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 April 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 High School All-American Team is based on your bowling accomplishments, academic achievement, letters of recommendation, extra curricular and 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.
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:
USBC Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow
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:
Award winners receive a $6,000 scholarship.
USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship
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.
USBC Youth Ambassador of the Year
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.
USBC Gift for Life Scholarships
The Gift of Life Scholarships are available to any USBC Youth member currently in high school currently holding a GPA of 2.0 or better who can demonstrate financial need.
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 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.
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.
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.
Kerm Helmer Horizon Award
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.
USBC Youth Volunteer of the Year Award
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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