Scholarships

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 scholarship money offered each season by bowling associations and councils, certified tournaments and proprietors throughout the United States. If you're a young bowler participating in a USBC league, you maybe eligible for national bowling-related scholarships. Adults who are active in providing youth programs may be eligible for national recognition awards.



Dexter All American

Deadline March 23


Five male and five female USBC High School members are selected annually for the Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team and a $1,000 scholarship. Coaches or team administrators must nominate eligible contenders; student-athletes and/or family members may not handle nominations. Once nominations are accepted, the student-athlete receives an application packet.


As a high school bowler, your selection to the Dexter/USBC HighSchool All-American Team is based on your bowling accomplishments, academic achievement, letters of recommendation, extra curricularand community involvement, submitted essays and resumes. Minimum requirements for selection include a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) and at least one letter of recommendation.


All-American Team awards are presented at the USBC Junior Gold Championships, typically held each July in various event host cities.


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USBC Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow

Deadline December 1

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 certified bowling performance on the local, regional, state and national levels
  • Aacademic achievement
  • Extracurricular involvement
  • Award winners receive a $6,000 scholarship

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USBC Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow

Deadline December 1


Highly skilled male bowler with strong academic success in the classroom and involvement within their community outside of bowling. This annual award recognizes star qualities in a male high school 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
  • Extra curricular and civic involvement

Award winners receive a $6,000 scholarship.


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USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship

Deadline December 1

Applicants must be in their 11th or 12th grade year in high school, and may be male or female. This scholarship is based mainly on community service and very strong academic success. Bowling successes do not factor into the selection process.

  • This 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 highschool (grade 11 or 12) and must be USBC Youth members in good standing.
  • Winner receives a $2,500 scholarship and an expense-paid trip for the winner and a parent or guardian to attend the awards ceremony, which is held in conjunction with the USBC Junior Gold Championships in July.

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USBC Youth Ambassador of the Year

Deadline December 1


This award annually recognizes one male and one female USBCYouth 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 anexpense-paid trip to the awards ceremony held in conjunction with the USBC annual convention in the spring.
  • One of the winners may serve on the USBC Youth Committee and beeligible for additional scholarship funds.
  • Youth Ambassador selected to serve on Youth Committee must beat least 18 years old as of Aug. 1 in year of selection.

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USBC Gift for Life Scholarships

Deadline December 1


The Gift of Life Scholarships are available to any USBC Youthmember currently in high school currently holding a GPA of 2.0 orbetter who can demonstrate financial need.


  • USBC awards up to 12 scholarships to USBC Youth members who are high school students and demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants must be current USBC Youth members enrolled in high school, grades 9-12, and have a current grade point average of 2.0 or better based on a 4.0 scale.
  • 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.

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USBC Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship

Deadline December 1

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 the legendary pro bowler, Earl Anthony. USBC will award five USBC Youth members with a $5,000 scholarship. Financial need will also be considered. Eligible candidates must be enrolled in their senior year of high school or presently attending college and must be current members of USBC in good standing. In addition, candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent). Individuals may win this award only once.


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National PBA-Sponsored Scholarship - Billy Welu Scholarship

Deadline May 31


Given in conjunction with the PBA, the Billy Welu scholarship recognizes a male or female collegiate bowler for their bowling successes and involvement while maintaining academic success.


  • Annual award recognizes exemplary qualities in male and female college students who compete in the sport of bowling.
  • Winner receives a $1,000 scholarship award.
  • Eligible candidates must be amateur bowlers who are currently in college (preceding the application deadline) and maintain at least a 2.5/4.0 GPA or equivalent.

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David Dahms Coach of the Year Award

Deadline November 1


This prestigious award is named in honor of David Dahms, who was an instrumental leader in the creation of what is now known as the USBC Junior Gold program.


The award annually recognizes a USBC certified coach who has been actively involved in a USBC Youth program and has demonstrated outstanding commitment to coaching, sportsmanship and knowledge of USBC Youth rules for the last seven or more years. Any person or organization with knowledge of an individual's accomplishments in these areas may nominate that individual. Applications must be postmarked by Nov. 1.


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Kerm Helmer Horizon Award

Deadline November 1


This prestigious award is named in honor of Kerm Helmer, the team founder and long time bowling coach at Erie Community College who also served as a board member, vice-president and president of the Young American Bowling Alliance, a predecessor organization of the USBC.


The annual award recognizes leaders or organizations in the bowling community who have displayed the courage, determination and ability to develop far-reaching programs of national scope that provide fun and exciting opportunities for collegiate and/or youth bowlers.


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USBC Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

Deadline November 1


This annual award recognizes an adult volunteer who has displayed outstanding efforts to foster, organize and promote certified youth bowling programs at the local, state and/or national level for the last seven or more years. Any person or organization with knowledge of an individual's efforts in these areas may nominate that individual.


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