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Challenge Scholarship
Sponsor: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Eligibility: Applicants must be NSCA members for one year before applying and be pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. Students must submit an essay detailing their course of study, career goals and financial need. Applications are evaluated based on grades, courses, experience, honors, recommendations and involvement in the community and with NSCA.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available with membership.
Website: http://www.nsca.com/foundation/

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Calaveras Big Trees Association
P.O. Box 1196
Arnold, CA 95223
Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited California post-secondary educational institution and must have career goals that are related to communicating and interpreting nature's wonder. Students pursuing degrees in environmental protection, forestry, wildlife and fisheries biology, parks and recreation, park management, environmental law and public policy, environmental art and California history are encouraged to apply. Selection is based on dedication to the ideals of the scholarship and financial need.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: April 15
How to apply: Student must submit a statement of personal and career goals, a resume (and portfolio if applicable) and transcripts of all college work completed to date. On the cover page, include your name, address, phone number and college major.
Website: http://www.bigtrees.org

GNC Nutritional Research Grant
Sponsor: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduate students and be NSCA members for one year before applying and pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. Students must also plan a research project that falls within the mission of the NSCA and submit a proposal describing the rationale, purpose and methods of the planned research. Applications are evaluated based on grades, courses, experience, honors, recommendations and involvement in the community and with NSCA.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available with membership.
Website: http://www.nsca.com/foundation/

Graduate Research Grant - Master and Doctoral
Sponsor: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Eligibility: Applicants must be master's or doctoral students and submit a proposal for a research project in the field of strength and conditioning that fulfills the mission of the NSCA. Students must be NSCA members for one year before applying and pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. Applications are evaluated based on grades, courses, experience, honors, recommendations and involvement in the community and with NSCA.

Amount: Up to $15,000
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available with membership.
Website: http://www.nsca.com/foundation/

High School Scholarship
Sponsor: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Eligibility: Applicants must be high school seniors planning to graduate with a degree related to strength and conditioning with a current 3.0 GPA. Students must be NSCA members, although applicants may enroll at the time of application, and pursuing a career in strength and conditioning. Applications are evaluated based on grades, courses, experience, honors, recommendations and involvement in the community and with NSCA.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available by contacting the organization.
Website: http://www.nsca.com/foundation/

Jean Lee/Jeff Marvin Collegiate Scholarships
Sponsor: Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
2007 Wilno Drive
Marion, IN 46952
Eligibility: Applicants must be attending an Indiana college or university and be upcoming juniors or seniors who are majoring in health education, physical education, recreation, dance education or allied areas.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: January 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, goals statement, statement of need, list of activities during college attendance, philosophy statement and two letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.inahperd.org

Joe Perdue Scholarship
Sponsor: Club Foundation
1733 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing managerial careers in the private club industry, have completed their freshman year of college, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be enrolled full-time for the following year. An essay and letters of recommendation are also required.

Amount: $2,500
Deadline: May 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.clubfoundation.org

Mary Benevento/CTAHPERD Scholarship
Sponsor: Connecticut Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
c/o Janice Skene, CTAHPERD Scholarship Chair
Buttonball Lane School
376 Buttonball Lane
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and Connecticut residents. They must be high school seniors who are planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in school health teaching, physical education, recreation or dance at an accredited Connecticut postsecondary institution. Selection is based on academic merit, professional potential and character.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 15
How to apply: Applications are available online. An application form, transcript, personal statement and one letter of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.ctahperd.org

Minority Scholarship
Sponsor: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Eligibility: Applicants must be African American, Hispanic, Asian American or Native American students working toward a graduate degree related to strength and conditioning. Students must be NSCA members for one year before applying and be pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. Applications are evaluated based on grades, courses, experience, honors, recommendations and involvement in the community and with NSCA.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Applications are available with membership.
Website: http://www.nsca.com/foundation/

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
Sponsor: Shape America
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Eligibility: Applicants must be members of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), but they may join when applying and must major in health, physical education, recreation or dance. Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have junior or senior status when applying. Graduate applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have completed one semester of full-time study. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, leadership, community service and character.

Amount: $1,250-$1,750
Deadline: October 15
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.shapeamerica.org

Women's Scholarship
Sponsor: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
1885 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Eligibility: Applicants should be women age 17 and older who have been accepted by an accredited institution for a graduate degree in strength and conditioning. Applicants must be NSCA members and plan to pursue careers in strength and conditioning. A cover letter of application, application form, resume, transcript, three letters of recommendation and essay are required. The award is based on grades, strength and conditioning experience, NSCA involvement, awards, community involvement, essay and recommendations.

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: March 15
How to apply: Application materials are described online.
Website: http://www.nsca.com/foundation/