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Awards and Scholarship Opportunities

Award and Scholarship Opportunities

The NCAA, ACC, Clemson University, and various other organizations administer a variety of scholarships, internships, and leadership/development opportunities that student-athletes have the chance to apply for.  Listed below is information about such awards including: criteria for nomination, organization sponsoring award, and deadlines.  Each award has been categorized based on the type of opportunity: Postgraduate Scholarships/Opportunities, Academic Awards, Athletic/Academic Awards, Service and Leadership Awards, and Athletic Department Awards. 

Postgraduate Scholarships/Opportunities

ACC Futures Program (Internship)

– Woman or ethnic minority with an undergraduate degree or scheduled to graduate – Academic distinction – Varsity letterwinner – Intent to enter athletic administration or television profession – Participation in campus and community activities – April deadline

ACC Weaver-James Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship

– One-time $5000 postgraduate scholarship

* Candidate must plan to attend graduate school * Minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 * Participant in final season of eligibility * Excellent athletic, leadership, and academic achievements * Late-January deadline

NACDA Annual John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship

– One-time $10,000 postgraduate scholarship

* Senior level minority student (Black – not of Hispanic origin, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaskan Native) * Minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 * Pursuing a postgraduate degree in athletic administration * Mid-January deadline

NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Programs’ Postgraduate Scholarships for Career in Athletics

– One-time $6000 postgraduate scholarship

* Seeking to enter a sports related graduate program * Ethnic minority or woman * US citizen * Performed with distinction as a student-body member * Involvement in extracurricular activities, course work, commitment to a career in athletics, and promise for success will be considered * Mid-December deadline

NCAA Internship Program

– One year paid internship at the NCAA office in Indianapolis, IN – College graduate interested in pursuing a career in college athletic administration – Mid-December deadline

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

– One-time $7500 postgraduate scholarship

* Minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 * Excellent athletic, leadership, and academic achievements * Participant in final season of eligibility *Mid-December (Fall Sports), Mid-May (Winter Sports), Mid-June (Spring Sports) Deadline

NCAA Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program

– One-time $21,500 postgraduate scholarship

* Senior in final year of athletic eligibility * Minimum GPA 3.5/4.0 * Show good character, leadership, and citizenship * Mid-January deadline

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Academic Awards

ACC- All Academic Team

– 3.0 Semester GPA – 3.0 Cumulative GPA – Nomination only; nominees are not guaranteed to be named to All-Academic Team – Late- January (Fall Sports); Early-June (Winter & Spring Sports)

ACC Honor Roll

– 3.0 Average GPA for fall and spring semester (academic year) – Late-July deadline – Inform sports information department of recipients

ACC Scholastic Award

– Top male & female participant in final season of eligibility with highest cumulative GPA – Mid-May deadline – Inform John Seketa of recipients

Clemson University Honor Roll

– 3.0 Average for semester – Run at end of semester – Inform sports information department of recipients

The Freedom Forum-NCAA Sports Journalism Scholarship

– One time $300 scholarship

* Sports Journalism student * Current full-time junior * Mid-December deadline

Susan Delony Student Academic Achievement Award

– Clemson University junior or senior – Maintains high scholarly achievement and an excellent academic record – Commitment to a field of study (presentations, research, or participation) – Late-January deadline

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Athletic/Academic Awards

ACC Weaver-James Honorary Award

– Candidate must plan to attend graduate school – Minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 – Participant in final season of eligibility – Excellent athletic, leadership, and academic achievements – Plan to continue athletic career with a professional organization or on a national team – Late-January deadline

NCAA Today’s Top VIII Award

– Varsity letterwinner and distinctive athletic career (All-American) – Participant in final season of eligibility – High GPA – Additional honors/awards – Late-January deadline for Fall sports; Early August deadline for Winter/Spring sports

NCAA Woman of the Year Award

– Achievements in leadership, service, athletics, and academics – Varsity letterwinner – Participant in final season of eligibility – Minimum GPA of 2.5 – Mid-June deadline, submitted to the ACC

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Service and Leadership Awards

ACC Top VI Award

– 6 student-athletes most involved in community service – January deadline

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Student Award

– Clemson University male and female senior – Service and leadership – Late-January deadline

Butch Trent Community Service Award

– Clemson University student – Strong interest and passion for community service and volunteer work – Encourages other to participate in community service – Late-January deadline

Clemson University Outstanding Women and Distinguished Contributor Award

– Undergraduate female student – Professional achievement and service as a role model within and outside the University – Efforts to maintain the status of women – Mid-February deadline

Frank A. Burtner Scholarship

– One-time cash scholarship – Clemson University rising senior – Exemplary leadership qualities and outstanding academic record – Late-January deadline

Matt Locke Award

– Clemson University student – Outstanding leadership in community service activities – Late-January deadline

N4A Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award

– Completed three semesters, passed 36 hours, and be in good academic standing – Varsity letterwinner – Overcome great personal, academic, and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success – Late-February deadline

NCAA Leadership Conference

– Selected nominee will represent Clemson University at the annual May conference in Orlando, FL – Criteria for selection based on 3 areas:

* Service, volunteerism, leadership * Academic achievement * Athletic accomplishments, recognition, and honors

– Early-February deadline

Nick Lomax Rising Star Award

– Clemson University freshman or sophomore – Exhibits promise of leadership and involved in community service activities – Motivates peers to participate in community service activities – Late-January deadline

Phil Prince Student Development Award

– Clemson University junior or senior – Advancements in personal development through community and civic involvement – Late-January deadline

Thea McCrary Student Award for Outstanding Service

– Clemson University student – Engaged in community or public service – $150 one-time stipend – Mid-February deadline

Who’s Who Among American College Students

– At least a second year student – Academic ability, participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship and service to school, and potential for future achievement – August 31-April 15 deadline

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Athletic Department Awards

Academic Achievement Award

– Significant and consistent academic improvement – January deadline

Academic Hall of Fame

– Student-athlete that won the ACC and/or NCAA postgraduate award – January deadline

Athletic Director’s Academic Excellence Award

– Graduating student-athletes – Earned honor roll distinction for seven consecutive semesters – January deadline

Bill D’Andrea Service Award

– Commitment to academics – Devotion to service – Excellence in Leadership – January deadline

The Brandon Streeter Award

– Clemson University student-athlete – Despite injury, gave 110% in practice and competition – Late-July deadline to John Seketa

Clemson University All-Academic Team

– Clemson University student-athlete from each team with the highest GPA – Completed at least 60 hours at Clemson University – January deadline

The Edward’s Sportsmanship Award

– Clemson University student-athlete – Display of good sportsmanship on and off the field – High classroom standards – Late-July deadline to John Seketa

The Frank Howard Award

– Clemson University student-athlete – Nationally recognized for athletic skills – Late-July deadline to John Seketa

The IPTAY Student-Athlete-of-the Year Award

– Clemson University student-athlete – Character, leadership, and academic record with national recognition – Late-July deadline to John Seketa

Michelin® Career Awareness Award

– Senior student-athlete – Participant in career development programs and development of career enhancement skills – January deadline

Cecil Huey Award

– Graduating student-athlete – Demonstration of academic and athletic achievement while adhering to high ethical standards – January deadline

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