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Award and Scholarship

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

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

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

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

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