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    Top 28 Sports and Exercise Science Scholarships in May 2024

    Written by Will Geiger

    Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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    Updated: May 1st, 2024

    If you’re passionate about sports and exercise and interested in understanding the science behind it, kinesiology or sports science might just be the perfect major for you. As a kinesiology major you’ll learn about how the human body responds to exercise, how to design effective training programs, and how to improve athletic performance.

    To help you pay for your education, you can apply for a number of sports science and kinesiology scholarships that aim to support students going into the field. Keep on reading to learn more about the eligibility requirements, deadlines, and award amounts!

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

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    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Breakthrough Junior Challenge

    Offered by Breakthrough

    1 award worth $250,000
    Deadline Jun 25, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by Breakthrough

    Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the…Show More

    Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the…Show More

    Are you a middle or high school student with a passion for STEM? If so, consider applying for the Breakthrough Junior Challenge! Each year, the challenge awards $250,000 to a 13-18-year-old student who creatively and clearly explains a scientific or mathematical theory, concept, or principle in video form. The videos must be no longer than a minute and 30 seconds long and should be a dynamic visual medium, using diagrams, simulations, physical demonstrations, and more. The scholarship is funded by technology investors and science philanthropists Julia and Yuri Milner.  If you have a love for STEM, video making, and want to go to college debt-free, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    1 award worth $250,000
    Deadline Jun 25, 2024
    Grade Level High School Students
    Get Started

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    GeneTex Scholarship

    Offered by GeneTex

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 12, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by GeneTex

    Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship!…Show More

    Are you a STEM major in college or university looking for help to pay off your degree? If so, consider applying for the GeneTex Scholarship! The scholarship is open to all STEM majors enrolled at an accredited postsecondary institution in good academic standing, including international students. Offered by GeneTex, the scholarship supports young scientists pursuing a postsecondary education to increase scientific advancement and future discoveries. GeneTex is a Texas-based life science, biotechnology company that develops and sells research reagents in the biomedical field. The GeneTex scholarship awards one student $2,000 biannually for use toward their education or other expenses. Typically, the deadlines for each year will fall in July and December or January of each year. If you are a STEM major looking for some help with tuition and fees, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $2,000
    Deadline Jul 12, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Martha J. Branch Scholarship

    Offered by Branch & Cook Scholarships

    1 award worth $750
    Deadline Jun 28, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Branch & Cook Scholarships

    Are you a current or incoming Black undergraduate student pursuing a fitness or nutrition-related major at a university in Kentucky? If so, the Martha J.…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming Black undergraduate student pursuing a fitness or nutrition-related major at a university in Kentucky? If so, the Martha J.…Show More

    Are you a current or incoming Black undergraduate student pursuing a fitness or nutrition-related major at a university in Kentucky? If so, the Martha J. Branch Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $750 to one (1) current or incoming Black/African, full-time, undergraduate fitness or nutrition student at a Kentucky college or university. To apply, interested students must submit a current resume, a transcript, a 500-word essay, a letter of recommendation, and proof of enrollment at their university. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $750
    Deadline Jun 28, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship

    Offered by Michael Moody

    1 award worth $1,500
    Deadline Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Michael Moody

    Are you a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is majoring in and planning on pursuing a career in a health or fitness-oriented…Show More

    Are you a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is majoring in and planning on pursuing a career in a health or fitness-oriented…Show More

    Are you a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is majoring in and planning on pursuing a career in a health or fitness-oriented field? You might consider applying for the Michael Moody Fitness Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,500 to one such student who has demonstrated outstanding achievements both in and out of school. In order to apply, you must answer a series of three essay questions and complete the online application. If selected as a finalist, you will also be asked to send in your transcript and one letter of recommendation. If you’d like some financial help on your journey to improve others’ health, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,500
    Deadline Aug 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jun 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship

    Offered by SHAPE America

    Multiple awards worth $1,250 - $1,750
    Deadline Oct 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students

    Offered by SHAPE America

    The Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship, developed by the past presidents of SHAPE America to honor deserving students, is awarded to three undergraduate students and two…Show More

    The Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship, developed by the past presidents of SHAPE America to honor deserving students, is awarded to three undergraduate students and two…Show More

    The Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship, developed by the past presidents of SHAPE America to honor deserving students, is awarded to three undergraduate students and two graduate students in January of each year. Eligible applicants must be SHAPE America members, be majoring in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, or dance, and submit two letters of recommendation in order to apply. While undergraduate recipients will receive $1,250 each, graduate school recipients will earn $1,750 each. In addition, all winners will be given a complimentary three-year SHAPE American membership. If you're a post-secondary student passionate about health, physical education, recreation, or dance, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,250 - $1,750
    Deadline Oct 15, 2024
    Grade Level College Upperclassmen & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship

    Offered by SBB Research Group

    1 award worth $2,500
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by SBB Research Group

    Are you a full-time student studying Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics? The SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship could be a good fit for you! The…Show More

    Are you a full-time student studying Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics? The SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship could be a good fit for you! The…Show More

    Are you a full-time student studying Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics? The SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship could be a good fit for you! The scholarship is awarded monthly, with 12 winners being selected throughout the year. The best part about this scholarship is the work to reward ratio. By simply submitting a short 500-word essay, you could win $2,500 from the SBB Research Group. If you fit the scholarship criteria, we encourage you to submit your essay and apply today!Show Less

    1 award worth $2,500
    Deadline Rolling
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Women Leading Kentucky Undergraduate Scholarship

