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Applicants for student research grants must have graduate student status during the term of the grant to be considered for funding. At the time of application, student applicants must be a member of the NSCA and all faculty mentors must have maintained continuous NSCA membership for at least one year prior to the grant application deadline as verified by the NSCA office.
Grants are open to all student or professional members of the NSCA; associate members of the NSCA are not eligible to apply for a grant. Applicants are not eligible to receive more than one grant in any given year, however applications can be made to more than one program in any given year as long as they are different projects.
Two or more grant applications with similar titles and methodology submitted by investigators affiliated with the same research laboratory will be disqualified. Members of the NSCA Foundation Board of Directors, members of the Grant Review Committee, and members of the NSCA Board of Directors are ineligible to receive grant awards during their term of service. In addition, NSCA employees and their families are ineligible to receive financial awards.
All grant applications must be submitted by the deadline. No scanned and emailed applications will be accepted. All applications must be submitted using the online grant submission website.
GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
All scholarship applicants must be NSCA Members at the application deadline (on or before March 15) and must be pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. Applicants are not eligible to win more than one scholarship in any given year; however, applications can be made in more than one scholarship category in a given year. Applicants are eligible to receive up to two scholarships from each category for which they qualify. Members of the Scholarship Review Committee are not eligible to receive scholarships and may not write letters of recommendation for applicants. NSCA employees and their families are ineligible to receive financial awards.
Items judged by the NSCA Review Committee in each application include:
Letters of Recommendation should be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mailed to:
NSCA Grants and Scholarships
1885 Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Download the Scoring Criteria sheet (pdf) for the Challenge, Minority, and Women's Scholarships.
The Challenge Scholarship is given to NSCA Members seeking either an undergraduate or graduate degree in a strength and conditioning-related field. Awards in the amount of $1,500 are granted and are to be applied toward tuition charges accrued by the student.
High School Scholarship
This program provides funding to high school seniors preparing to enter college. Students must demonstrate their acceptance into an accredited institution, their intention to graduate with a degree in the strength and conditioning field, their goals beyond college and their track record of community service. $1,500 awards are available.
This scholarship is designed to encourage minorities, ages 17 and older, to enter into the field of strength and conditioning. Minority is defined as "ethnic minority," as determined by the Bureau of Census. The applicant must be one of four ethnic qualifications: Black, Hispanic, Asian American, or Native American. Applicant must demonstrate they have been accepted into an accredited institution working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in the strength and conditioning field. Awards of $1,500 will be available.
This scholarship is designed to encourage women, ages 17 and older, to enter into the field of strength and conditioning. Applicants must demonstrate they have been accepted into an accredited institution and are working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in the strength and conditioning field. Awards of $1,500 will be available.
Grant applications are accepted from November 1 through March 15th of each year. Applications received after March 15th will not be accepted. The Review Committee will review each application and select the top applicants to receive funding. Funding for selected applicants will be disbursed in September.
Go to grants application site
Scholarship applications are accepted year round. See the application for the specific requirements of each scholarship. The application deadline is March 15th of each year. Applications received after March 15th will be processed the following year. The Review Committee will review each application and select the top applicants to receive funding. Funding for selected applicants will be dispersed in September.