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    SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS FOR STUDENT-ATHLETES

    For more information about NCAA scholarships and internships please go to http://www.ncaa.org.
    INTERNSHIPS

    • NCAA Internship Program-
      Deadline: Early December

      The NCAA offers one-year internships at its national office in Indianapolis, Indiana, providing on-the-job learning experiences for college graduates from a four-year NCAA member institution who express an interest in pursuing a career in the administration of intercollegiate athletics. These are paid, 12-month positions. The areas of the NCAA that offer intern positions are administrative services; branding and communications: brand strategies and events, public and media relations, publishing/new media; championships; corporate and broadcast alliances; Division I men's and women's basketball; diversity and inclusion; education services; enforcement services; governance; membership services/student-athlete reinstatement, and the NCAA Eligibility Center. Applicants are able to request their top three areas of interest in which they prefer to serve. CLICK HERE for more detailed information on each area.
    • NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar-
      Deadline: Early December
      Seminar dates: Mid-Late January

      The NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar’s main objective is to provide an educational experience, which facilitates dialogue and creates awareness regarding social and legislative issues confronting intercollegiate athletics and to advance the individual’s personal and professional development within athletics administration. The NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar is open to all current interns, graduate assistant, students of Division I, II and III member institutions and conference offices, or anyone interested in working in collegiate athletics. All participants must be at least 21 years of age.
    • Nike's Adrenaline Internship Program
      Deadline: Early December

      This highly competitive internship programs provide candidates with the opportunity to gain the best hands-on experience in virtually every area within Nike. Nike offers real world opportunities ranging from product design, product development, finance, sports marketing, and logistics to facility management and human resources.
      REQUIREMENTS:
      • Enrolled full-time
      • Entering your Junior or Senior year in college, or a graduate school student
      • Overall GPA of at least 3.3
      • Majoring in one of the following fields: business, engineering, computer science, polymer science, design, apparel or liberal arts
      For more information, go to www.nikebiz.com/careers/internships/
    • PGA TOUR DIVERSITY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
      Deadline: End of May

      The PGA TOUR recognizes the need to continually identify talented individuals to work at the PGA TOUR and other organizations within the golf industry. The objective is to place students in challenging in internship opportunities to prepare them for a position within the PGA TOUR or the golf industry. Note: The TOUR's Diversity Internship Program is open to all students regardless of race, ethnicity, color, gender, region, age, national origin, or disability. The ability to play golf or knowledge of the game is not required for most positions.
      WHAT DO THEY LOOK FOR:
      • Well-rounded students with successful work and school records
      • Diverse work and volunteer experience
      • All undergraduate and graduate majors are considered, but mainly Business Administration, Communications/Journalism/TV Productions, Sports Management, Information Systems, Legal and Hospitality
      REQUIREMENTS:
      • Students must have completed their Sophomore year prior to starting internship
      • Minimum GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale)
      • Be currently attending an accredited College or University and in good standing
      • Eligible to work in the United States. International students must obtain all required visas prior to beginning an internship
      For more information, go to www.pgatour.teamworkonline.com.
    • INROADS Summer Scholarship Program
      Deadline: Late March

      INROADS is the nation’s largest non-profit source of salaried internships for excelling Black, Hispanic/Latino and Native American Indian college students. Students participate in these internships for 2-4 summers during college and earn $10-$25/hr. Most of them receive offers for full-time positions, upon graduation.
      REQUIREMENTS:
      • Students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
      • Have two or more summers remaining prior to graduation
      • Maintain a B or better grade point average
      • Intend to pursue a career in Business, Engineering, Retail Management, Technology, Health, Marketing or Sales
      For more information, please contact Charles McLean, National Recruiter, at cmclean@INROADS.org / (312) 371-3628

    NCAA SCHOLARSHIPS

    • NCAA Division 1 Degree Completion Award Program -
      Deadline: May 23, 2014

      The NCAA established this program to student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility for institutional financial aid (in five years). Applicants must have completed eligibility for athletics-related aid at a division 1 member institution before applying and must be within 30 semester hours of their degree requirements. Student-athletes receiving the award will receive an amount equivalent to tuition and fees, and they will also receive a book allowance based on the number of hours in which they are enrolled. The program is administered by the NCAA Degree Completion Scholarships consultants.
    • NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program -
      Deadline: Fall Sports- Mid January
      Winter Sports- Mid March
      Spring Sports- Mid May

