Grand Prix Scholarship Program
The Grand Prix Scholarship Program is a program that is designed to reward participation in youth bowling while helping youth bowlers build a scholarship account for their college years. This program rewards participation, not size, speed, or skill.
The program is open to youth bowlers who have not graduated from high school. Pre-school age youth are also considered eligible to participate.
Enrolled youth bowlers will receive “points” in their local center by participating in youth league bowling and other related bowling activities.
Each year the “points” will be converted to scholarship dollars and credited under the youth bowler’s name until they graduate from high school.
In order to enroll in the program a youth bowler must apply for registration through our center. An annual fee of $10 will be charged per bowler for administration fees.
While accumulating Grand Prix points, bowlers must be in a youth bowling program at a participating Grand Prix Center each year until they graduate from high school. If a bowler does not participate in at least one youth league session for the year, all money accumulated will be forfeited. The only exceptions are: illness or injury to the bowler, or the parents are transferred out of state. These instances will be reviewed on a case by case basis. If approved, money will be held on account for your child.
Participating families are expected to work with their bowling center in fund-raising activities. A minimum of $25 per registered bowler per year is required to be raised at the local level to fund the program. The more money that is raised, the larger the scholarship fund.
100% of all funds raised locally will be returned to the registered bowlers in the form of scholarship dollars. When the youth bowler graduates from high school, and enrolls in a trade school, college, university or technical school, or any recognized accredited learning institute, the accumulated dollars will be paid directly to the educational institute on their behalf. Bowlers will have up to 18 months from their high school graduation date to redeem their Grand Prix Scholarship funds.
Annually, each bowler in the program will receive a letter with the amount of scholarship dollars to their credit.
There is also a state level of scholarship opportunity in the Grand Prix Scholarship Program.
State money comes from corporate donations, sponsorships, bowling tournament donations, bowlers that drop from the program, and from 10% of the money raised at the local level. Since the program began in 1989 bowlers have received a total of $363,737.21 in scholarship funds.
State money can be earned in the following tournaments:
All American Family Bowling Tournament
Wisconsin State USBC Team or Doubles Tournament
Grand Prix Tournaments
Local money can be earned in: