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Scholarship Information

Each year many scholarships are awarded to individual bowlers who display excellence in a variety of areas.  Below you will find a list of scholarships based on the following levels: local, national and state level scholarships. Here is a list of colleges with bowling scholarships in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf)
 

Local Scholarship
The Justin Seavey Sterling YABA Scholarship Award
This award annually recognizes an individual only once with a $300 scholarship. It will be awarded to one (1) young man and one (1) young lady per season, if not one of each, the award will be given to one gender. They must be 16 years old and will have bowled in the Sterling YABA program at least two (2) seasons, must be a member of Jr./Sr. classification of that YABA. The determination of the winners will be based on written essay (at least 100 words), participation in YABA, and bowling achievements. The amount to be awarded will be $300.00. There will be a two (2) year time limit in which the person can use this money.

 

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National Scholarships
USBC Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow
This award annually 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; and extracurricular and civic involvement. Award winners receive a $1,250 scholarship, which is renewable for up to three years. Application Deadline: Nov. 15.
USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship
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 high school (grade 11 or 12) and must be USBC Youth members in good standing. Winner receives a $1,000 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. Application Deadline: April 1.
USBC Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow
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; academic achievement; and extracurricular involvement. Award winners receive a $1,500 scholarship, which is renewable for up to three years. Application Deadline: Oct. 1.
USBC Male and Female Youth Leaders of the Year
This honor is presented to one male and one female Youth Leader who have demonstrated outstanding skills in organizing, administering and promoting youth bowling at the local and/or state level. Each individual will receive a $1,500 scholarship and may be asked to serve on the national USBC Youth committee for a two-year term. Award recipients also receive an expense-paid trip to the awards ceremony, which is held in conjunction with the USBC Junior Gold Championships in July. Nominees must be at least 18 years of age as of Aug. 1 of the following bowling season and be able to travel independently. Winners also must continue to be a USBC youth bowler for at least one year of their two-year board term. Nomination Deadline: Jan. 15.
USBC Gift for Life Scholarships
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. Candidates may apply each year of high school and may win one scholarship per year prior to graduation. Application Deadline: April 1.
USBC Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarships
The USBC presents these prestigious scholarships in honor of the legendary pro bowler, Earl Anthony. Five scholarships of $5,000 each will be available annually to recognize male and female bowlers for their community involvement and academic achievements. 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 USBC Youth members in good standing as of the June 1 application deadline. Candidates must never have competed in a professional bowling tournament (pro-ams excluded) and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent. Individuals may win this award only once. Application Deadline: June 1.
USBC Kerm Helmer Horizon Award
The Kerm Helmer Horizon Award recognizes leaders 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 bowlers. Named in honor of the team founder and longtime bowling coach at Erie Community College, who also served as a board member, vice-president and president of the former Young American Bowling Alliance, the Kerm Helmer Horizon Award aims to recognize those that exhibit Kerm's enthusiasm, commitment and persistence to turn ideas into reality. Nomination Deadline: November 30.
Who's Who Sports Edition All-Academic Bowling Team
Who's Who Among American High School Students - Sports Edition, in partnership with the United States Bowling Congress, will select a Who's Who Sports Edition - All-Academic Bowling Team. Up to 20 candidates will be chosen as team members, with each team member receiving a specially designed team ring and a $1,000 scholarship. The selection to the All-Academic Bowling Team is based on the candidate's grades, academic and community involvement, letters of reference and essay. The applicant must be a USBC member and be published the current Who's Who Sports Edition. Application Deadline: April 1, 2006
USBC Youth Program Volunteer of the Year
This honor recognizes an individual who has displayed outstanding efforts in fostering, operating and promoting youth bowling programs at the local or state level. The award recipient receives an expense-paid trip to the awards ceremony, which will be held in conjunction with the USBC Junior Gold Championships in July. In addition, USBC will donate $1,000 in training funds in the recipient's name to both the local and state USBC Youth associations. Nomination Deadline: Jan. 15.
David Dahms Coach of the Year
This award recognizes one USBC Youth coach who has been actively involved in a USBC Youth program for at least seven years and has demonstrated outstanding commitment to coaching, sportsmanship and knowledge of USBC Youth rules. The award recipient receives an expense-paid trip to the awards ceremony, which will be held in conjunction with the USBC Junior Gold Championships in July. In addition, USBC Youth will donate $1,000 in training funds in the recipient's name to both the local and state USBC Youth associations. Award recipients will also be automatically approved as a coach in the "People to People" sports ambassador program and will have the opportunity to travel internationally as part of a "People to People" bowling excursion. Nomination Deadline: Jan. 15.
National PBA-Sponsored Scholarship

Billy Welu Scholarship
This 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. Application Deadline: May 31.

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State Scholarships
Illinois Pepsi Tournament Pat Moose
(217) 583-3011
$46,000
Illinois State Grand Prix Scholarship/Annual Bill Duff
(847) 982-1305
$25,000
Greater Peoria YABA/Plaza Lanes/Washington IL Pat Sphar
(309) 243-9490
$8,000
Illinois State Youth Leaders Scholarship Dorothy Kuykendell
(309) 444-3059
$7,000
Illinois State Youth Leaders Wham Bammy Dorothy Kuykendell
(309) 699-2831
$5,500
Northern Illinois Youth Bowling Tour Greg Troyer
(847) 259-1865
$4,000
ISBPA/YABA National Family Tournament/Feb.-April Bill Duff
(847) 982-1305
$4,000
Hawthorn Lanes Scholarship Tournament/January/March/May Barb Springer
(847) 367-1600
$3,500
Sammy G. Lanes Scholarship/Annual Robert Theunick
(309) 764-7439
$3,000
S & T Scholarship Tournament Anthony Andrews
(630) 860-1964
$2,300
Bowling Proprietors of McHenry County Tournament Ray Kuna
(815) 385-1475
$2,000
Illinois State Youth Tournament/March Jennifer Shanks
(309) 444-3059
$2,000
Stars of Tomorrow Championship Linda Michels
(815) 728-0512
$2,000
Lombard Lanes Scholarship/Annual Delores Burde
(630) 627-1300
$2,000
Johnsburg Bowl Scholarship Tournament/April Ray Kuna
(815) 385-1475
$2,000
Annual S&J Handicap Tournament/February Tony Andrews
(630) 860-1964
$1,800
Plaza Lanes Monday Nite Strikers Dorothy Kuykendell
(309) 444-3059
$1,800
Peoria YABA Scholarship Leagues James Ernst
(309) 745-3396
$1,500
Lakeside Bowl Jr. Scholarship Cecilia Bylls
(708) 351-2100
$1,500
Central Illinois Junior Gold Scholarship Tournament /Feburary/AMF Laketown Lanes/Springfield IL Jeremy Grigg
(217) 438-3301
$1,300
Jr. Masters & Queen Tournament Roberta Cummingham
(219) 844-3464
$1,200
McHenry County BPA Scholarship Ray Kuna
(815) 385-1475
$1,200
Farmington Classic Tournament Michael Lauer
(309) 245-4120
$1,100
Junior Olympic Dream Qualifier/March Mike Imes
(618) 632-2400
$1,000
Plaza Lanes Scholarship Leagues Dorothy Kuykendell
(309) 444-3059
$1,000
Chamipaign-Urbana Regional YABA-Match Game Singles/October/ Country Lanes/Rantoul IL Pat Moose
(217) 344-6114
$1,000
Gateway Classic Tournament/December/ Cotton Wood Lanes, Glen Carbon Arlene Spatholt
(314) 429-6009
$1,000
Central Illinois Bowling Conference League Corrie Brobery
(309) 685-7000
$1,000
Fox Valley Traveler's Wayne Zalokan
(630) 690-8973
$1,000
St.Clair Bowl Scholarship Tournament/March Michael Ziegler
(618) 233-1703
$1,000
Hesterman Bowl Scholarship Leagues Trent Neilson
(630) 469-5064
$900
Nu-Vision Algonquin Jr. Scholarship Cecilia Bylls
(847) 658-9200
$900
Anna Bowling Center Scholarship Leagues/*L/Annual Mary Casey
(618) 833-5387
$800
Illinois Collegiate Bowling Match Play Jeff Parkin
(217) 333-2415
$780
Union County YABA Scholarship Mary Casey
( 618) 833-5387
$750
Illinois State Presidents Tournament Dorothy Kuykendell
(309) 444-3059
$700
Landmark Scholarship Leagues Corrie Brobery
(309) 685-7000
$600
Young Guns Scholarship Tournament Joe Robertson
(217) 824-3758
$600
Quint City Youth leader Scholarship Tournament/May Shawn Wochner
(309) 796-0335
$500
Teri Hissen Memorial Scholarship/Annual Bud Hissen
(217) 465-3130
$500
Priscilla Clayton memorial Youth Tournament/ Apr / Four Seasons Sports/ Sycamore IL/ Local YABA member only/ In SMART Marsha Royalty
(815) 895-5125
$450
Quint City Youth Leader Scholarship Classic Tournament/May Khirstey Sellars
(309) 797-3291
$300
Elgin YABA Youth Scholarship Jean Esposito
(630) 932-8077
$300
Regional Youth Leaders Rob Moose
(217) 367-6931
$250
Ace Jr. Bowling Leagues Michael Laver
(309) 245-4120
$200
Plaza Lanes Allstar Scholarship Dorothy Kuykendell
(309) 444-3059
$160
West Park Bowl Jr. Leagues Roberto Wakeman
(618) 281-7651
$150
New Baden Youth Leagues Yvette Dulle
(618) 588-4182
$150
St.Clair Bowl Scholarship Tournament/March Michael Ziegler
(618) 233-1703
$100
 

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