The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation offers the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship to eligible college undergraduate/graduate school women who desire to work and contribute within the field. Because women are underrepresented in the industry, this scholarship fund aids women to further their education while encouraging their valued participation in the sports and entertainment fields.
Who is eligible to apply for the Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship?
Eligible applicants are matriculating, full-time undergraduate sophomore, junior, senior or first year of graduate school students who are:
- Females residing in the United States
- U.S. Citizens or Permanent Legal Residents of the United States
- Enrolled at a four-year accredited university
- Public Relations, Communication, Media Studies, Marketing or Journalism majors with a desire to work in the entertainment or sports industry
- Able to demonstrate financial need and provide proper documentation upon request
- Earning a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75
There are multiple components to the application, which can be found on the website. The application also requires short essay responses about your career aspirations and extra curricular activities. In addition, applicants must submit three (3) letters of recommendation, an academic transcript, and a copy of your most recent resume. Make sure that you give yourself plenty of time for the recommendations as well as for writing your short essay written responses.
How much is this scholarship worth?
Eight applicants receive scholarships in the amount of $1,000 annually!
When is the deadline to apply for this scholarship?
The Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship is offered twice per year with specific deadlines as follow:
- The Fall 2020 submission deadline is June 14, 2020
- The Spring 2021 submission deadline is November 17, 2020
Do you still have questions? For questions or additional information, please feel free to contact [email protected].
Best of luck to all who apply!