Pay for your Master degree with this $7,500 scholarship
Student athletes can apply for this Master degree grant
Those who want to continue their higher education with a Master degree should start searching for post-graduate scholarships
If you recently graduated with a degree, but you’d like to continue your pursuit of academic programs, then you are probably interested in enrolling with masters degree online or offline.
And as it is the case when it comes to any educational programs, scholarships for students of masters degree online or offline are available. Online schools and traditional colleges alike seek to encourage students to pursue a post-graduate degree by offering all kinds of scholarship programs.
But what if you’re not eligible to apply to the bursary program offered by your college for some reason or another? What do you do then? Do you give up? The answer is: of course not. Consider your other affiliations. Are you an athlete or maybe you have a fondness for writing poetry? If that’s the case, then you should put these skills to good use in your quest of obtaining funding.
Online schools or traditional ones might run out of funds, so that’s why you always need to have a few alternatives ready if you really want to get a scholarship to pay for your university tuition.
Consider the scholarship program offered by the National Collegiate Athletic Association or NCAA for short, which aims to encourage athletes to go to college. The NCAA has a postgraduate scholarship program which awards $7,5000 to student athletes interested in attending a Master’s program.
However, in order to be considered for the grant you will have to be nominated for the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program during the academic year in which you complete your final season of eligibility for intercollegiate athletics.
On top of that you need to have an overall undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.2 or its equivalent.
If that’s your case, then we should start talking about the application process. First off, you will have to include official transcripts from your university, showing academic excellence. Then you need to worry about writing a personal statement and asking your coach or a teacher to write you a letter of recommendation.
Entries will be judged on various criteria including the student’s athletics achievements, academic performance, institutional involvements, as well as active role in community service.
As you can see the NCAA will assess both your academic and athletic qualities to determine whether you should be awarded the $7,500 grant for your Master studies. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to apply for this grant. However, if you are a committed athlete and student, you shouldn’t have such a hard time applying for this grant.
Luckily, the NCAA doesn’t impose strict requirements on awardees – for example, student athletes aren’t obliged to enroll with a sports’ related degree. The winner of the scholarship can go ahead and study chemistry or art if they so desire.
That’s a major plus to consider, when thinking whether you should invest the time to apply for this scholarship or not.
We should also note that each sports season (there are 3 a year), the NCAA offers 29 scholarships for men and 29 scholarships for women. The deadline for the next postgraduate scholarship is on January 26, 2018. Good luck!