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Sports In Action Scholarship

1 winner$500
Application Deadline
Apr 1, 2022
Winners Announced
May 1, 2022
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
High school senior or undergraduate student
Athletic Experience:
Currently plays sports or plans to in college
Career Goals:
Interested in a career in sports

Matthew Noyola was a dedicated friend who was passionate about playing football and helping others. 

Sports are a significant part of many students’ lives and school experiences. Many students who are passionate about athletics don’t pursue them in college or as a career due to the competition in the field, but achieving your athletic dreams is possible if you work hard enough and believe in yourself.

This scholarship seeks to support students who want to play sports in college or are currently on a college sports team and would like to pursue a career in sports.

Any high school senior or undergraduate student who currently plays sports or plans to in college and wants a career in sports may apply for this scholarship. 

To apply, tell us why you’re pursuing a career in sports, what motivates you, and how sports will help you further your career.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published March 2, 2022
Essay Topic

Why are you choosing to pursue a career in sports? What is your motivation and how will sports help you further your career?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Lindsey Whitmore
Otterbein UniversityGalena, OH
I have been an athlete for as long as I can remember. Trying a handful of sports in my youth and utterly failing at some, I was able to find soccer. After many college applications, it had then come down to the choice on if I wanted to continue playing at the next level or if I was ready to hang up my cleats. After endless nights of thinking, I was finally able to say that I was going to be a college athlete. I chose this path because playing soccer has shaped me into the person I have become today. I have made some of my greatest friends and I would not trade it for the world. I have been taught discipline and responsibility just by kicking a silly little ball into the back of a net. My motivation is my five year old self. Who if you were to ask she was convinced she was going to be in the 2020 Olympics winning gold with the US Women's National Team. She would have told you she was going to be the first female soccer player on the Columbus Crew. I decided not to retire for her. In school, I am currently majoring in Sport Management with a minor in marketing. I hope one day to be able to say I am the Director of Marketing for any sports team but if it involves soccer that of course would be a bonus. I want to be able to keep sports in my life for as long as I can. To be able to one day help those find the love for a sport the same way I did.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 1, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 1, 2022.

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