Cheerleading Scholarships

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To some, cheerleading hasn’t always been perceived as athletically challenging compared to other sports. However, if you take a look at the gymnastics involved in some of these routines, it’s hard to ignore that cheerleaders are athletes, too. In fact, there are several colleges and organizations that recognize this talent and offer college scholarships to cheerleaders. While most schools rely on actual tryouts rather than participation in high school or on a private league, there are several different types of scholarship opportunities available if you can dance, tumble, and cheer. This list of cheerleading scholarships is a great way to start your search if you plan to have school spirit on the cheer squad at your college or university.

Edward Louis Flom Memorial HCC Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Hillsborough County, Florida who are planning to attend Hillsborough Community College. Applicants must participate in a sports team, must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and must qualify for free or reduced-cost school lunches.

Total: $2000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 10
2019

Lynch Family Legacy Scholarship (Hillsborough)

This scholarship is available for current high school seniors residing in Hillsborough County, Florida. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and participate in a varsity sports team.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 10
2019

Daniella Altfield-Moreno Scholarship

This scholarship is available for Latino/Latina youth under age 25 with a preference for students involved in athletics and students committed to LGBT equality.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Pride Foundation Varsity Athletics Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. citizens who have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Applicants must have experience in participatory athletics, and preferably, at the varsity level. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community.

Total: $4160 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 12
2019

Donald S. Groves Scholarship Fund

This award is for U.S. high seniors graduating from Nicholas County High School who are athletes and current residents of West Virginia. The applicant must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher to be eligible.

Total: $2800 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2019

Margaret Parsons 'Porky' Moss Scholarship Fund

This award is for U.S. female students who are graduating from South Charleston High School. The applicant must have a 2.5 grade point average or higher and an ACT score of 20 or higher to be eligible.

Total: $600 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 15
2019

Deviny Boese Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Pinellas County, Florida who are active in cheerleading. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 19
2019

Pinellas All-Star Cheerleading Classic Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Pinellas County, Florida who are active on the high school cheerleading squad. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 19
2019

Tom E. Halley & Carl W. Parks Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Pinellas County who have a grade point average between 2.0 and 3.0. Selection will be based on participation in community service, athletics, and other community organizations.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 19
2019

Violet McIntyre Scholarship

The Violet McIntyre Scholarship is available for high school seniors in Pinellas County, Florida who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and a demonstrated passion for writing.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 19
2019

Ann Liguori Foundation Sports Media Scholarship

This scholarship is available for upperclass undergraduate women who are majoring in communications or journalism. Applicants must reside in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or New York, and must demonstrate participation in athletics and sports.

Total: $2500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  January 26
2019

Mickey Forrester Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available for female graduating seniors at Sullivan East High School in Bluff City, Tennessee. To be eligible, an applicant must have been active on at least one school sports team during her high school years.

Total: $1500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 15
2019