Exceptional Youth Scholarship


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.

2016 Exceptional Youth Scholarship Recipients

2015 Exceptional Youth Scholarship Recipients

The 2017 Exceptional Youth Scholarship application round is now open. Applications are due on Tuesday, June 13th by 9 am Pacific time.

To apply, visit our application portal at: http://global-sports.fluidreview.com.

Eligibility and Requirements

Youth must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:

Must be a high school senior at the time of application (Graduating class of 2017)

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Must have participated in some form of community service, volunteerism, or mentorship activities

U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident


Please visit our Exceptional Youth Scholarship application portal here. All applications are due by June 13th, 2017 at 9 am Pacific time.

1. General Application, including the items below:
• Community service description and sign off form (to be completed by their supervisor or designated school official)
• Letter of recommendation form (to be submitted with the applicant’s letter of recommendation from an adult who is not related to the applicant)
• Description of personal statement required
• List of extracurricular activities, hobbies and interests
• List of the colleges and/or universities to which the applicant has applied, or will apply
• Description of financial need

2. Transcript displaying a 3.0 GPA or higher

3. 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.