All scholarship applicants must be NSCA Members at the application deadline (on or before March 15) and must be pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. Applicants are not eligible to win more than one scholarship in any given year; however, applications can be made in more than one scholarship category in a given year. Applicants are eligible to receive up to two scholarships from each category for which they qualify. Members of the Scholarship Review Committee are not eligible to receive scholarships and may not write letters of recommendation for applicants. NSCA employees and their families are ineligible to receive financial awards.
This scholarship is designed to encourage minorities, ages 17 and older, to enter into the field of strength and conditioning. Minority is defined as "ethnic minority," as determined by the Bureau of Census. The applicant must be one of four ethnic qualifications: Black, Hispanic, Asian American, or Native American. Applicant must demonstrate they have been accepted into an accredited institution working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in the strength and conditioning field. Awards of $1,500 will be available.