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.

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 24
2020

Columbia College of Missouri Talent Award

This award is for U.S. students who are planning to attend or are currently attending Columbia College of Missouri. Students must demonstrate talent in art, music, or athletics to be eligible for this award.

Total: $3000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 1
2020

John A. McCluskey and Helen McCluskey Scholarship

The John A. McCluskey and Helen McCluskey Scholarship scholarship is available for graduating African American seniors at Middleton High School in Middletown, Ohio who display a passion for athletics. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and demonstrate a commitment to community service.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  February 14
2020

Beverage Industry High School Scholarship

This award is available to current high school seniors in California who have a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian who is a proprietor of an establishment with a California liquor license, or who is employed full-time by an individual or corporation holding a California liquor license. To be eligible, the applicant must have participated in one or more of the following extracurricular activities during his/her junior and senior years of high school: community service, athletics, music or th...

Total: $5000 Awards:  38
Deadline:  February 15
2020

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
2020

Salute to Education Scholarship Program

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Miami-Dade or Broward counties in Florida who have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must apply in one of the following categories: athletics; foreign language and language arts; leadership/service; mathematics/computer science; natural science; performing arts; social science; or visual arts and vocational/technical programs.

Total: $1500 Awards:  140
Deadline:  February 20
2020

FLAG Flag Football Scholarship

This award is available for graduating high school seniors in Massachusetts who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Applicants must participate in athletics and serve as a constant role-model or advocate for LGBT causes.

Total: $1 Awards:  5000
Deadline:  February 22
2020

Arthur W. Elder, II Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Baltimore, MD who have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Preference will be given to students who are active in athletics or other extracurricular activities, as well as students at Heritage High School.

Total: $1250 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

Hy Zolet Student Athlete Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Baltimore who are active in athletics. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and must demonstrate work ethic, a sense of fairness, and responsibility.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 1
2020

The New York Ramblers Scholarship for Student Athletes

The New York Ramblers Scholarship for Student Athletes is available for student athelets who identify as LGBTQI or committed LGBTQI allies.

Total: $2500 Awards:  2
Deadline:  June 1
2020

Littlefield Wildcat Athletic Scholarship Fund

This award is available for graduating seniors at Littlefield High School in Littlefield, Texas. Applicants must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate involvement in school or community sports.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Notah Begay III Scholarship Program

This award is available for U.S. graduating high school seniors who have been residents of New Mexico for one year or more and attend a New Mexico high school. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be Native American with a blood quantum of 25 percent or more, and participate in high school varsity-level sports.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 13