The National Bowling Association, Inc., annually offers $10,000.00 in scholarships to high school seniors on track to graduate. The purpose is to provide some financial assistance to youths entering college. (Scholarships are not offered to graduates entering any Military Academy.)
Prizes are offered to three males and three females: 1st place $1,500; 2nd place $1,250; and 3rd place $1,000. Five Book Scholarships of $500 each are offered to both male and female students.
Operations & Procedures
The National Scholarship Chairperson will furnish scholarship applications to local senates. These applications are to be submitted to qualified high school seniors or their parents.
Eligibility is restricted to graduating high school seniors whose parents are members of The National Bowling Association, Inc., or to graduating high school seniors who are members of The National Bowling Association, Inc., Junior Program.
The local Senate Scholarship Chairperson will assist eligible seniors in completing the necessary forms and contacting the proper school personnel to ensure that the senior is able to obtain the following:
- Attendance report
- Letters of Recommendation from school official, local senate member & community leader.
All completed components are to be submitted to the local Senate Scholarship Chairperson by March 10th: (SEE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION LINK BELOW)
The local Senate Scholarship Chairperson will check for completeness and forward completed packets to the National Scholarship Chairperson by April 1st.
The National Scholarship Committee will evaluate for the following areas:
- Grade Point Average
- School Attendance
- Application Neatness
- Financial Need
- Community, School, TNBA and Church Involvement
- Letters of Recommendation
- Each category is worth 5 points, with the exception of e), f) and g), which are worth 10 points each.
The winners will be the applicants receiving the greatest possible total points.
The letter of recommendation from a TNBA member must verify the applicant’s/parent’s membership in TNBA.
The National Scholarship Committee’s Report will be presented at the TNBA Annual Convention, and the winners announced at the TNBA Annual Awards Banquet in May.
This book scholarship is for college students who are still active with their local senate and are in their 2nd through 4th year of college. The local Senate Scholarship Chairperson will check for completeness and forward completed packets to the National Scholarship Chairperson by January 16th.