Student athletes who excel academically and athletically are invited to apply for the NCAA Postgraduate scholarship program. The NCAA postgraduate scholarship was started in the year 1964 as a grant for schools who are member of the association. This grant for school targets the most brilliant and decorated student- athletes. This is to encourage graduate education for the most capable athletes who managed to balance sports and academics through participation NCAA finals and/or emerging sports. Thorough evaluation of student’s academic achievements, campus leadership, community involvement and other voluntary services rendered is done. Unprejudiced strategy in evaluation is employed in the selection and review of applications and unbiased review of nomination to give interested student- athletes the opportunity to receive the student grant. This is to ensure that the most eligible student-athlete will be given opportunity, whose commitment and dedication is evident to succeed in the graduate study.
The student grant of $7,500 is awarded to the chosen scholar. The value of the scholarship is one-time and non- renewable and is given three times a year corresponding to each sport season (fall, winter and spring). In each of the sports season, there are 29 scholarships accessible for men and women ready for use in any accredited graduate program. Previous student athletes who have been awarded of the undergraduate degree from an NCAA member institution are outright qualified for an NCAA graduate degree scholarship or student grant. Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) or FAR designee will submit a nomination to the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The FAR would ensure that all papers of nomination will be in the NCAA national office before the sports seasons deadlines. Faculty Athletic Representative or FARs designee will nominate eligible student-athlete using the application form in the Program Hub. The student-athletes will receive system-generated emails containing recommendations after their submission of application sections. Refer to the link for the format of application sections. The sport season deadlines are as follows:
Fall sports: JAN. 26, 2018
Winter sports: APRIL 6, 2018
Spring sports: JUNE 7, 2018
The scholarship award is for the most eligible student-athlete at any active NCAA member schools who meets the following criteria:
Must be in final year of undergraduate academic degree or has finished an undergraduate degree
Must have completed the athletic eligibility or in the final season of NCAA athletics.
Has achieved 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.
Has distinct recognition in performance as a varsity team member of the sport he/she is nominated. The athletics performance will be weighed with the academics achievement, leadership and campus involvement and voluntary community service. It is therefore recommended that nominators should bear in mind that the student-athlete to be nominated exhibits exemplary achievement not only in sports but in others areas as well.
Must first be enrolled on a part- or full-time basis in any accredited schools where the student grant is being offered or may be accessed.
Must be enrolled in a graduate degree granting program within one-year after the academic year the scholarship was awarded. All funds must be used within the same academic year.
Please visit the link below for detailed information about the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship grant.