grants Initiative in a challenging environment with a high level of responsibility. The Fellowship also provides an educational component to aid recent college graduates in their professional and personal development. This component focuses on non-profit management, finance, public speaking, writing skills, negotiations, and personal leadership styles. The overall program allows Fellows to learn through experience while examining their professional aspirations and strategies.
(Last checked 09/09/13)

U.S. Soccer Foundation
http://www.ussoccerfoundation.org/our-grants/
The U.S. Soccer Foundation awards grants on an annual basis to support both soccer programs and field-building initiatives in underserved areas nationwide. Grants are provided to support all aspects of the beautiful game - from assisting programs with operational costs to creating Safe Places to Play.
(Last checked 09/09/13)

Wendy's High School Heisman
http://www.act.org/wendys/index.html
Deadline : October 2
For the past fourteen years, 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 whose senior year of high school is the 2011–2012 academic year, 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 09/09/13)

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 09/09/13)

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 09/09/13)


Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 09/09/13)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 09/09/13)

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 09/09/13)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 09/09/13)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 09/09/13)

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 09/09/13)


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 Cooperating Collection 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, 1994. 3rd edition, 343pp. Funding Center (1 East) GV583 .G73 1994
Details over $400 million of athletic scholarship aid and tips on how to go about tapping into this aid.

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.

Free Money for Athletic Scholarships. Laurie Blum. New York, N.Y. : Henry Holt, 1993. 194pp. Funding Center (1 East) GV583 .B56 1993
A comprehensive guide to more than 600 grants available from colleges and universities as well as athletic associations.

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. Main Library Stacks 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.

How to Win a Sports Scholarship. Penny Hastings and Todd D. Caven. Los Angeles, Cal. : First Base Sports, 1999. 2nd edition, 246pp. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .H37 1999

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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