Bowling is considered to be a sport since it has been added as a demonstration sport in the Olympics many years ago because of international athletic implications, thereby it qualifies as a sport. However, it is also considered as a recreational activity.

As all the international competitions have always been fiercely contested. Bowling is and has been an international competition. It will likely continue to be an international competition for years to come. This status can clearly qualify it to be called a sport.

Bowling is not a sport that provides inexpensive nor easy access to most youngsters to develop skill and proficiency. It requires the use of expensive facilities and it can also be expensive to pursue due to the cost of equipment. Most Olympic games are less expensive than bowling other than Golf.

To counter the cost of such an expensive sport, college scholarships always come in handy. Bowling at the college level has a strong competition at the Divisions I and II especially as some of the top talents have a chance to earn substantial scholarship dollars. In the NCAA collegiate bowling is only open to women, but don’t worry there are scholarships for male bowlers as well.

Bowling is a competitive collegiate sport regardless of division, region, or athletic association, bowling. It is a sport that draws student-athletes to stand-out athletic programs at U.S. colleges and universities. Whatever your academic goals are, higher education sponsorship helps ease the financial burden of college. Hence use all your abilities to land financial aid for school.

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Scholarships for Bowling

NCAA Scholarships for Women

You may be eligible for the NCAA scholarship, which is the largest athletic association in the US if you are good enough to bowl for a Division I or Division II school. This scholarship is offered by 43 member schools. They offer either Div 1 or Div 2 Women’s Bowling while only 2 schools offer scholarship bowling for Men. There are many men’s college bowling teams.

NJCAA

NJCAA stands for National Junior College Athletic Association. Collegiate competition is represented by the NJCAA at junior and two-year colleges. The NJCAA association also includes some very competitive athletic programs. These programs are beneficial for admirable and valuable bowlers who pursue educational opportunities at participating in NJCAA schools.

NAIA

Bowling is unrecognized as a “championship sport” by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). In spite of the NAIA designation, a number of good bowling programs operate within the NAIA school system, including favorites Pikeville College, Lindenwood University, and Lindsey Wilson College. In some instances, otherwise unknown colleges deliver enviable showings in high-profile collegiate bowling competitions.

How to Get Recruited for a Bowling Scholarship

You should be prepared for your junior year itself. If a bowling program interests you, then do some research to see if your competition scores match up with the individuals on their roster. If the school seems to be the right fit, then contact your coaches. They will guide you and help you to receive the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria for Bowling Scholarships

  • You must be a US citizen or a permanent US resident.

  • An excellent high school academic record with required high standardized test scores.

  • Demonstration of significant financial need.

  • You should have applied to or currently attend an accredited school

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

Examples of Some Bowling Scholarships

Billy Welu Scholarship

Award Amount-$1000
Deadline-June 21
How to Apply-You can visit their website to know more details. 

Littlefield Wildcat Athletic Scholarship Fund

Award Amount-$1000
Deadline-March 01
How to Apply-Applications and additional information are available on The Communities Foundation of Texas website.

Norman and Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship

Award Amount-$2000
Deadline-April 01
How to Apply-Applications are available online from the Community Foundation of Hudson Valley website at the address provided.

You can research more on different types of bowling college scholarships on your skills and interests.

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Contact Number

214-750-4222

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Communities Foundation of Texas, an organization that has paid over $100 million in grants in the year 2018. The organization has a history of over 60 years in assisting students to achieve their educational goals. CFT works side by side with committed nonprofits, civic leaders and philanthropy-focused businesses to help out c...

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,250

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@bcf.org

Contact Number

410-332-4171

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the CollegeBound Foundation, an organization that started with a grand vision of granting financial aid for students in need. CollegeBound now employs Program Specialists in Baltimore Public schools, who work year-round to assist students with the college application process. The Arthur Elder, II Scholarship, established to honor&...

Application Deadline

March 15, 2020

Award Amount

$500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@bccf.org

Contact Number

610-685-2223

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by Berks County Community Foundation, an organization that was founded to help individuals, families, businesses and other organizations to achieve their charitable objectives and improve the quality of life for those residing in Berks County. Their main mission is promoting philanthropy. This scholarship is for supporting graduating...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$500

Awards Available

2

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-338-2535

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization that facilitates philanthropy and works to strengthen their community and administer funds and provide when it is needed for the charities. The organization even provides technical support to help nonprofits institutions operate more maximum. The Jay Lamando Scholarsh...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-452-3077

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization that facilitates works to strengthen their community and monitor funds and provide when it is needed for the charities. The organization even provides technical support to help nonprofits institutions operate more maximum. The scholarship is provided in the memory of Lisa More...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$750

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-452-3077

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization that is dedicated to strengthen their community and administer funds to support charities and for social cause. They even provide technical assistance to help nonprofits to operate more productively. This scholarship was first introduced and was established by the Maynard...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-452-3077

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization works on strengthening the community by helping individuals, organizations and monitor funds to support charities, social causes, and non-profit organizations. This scholarship was established by the Nussbickel family and the Greater Southern Dutches...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

shoover@tgkvf.org

Contact Number

304-346-3620

About the Scholarship

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is the institution that provides the scholarship to the applicants whose father or mother is suffering from a serious illness. The scholarship is giving financial assistance to the applicants who are affected emotionally, physically and academically. CFHV also works to strengthen the community by helping the people who are in great need of fu...

Application Deadline

March 15, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@oc-cf.org

Contact Number

949 553 4202

About the Scholarship

Mark P. Tiner Scholarship is started by Sean Tiner in the honor of his brother\'s ambition to pursue higher education. The Orange County Community Foundation is awarding this scholarship to help the students financially to enroll in an un...

Application Deadline

February 14, 2020

Award Amount

$750

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

info@mcfoundation.org

Contact Number

513-4247-369

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is sponsored by the Middletown Community Foundation, an organization that is ranked on top as the most active community foundation in Ohio for assisting students in easily paying for their education. This scholarship is provided yearly to an African American student at Middletown High School who demonstrates high academic performance, participa...