Not all hard-working athletes are noticed by recruiters and big schools, but they should still be noticed and appreciated.
Au’s Golden Ticket Scholarship will support athletes who have given their all on the field, specifically those who exemplify hard work and determination, but who may not have gotten major recognition. This mission is important because athletes at smaller schools or on teams that win less don’t always get the same recognition that other comparable athletes may get.
High school seniors are eligible to apply if they are student athletes. To apply, create a video a minute or less long explaining your involvement in athletics and your community. You may also include a letter of recommendation from your coach.
The application deadline is Dec 7, 2022. Winners will be announced on Jan 7, 2023.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Jan 7, 2023. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.