      The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The one-time grants of 7,500 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. Each sports season (fall, winter, spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships for women. The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable grants.
    • The Freedom Forum-NCAA Sports-Journalism Scholarship Program
      Deadline: Mid December

      The Freedom Forum, through a grant to the NCAA, Supports eight $ 3,000 scholarships to college juniors who have career goals in sports journalism and major in journalism or have experience in campus sports journalism. The program assists deserving full-time students in their final year of study and is designed to foster freedoms of speech and press while promoting quality sports journalism education at the collegiate level. Applications for these scholarships are available in late August from the institution's NCAA faculty athletics representative, journalism department or school newspaper office.
    • Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Scholarship for Careers in Athletics
      Deadline: Early December

      The Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics programs were developed by the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics and the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee. The NCAA awards 13 scholarships to ethnic minorities and 13 scholarships to female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of postgraduate studies. The applicant must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sport administration or other program that will help the applicant obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or other career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics. All application materials must be received by, not postmarked, by early December. The scholarship will be for use during the following academic year.
    • Walters Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program
      Deadline: Late January

      Under this program, one male and one female student athlete are annually awarded a postgraduate scholarship in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and potential for success in postgraduate study. It is intended that an individual named a Byers Scholar will be recognized as one who has combined the best elements of mind and body to achieve national distinction for his or her achievements, and promises to be a future leader in his or her chosen field of career service. The stipend for each Byers Scholarship is $21,500 for an academic year. The scholarship amount will be reviewed every two years so that the purchasing power of the award will remain reasonably close to the award as initially conceived in 1988. If the graduate school where the Byers Scholar is enrolled provides evidence of satisfactory performance and progress, the grant may be renewed for a second year. Therefore, in any single year, $86,000 worth of scholarships are awarded ($43,000 to the current year's recipients and $43,000 to the previous year's awardees for their second year of graduate school).

