Description: The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the association's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports. Athletics and academic achievements, as well as campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership, are evaluated. An equitable approach is employed in reviewing each applicant's nomination form to provide opportunity to all student-athlete nominees to receive the postgraduate award, regardless of sport, division, gender or race. In maintaining the highest broad-based standards in the selection process, the program aims to reward those individuals whose dedication and effort are reflective of those characteristics necessary to succeed and thrive through postgraduate study in an accredited graduate degree program. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
- Applicants can be of any discipline.
- Awards vary. Each year, 174 awards are given to athletes in their final year of an intercollegiate sport.
- Scholarships (about $7500) are also given at the end of each sport season (fall, winter, spring) (29 awards)
National Collegiate Athletic Association Applicant Requirements:
- Are in their final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or will not be using any remaining athletics eligibility.
- Obtain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.200 (based on a 4.000 scale)
- Have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team in the sport in which the student-athlete is being nominated.
- Intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree and enroll in a graduate degree program on a part- or full-time basis at an academically accredited graduate or degree-granting professional school. An academic professor of the college in which the student-athlete is currently enrolled must address the capability of the student-athlete for graduate study.
- Are outstanding citizens and excellent role models for the institution and intercollegiate athletics as a whole.
- Applicants must be nominated by a faculty athletics representative. The nomination materials include:
- FAR nomination - includes a formal recommendation for the nominee.
- Student-athlete section - to be completed by the nominee, which includes a formal personal statement.
- Head coach recommendation.
- Athletics administrator recommendation.
- Professor recommendation.
- Selection information will be posted to an online account to which the faculty athletics representative will have access.
Deadline: Fall: January 20, 2011 • Winter: March 17, 2011 • Spring: May 12, 2011
Carroll Campus Representative:
Office: Voorhees 321
Campus Phone: 262.524.7172