Do you know about the Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Graduate Scholarship? The NCAA never fails to support the students in completing their education without any stress through their different scholarship programs. The NCAA is bringing an outstanding Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Graduate Scholarship. Students or athletes at an active NCAA member institution who are at least in their final season of NCAA athletics are eligible to apply. Students seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or other graduate program are eligible.
The Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Graduate Scholarship were developed by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee. The goal of the enhancement programs is to increase the pool of and opportunities for qualified minority and female candidates in intercollegiate athletics through graduate scholarships. The primary motive of this scholarship is to support deserving students with some funds.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to providing a pathway to opportunity for college athletes. The 500 employees at the NCAA’s Indianapolis headquarters interpret and support member legislation, run all championships and manage programs that benefit student-athletes. The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a member-led organization dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes. Nearly half a million college athletes make up the 19,886 teams that send more than 57,661 participants to complete each year in the NCAA’s 90 championships in 24 sports across three divisions.
Get a glance at information related to this program in the table below:
|Educational Level||University or college athlete students|
|Number of Awards||26|
|Nationality||Domestic and International|
|Application Deadline||February 8, 2021|
|Requirement||Application, Letter of Recommendation|
Who May Be Eligible?
Are you interested in this program? Check the requirements mentioned below before applying:
- Students or student-athletes at an active NCAA member institution who are at least in their final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or will not be using any remaining athletics eligibility.
- Fellows should have an overall undergraduate minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.200 (based on a 4.000 scale) or its equivalent, including all undergraduate hours earned at all undergraduate institutions attended. The grade-point average may not include any graduate-level hours.
- Applicants should be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or other graduate program that will assist the applicant in obtaining a career in intercollegiate athletics (athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer, or another career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics).
- Candidate must enroll in an NCAA member institution on a full-time basis.
- Fellows should be outstanding citizens and excellent role models for the institution and intercollegiate athletics to be eligible.
- Applicants must have performed with distinction as a student body member at their respective undergraduate institution. The applicant’s involvement in extracurricular activities, course work, commitment to pursuing a career in intercollegiate athletics, and promise for success in such a career will be considered.
How to Apply
The student or student-athlete must complete the application. Applications submitted by faculty and staff will not be accepted or reviewed by the committee. Fellows should Log in to the Program Hub and complete a profile. Candidates may complete and save his or her application as they go along; however, the system will time-out after approximately 5 minutes of inactivity. No late or incomplete applications will be entertained. All the supporting materials should be provided.
- Applicants must upload official transcripts to complete the application. Official transcripts can be scanned and uploaded to the system as a .pdf document. You must upload all transcripts at one time. Please ensure the transcript reflects ALL undergraduate work.
- Applicants will provide email addresses for three individuals asked to complete a letter of recommendation. Recommendation emails are generated after the applicant submits his or her application section.
- A formal personal statement is mandatory.
- Three letters of recommendation, by three different people, are required:
- Academic advisor or athletics administrator;
- Professor teaching in the discipline of the student/student-athletes baccalaureate degree;
- Someone in the position to speak about your community service and leadership.
The selected candidates will receive the amount of $10,000. A total of 13 ethnic minorities and 13 female college graduates will be selected. This amount will be utilized to pay the educational expenses of the candidates and will motivate them to do better in both athletic and academic careers.
All the submissions should be submitted before February 8, 2021.