National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the foundation’s 2018 scholarships.

Colorado Springs, CO – The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the foundation’s 2018 scholarships. Since the foundation’s founding in 2007, it has awarded over 100 grants and over 400 scholarships, totaling over $2 million. This year’s recipients add to the prestigious legacy of those who came before them and fulfill the foundation’s mission of supporting the National Strength and Conditioning Association by providing funding for educational and research endeavors that enhance the practical applications of strength and conditioning. 

All scholarship recipients must be active NSCA members, must fully complete the appropriate applications, and meet all specific requirements for individual scholarships. 

Scholarship recipients were selected by the NSCA Foundation Scholarship Committee after a thorough evaluation process of all applicants. The following are the 2018 recipients: 

Challenge Scholarship:

Kimberly Allen, The University of Southern Mississippi

Nile Banks, Oklahoma State University

Mark Byrd, University of Kentucky

Peter Chrysosferidis, Brenau University

Nicholas Coker, University of Central Florida

Ian Dobbs, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cody Dulaney, Kent State

Erica Goldstein, University of Central Florida

Katie Hirsch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Joshua Keller, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Justin Kilian, Concordia University Chicago

Yosuke Kotani, Edith Cowan University

Jacob Mota, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cameron Munger, New Mexico State University

Felix Proessl, University of Pittsburgh

Cassio Ruas, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA, Australia

Anssi Saari, University of Kentucky

Brian Szekely, University of Nevada, Reno

 

Jerry Martin Scholarship:

Lesley Sommerfield, AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand

 

Natasha Porter Memorial Scholarship

Chakari Monsanto, Florida Atlantic University

 

Minority Scholarship:

Saldiam Barillas, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Vanessa Cazás-Moreno, Concordia University, Chicago

Nicolas Clark, University of Central Florida

Martin Dietze-Hermosa , University of Texas El Paso

Junhai Xu, Louisiana State University

 

Women’s Scholarship:

Christina Bastian, University of Denver

Malia Blue, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brittany Bozzini, Rutgers University

Taylor Dinyer, University of Kentucky

Jordan Fox, Central Queensland University

Cheyanne Frosti, University of Central Florida

Gena Gerstner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hayden Giuliani, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kylie Harmon (Malyszek), University of Central Florida

Jordan Helms, Smith College

Brittany Hollerbach, Kansas State University

Hayley Legg, University of Saskatchewan

Maria Madueno, Central Queensland University

Erica Roelofs, University of Minnesota

Lesley Sommerfield, AUT Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand

Josephine Traberg, University of Denver

Abigail Trivisonno, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alyssa Varanoske, University of Central Florida

Megan Wong, Cardiff Metropolitan University

"Congratulations to all the 2018 NSCA Foundation grant and scholarship recipients," said Matt Stock, NSCA Foundation Board President. "Each of these individuals exemplify what it is to be an NSCA professional. We are very proud of them and their motivation to impact the strength and conditioning industry."

“I believe that each of the individuals who has received a scholarship will contribute to the growth of the strength and conditioning profession. Through receiving the NSCA Foundation’s support, it will only help them to become stronger students, researchers, and future leaders of the profession,” said Carissa Gump, NSCA Foundation Executive Director.

 

About the National Strength & Conditioning Association Foundation

The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF) was founded in 2007 with the aim of supporting the advancement of strength and conditioning practical applications. The NSCA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing funding to NSCA members taking part in educational and research endeavors.

Since its establishment, the NSCA Foundation has awarded over 100 grants and over 400 scholarships, totaling over $2 million to outstanding individuals within the strength and conditioning community. The NSCA Foundation is one of the few foundations that fund work at the Master’s level and across all levels up to senior investigators, as well as one of the few sources that funds work in the strength and conditioning fields. A major goal of the foundation is to continue to maximize assets in order to increase grants and scholarships for NSCA members.

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