    VIRGINIA TECH SCHOLARSHIPS

    College-Wide Scholarships Awarded by the Office of Academic Programs

    • John R. Dawkins Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded to undergraduates on the basis of financial need and relevant family circumstances. First preference is given to students from Greenbrier County and Monroe County West Virginia. Second preference is given to students from other areas in West Virginia and Virginia. FAFSA required.
    • Glady S. Decher Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded to undergraduates on the basis of scholastic achievement, good character, and financial need. Preference is given to graduates of the Brentsville District High School in Nokesville, Virginia and to graduates of other secondary schools located in Prince William County, Virginia. FAFSA required.
    • Robert B. Delano Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
    • Dean L. B. Dietrick Freshman Merit Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      A scholarship is awarded annually to an entering freshman on the basis of academic merit, leadership potential, and extracurricular activities in high school.
    • Charles R. Drake Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded each year to incoming freshmen. Recipients must be Virginia residents with SAT scores of at least 1000 and a GPA of at least 3.0. They must also be in the upper 25% of their high school class, from a rural background, and planning to work in the agricultural industry after graduation. Renewable for four years if GPA is maintained above 3.0.
    • Maury A. Hubbard Scholarships
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded each year to entering freshmen and returning or transfer students based on academic merit, financial need, and extracurricular activities. FAFSA required.
    • Cyrus H. McCormick Undergraduate Scholarships
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded annually to both freshmen and outstanding returning undergraduates in agriculture and life sciences, including Biological Systems Engineering and Agricultural Education. Academic merit, financial need and extracurricular achievements are considered in the selection. FAFSA required.
    • Reese McCormick, Jr. Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen from Virginia on the basis of academic achievement. First preference shall be given to a student who is a member of the Corps of Cadets.
    • Reese McCormick, Sr. Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded to entering freshmen on the basis of merit and financial need. First preference is given to students from Pittsylvania County and second preference to students from the city of Danville. Third preference is given to students from any locality in Virginia. FAFSA required.
    • James L. McDonald Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded based upon need to a resident of Tazewell County, Virginia with preference given to incoming freshmen. Recipients must be in good academic standing to be eligible for the scholarship in subsequent years. FAFSA required.
    • James L. McDonald Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded based upon need to a resident of Tazewell County, Virginia with preference given to incoming freshmen. Recipients must be in good academic standing to be eligible for the scholarship in subsequent years. FAFSA required.
    • Gordon R. Miller Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, and financial need. FAFSA required
    • Walter S. Newman Memorial Scholarships
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded annually to entering freshmen. Recipients must be from Southwest Virginia and from a rural background. Academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular activities, and leadership potential are also considered in the selection. Renewable for four years if GPA is maintained at 3.0 or above. FAFSA required.
    • Dean James R. Nichols Scholarships
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Preference is given to Virginia residents. Freshmen and returning students are eligible. FAFSA required.
    • Senator Robert J. Noell and Randolph A. Noell Scholarships
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded on a combination of merit and need to freshmen and returning undergraduates with Virginia residency Preference is given to residents from the city of Radford, Carroll, Floyd, Franklin, Montgomery, Roanoke and Pulaski Counties. Renewable for up to four years if satisfactory GPA is maintained and progress towards a degree is being made. FAFSA required.
    • William R. Powell Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded annually to a freshman, returning, or transfer students on the basis of good character and scholastic achievement.
    • Pulley-Louden Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate with Virginia residency on the basis of financial need. First preference is given to students from Southampton County and Sussex County, Virginia. Renewable for up to three years providing satisfactory progress towards a degree. FAFSA required.
    • Tom W. Poole Memorial Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate on the basis of financial need and strong character. Renewable for four years if a 2.5 GPA is maintained. FAFSA required.
    • John Lee Pratt Merit Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, school and community service, extracurricular activities and expressed interest in study of animal nutrition.
    • John Lee Pratt Animal Nutrition Senior Research Scholarship Program
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded annually to rising seniors to aid in conducting senior research projects under the guidance of faculty advisors. A research proposal and letter of application from the student and his or her faculty advisor are required.
    • Roanoke Valley Horsemen's Association Scholarships
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic performance to entering freshmen from the Roanoke area who are planning to pursue a major in pre-veterinary medicine or a related field. FAFSA required.
    • William Powers Sadler Scholarships
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded annually to freshmen and returning students on the basis of academic merit and financial need. FAFSA required.
    • Southern States Cooperative Scholarships
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded each year to entering freshmen. These are renewable for three additional years if the recipient maintains a satisfactory academic record and remains a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Recipients must be the son or daughter of a producer of agriculture and/or have completed two years or more of active membership in a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter. Preference is given to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding interest and activities in agricultural related areas.
    • John Alton "Tip" Spivey Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and any relevant family circumstances, academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, and community service. FAFSA required.
    • State Fair of Virginia Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded each fall to entering freshmen who are Virginia residents and who have been active in 4-H or FFA for at least two years. Recipients are selected on the basis of high school academic achievement, character, leadership potential, and financial need. FAFSA required.
    • Virginia Beef Corporation Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Two scholarships awarded annually. One recipient must be majoring in Animal and Poultry Sciences or Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences with an Agricultural and Applied Economics minor.
    • William Whateley Tanner Memorial Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Animal and Poultry Sciences or Horticulture. The recipient must be a Virginia resident and is selected on the basis of financial need and academic achievement. FAFSA required.
    • T.J. Thompson, Jr. Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      A scholarship is awarded annually to a senior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who has shown the most academic improvement during his/her years at the university.
    • Tucker Livestock Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      A scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, leadership and citizenship. Preference is given to residents of Madison, Culpeper, Green, Orange, Page and Rappahannock Counties. This scholarship is also available to students in the two-year Agricultural Technology program. FAFSA required.
    • Archa Vaughan, Jr. Scholarship:
      Deadline: Early May

      A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, and extracurricular leadership and service. FAFSA required.
    • Virginia County Agents Foundation Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate who is a Virginia resident.
    • Virginia Crop Production Association, Inc. Scholarships:
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded annually to Virginia resident students in Horticulture or Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences on the basis of academic merit, extracurricular achievement, career plans, and financial need. FAFSA required.
    • Virginia Farm Bureau Scholarship:
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded to students whose parents are Farm Bureau members and who are in good standing. Activity in the Va Tech Collegiate Farm Bureau Young Farmer Program is preferred.
    • Virginia Tech Agriculture Alumni Organization Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      A scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, financial need and community service. FAFSA required.
    • Charles W. Wampler, Sr. Scholarships:
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of scholastic achievement, good character, financial need, or demonstrated leadership ability. FAFSA required.
    • John and Pat White Scholarship
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, financial need and any relevant family circumstances, and community service. Preference is given to a son or daughter of an alumnus or alumna of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. FAFSA required.
    • W.R. Winslow Trust Agriculture Scholarships
      Deadline: Early May

      Scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 are awarded to students from Maryland, North Carolina, or Washington, D.C. or Virginia. Scholarships are based on financial need. FAFSA required.

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