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To some, cheerleading may not be as athletically challenging in comparison 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 cheerleading 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 cheerleading scholarship 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.

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 15

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

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

Berks County Scholastic Athletic Trainer’s Association Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who attend a high school in Berks County, Penn., that employs or contracts with an athletic trainer. Students must have participated in student training in at least one sport for two or more years and must intend to pursue a four-year degree in sports medicine; first preference will be given to students who intend to become certified athletic trainers.

Total: $500

Awards: 6

Deadline: March 15

Mark P. Tiner Scholarship

High school seniors graduating from the Santa Ana Unified School District, Anaheim Union High School, Placentia-Yorba Linda School District, or the Fullerton Joint Union High School District are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and completed 300 or more community service hours over the course of four years.

Total: $1000

Awards: 15

Deadline: March 15

Jay Lamando Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are graduating from John Jay High School or Roy C. Ketcham High School. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate participation in sports, leadership, or other community activities.

Total: $500

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 01

Lisa Moray Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to female high school seniors in Dutchess County New York who are involved in athletics and demonstrate leadership on and off the field.

Total: $1000

Awards: 1

Deadline: April 01

Maynard and Ferne Brownell Family Scholarship

This award is available to currently graduating high school seniors at Beacon High School, John Jay High School, or Roy C. Ketcham High School in the mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to community service.

Total: $3000

Awards: 3

Deadline: April 01

Sports Unlimited Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors, college freshman, and college sophomores who are active participants in any sport. To apply, students must submit an essay about an experience overcoming adversity to achieve athletic success.

Total: $1000

Awards: 2

Deadline: April 25