    Offered by Women Leading Kentucky

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Women Leading Kentucky

    Are you a female undergraduate student from Kentucky attending an in-state university? Further, are you majoring in Sports, Media, Engineering, Finance, Banking, Literature, Creative Writing,…Show More

    Are you a female undergraduate student from Kentucky attending an in-state university? Further, are you majoring in Sports, Media, Engineering, Finance, Banking, Literature, Creative Writing,…Show More

    Are you a female undergraduate student from Kentucky attending an in-state university? Further, are you majoring in Sports, Media, Engineering, Finance, Banking, Literature, Creative Writing, or Journalism? If so, you may be eligible for the Women Leading Kentucky Undergraduate Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards between $1,000 and $1,500 to female undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional leadership and are attending a Kentucky college/university. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000 - $1,500
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program

    Offered by Fontana Transport, Inc.

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Fontana Transport, Inc.

    The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is funded by Fontana Transport, Inc., an organization that helps future leaders in their community pursue a higher education…Show More

    The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is funded by Fontana Transport, Inc., an organization that helps future leaders in their community pursue a higher education…Show More

    The Fontana Transport Inc. Scholars Program is funded by Fontana Transport, Inc., an organization that helps future leaders in their community pursue a higher education degree. Each year, the Fontana Transport, Inc. Scholars Program awards up to $5,000 to multiple underrepresented, high school seniors who will be first-generation college students and want to help their families and communities. For 2024, the program hopes to support students pursuing a degree in any of the following fields: Transportation Management, math, science, engineering, architecture, environmental design, pre-med, psychology, and/or the Spanish Language and Literature. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
    Expected deadline March 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
    Apply

    Sports Task Force / Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship

    Offered by Asian American Journalists Association

    1 award worth $2,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Asian American Journalists Association

    Are you a member of AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association) planning to major in sports journalism? If so, consider applying for the Sports Task Force…Show More

    Are you a member of AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association) planning to major in sports journalism? If so, consider applying for the Sports Task Force…Show More

    Are you a member of AAJA (Asian American Journalists Association) planning to major in sports journalism? If so, consider applying for the Sports Task Force / Al Young Sports Journalism Scholarship! The scholarship is open to AAJA members who are full-time undergraduate students taking or planning to take courses in journalism and/or pursue a career in sports journalism. The Asian American Journalists Association is proud to offer this and other scholarships to support students pursuing careers in sports journalism and media. The AAJA is a membership-based nonprofit organization focused on advancing diversity and accurate coverage of communities of color. The scholarship is named in honor of Al Young, an Asian American pioneer in sports media. To carry on his legacy, one aspiring, Asian sports journalist is chosen every year to receive $2,000 to help cover educational costs. If you're an AAJA member passionate about pursuing a career in sports journalism, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    1 award worth $2,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship

    Offered by Davidson Institute

    Multiple awards worth up to $50,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level High School Students

    Offered by Davidson Institute

    Are you a K-12 student who has created a significant piece of work in the field of STEM, literature, music, or philosophy? The Davidson Institute…Show More

    Are you a K-12 student who has created a significant piece of work in the field of STEM, literature, music, or philosophy? The Davidson Institute…Show More

    Are you a K-12 student who has created a significant piece of work in the field of STEM, literature, music, or philosophy? The Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship may be a good fit for you! The Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship is a life-changing $50,000 scholarship opportunity for any student in the United States who is under 18. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of significant work. This means any work or accomplishment that experts in the field recognize as meaningful and has the potential to make a positive contribution to society. This typically comes in the form of a project completed by the student(s). That’s right, student(s)! You can apply to the Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship in a group of two! There are also multiple scholarship categories you can choose to apply within, including Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, and Outside of the Box. Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $50,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level High School Students
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2024
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    KPMG Future Leaders Program

    Offered by KPMG

    22 awards worth $10,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by KPMG

    Are you an academically exceptional female student who plans to attend a college or university and study Business or STEM? The KPMG Future Leaders Program…Show More

    Are you an academically exceptional female student who plans to attend a college or university and study Business or STEM? The KPMG Future Leaders Program…Show More

    Are you an academically exceptional female student who plans to attend a college or university and study Business or STEM? The KPMG Future Leaders Program may then be a good scholarship opportunity for you. The KPMG Future Leaders Program annually awards $10,000 scholarships to 22 female high school seniors with a proven track record of academic excellence. The scholarships are renewable for up to four years, totaling $40,000 over the course of one’s undergraduate career. In addition to the monetary award, winners will also take part in a leadership development retreat, mentorship, and an introduction to the sport of golf. Applicants should be planning to attend a four-year college to study Business or STEM and exhibit strong financial need. The program is funded by proceeds from the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit. If you meet the eligibility criteria, we encourage you to apply for the KPMG Future Leaders Program! Show Less

    22 awards worth $10,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Graduate Scholarship

    Offered by National Collegiate Athletic Association

    26 awards worth $10,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by National Collegiate Athletic Association

    This Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Graduate Scholarship is for students who are at least in their final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or who…Show More

    This Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Graduate Scholarship is for students who are at least in their final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or who…Show More

    This Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Graduate Scholarship is for students who are at least in their final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or who will not be using any remaining athletics eligibility. The NCAA awards $10,000 to 13 ethnic minorities and 13 female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of graduate studies. Applications submitted by faculty and staff will not be accepted or reviewed by the committee.Show Less

    26 awards worth $10,000
    Expected deadline February 2025
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started
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