Exceptional Youth Scholarship

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The Foundation for Global Sports Development is committed to empowering youth through education. Our Exceptional Youth Scholarship recognizes youth who have demonstrated remarkable conduct through community service efforts, volunteerism and mentorship activities, in addition to achieving outstanding academic performance.

A total of ten (10) high school seniors will each be awarded a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to be applied towards cost of attendance including tuition, housing, books and other on-campus related expenses at accredited, four-year colleges and universities in the United States.

The application round for the 2019 Exceptional Youth Scholarship is OPEN! Please submit all application materials by Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT. 

To create your application, please click here.


Eligibility and Requirements

Youth must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Exceptional Youth Scholarship:

  • Must be a high school senior at the time of application
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Must have participated in some form of community service, volunteerism, or mentorship activities
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

After the application round opens, students must meet the following application requirements:

General Application, including the items below:

  1. Community service description and sign off form (to be completed by their supervisor or
    designated school official)
  2. Letter of recommendation form (to be submitted with the applicant’s letter of recommendation
    from an adult who is not related to the applicant)
  3. Description of personal statement required
  4. List of extracurricular activities, hobbies and interests
  5. List of the colleges and/or universities to which the applicant has applied, or will apply
  6. Description of financial need (while this is not required, financial need will be taken into
  7. List all other sources of financial aid, grants, or scholarships.
  8. Transcript displaying a 3.0 GPA or higher
  9. Personal Statement: In 500 words or less, describe a personal experience (challenge, achievement,
    community service experience, etc.) that has helped shape you into the person you are today, and
    the person you strive to become.

To apply, visit our application portal: http://globalsports.smapply.io