One of the great benefits of USBC Youth membership is the chance to earn college scholarships so you can pursue your dreams. More than $6 million in annual scholarships are awarded to youth bowlers each season based on academic, leadership and on-lane performances. Below are several national scholarships with links to the application portal.
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USBC ALBERTA E. CROWE STAR OF TOMORROW
This award annually recognizes star qualities in a female high school senior or college student who competes in the sport of bowling. Star qualities include distinguished bowling performance on the local, regional, state and national levels, academic achievement and extracurricular and civic involvement. The award winner receives a $6,000 scholarship.
USBC CHUCK HALL STAR OF TOMORROW
This award annually recognizes star qualities in a male high school senior or college student who competes in the sport of bowling. Star qualities include distinguished certified bowling performance on the local, regional, state and national levels, academic achievement and extracurricular and civic involvement. The award winner receives a $6,000 scholarship.
USBC EARL ANTHONY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
If you are a senior in high school or a college student with a record of strong community involvement and academic achievements as well as financial need, you are eligible for this scholarship. Bowling success is not considered in awarding this scholarship. USBC presents this prestigious scholarship in honor of legendary pro bowler Earl Anthony.
USBC will award five USBC Youth members with a $5,000 scholarship. Candidates must be enrolled in their senior year of high school or presently attending college and must be current USBC Youth members in good standing. In addition, candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Individuals may win this award only once.
USBC ANNUAL ZEB SCHOLARSHIP
The award recognizes a USBC Youth member who achieves academic success and gives back to their community through service. Applicants must be in their junior or senior year of high school, and must be USBC Youth members in good standing. This scholarship is based mainly on community service and very strong academic success.
Bowling success does not factor into the selection process. The winner receives a $2,500 scholarship and an expenses-paid trip for the winner and a parent or guardian to attend the awards ceremony, held in conjunction with the USBC Convention.
USBC YOUTH AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
This award annually recognizes one male and one female USBC Youth bowler for his/her exemplary contributions in the sport of bowling outside of league or tournament play, academic accomplishments and community involvement.
Each award winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship and an expenses-paid trip to the awards ceremony held in conjunction with the USBC Convention in the spring. One of the winners may serve on the IBC Youth Committee and be eligible for additional scholarship funds. Youth Ambassadors selected to serve on Youth Committee must be at least 18 years old as of Aug. 1 in year of selection.
USBC GIFT FOR LIFE SCHOLARSHIPS
The Gift For Life Scholarships are available to any USBC Youth member currently in high school currently holding a GPA of 2.5 or higher and who can demonstrate financial need. USBC awards up to 12 scholarships each year.
Two of the six awards are reserved annually for children of fire department, emergency rescue or police personnel. Selected finalists may be asked to provide evidence of their financial need. Award winners receive a $1,000 college scholarship.
DEXTER ALL-AMERICAN TEAM
Five male and five female High School members are selected annually for the Dexter High School All-American Team. Each student-athlete selected to the team receives a $1,000 scholarship. Additionally, one of the ten athletes selected will receive the Bud Clapsaddle Award, being named the team captain. The recipient of the Bud Clappsaddle Team Captain Award will receive an additional $500.
Any USBC Youth member that participates on a recognized interscholastic high school team (varsity or club classification) is eligible to apply.
As a high school bowler, your selection to the Dexter High School All-American Team is based on your bowling accomplishments, academic achievement, letters of recommendation, extra-curricular/community involvement.
Requirements for selection include:
- 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
- A recommendation letter from a coach or athletic director
- At least one additional letter of recommendation.
- A resume outlining bowling accomplishments, academic achievements, and extracurricular/community involvement
- An essay containing at least 500 words, answering a provided question
- At least one photo (preferably a yearbook-style photo)
All-American Team awards are presented at the Junior Gold Championships Opening Ceremony.