Scholarships are financial awards offered to students who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement or other qualifications. This monetary assistance often goes towards tuition costs including room and board, books, and other expenses associated with attending college. These financial awards can be invaluable to many students, and First Tee – Colorado Rocky Mountains actually offers scholarship opportunities to our youth athletes. However, these financial opportunities would not be made possible without scholarship sponsors.
For companies looking for a way to give back to the Colorado community, it’s a good idea to sponsor a college scholarship for local residents.
What Are Scholarship Sponsors?
A scholarship sponsor is a company or organization that contributes to a scholarship opportunity for students in exchange for the student’s endorsement of their products or services. The most common form of sponsorship is an advertising campaign where the company provides money to pay for the student’s education. However, there are also scholarship sponsors that provide funding for specific programs like athletic teams, arts organizations, and community service groups.
Sponsorship opportunities are available at all levels of higher education, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. Some companies will even sponsor scholarships specifically for high school seniors planning on enrolling in college next fall.
Sponsored scholarships are usually awarded based on merit, such as test scores, grades, leadership skills, extracurricular activities, and personal essays. However, some sponsored scholarships may require additional criteria like volunteering for a certain number of hours per month or being involved in a particular club or sports team.
The best way to find out if you or your children qualify for a scholarship is to check with the scholarship provider directly. In many cases, scholarship sponsors have a list of requirements that must be met before they award a scholarship. If you or your children do not meet these requirements then you won’t be eligible for the financial package.
How Do I Find Out About Available Scholarships?
There are several ways to search for scholarships. One of the easiest ways is to use free online scholarship databases. These websites allow users to enter basic information about themselves and then search through thousands of scholarships by category.
Some of the more popular scholarship websites include FastWeb, CollegeBoard, and Go4College. All three of these sites are free to use and contain a wealth of information that can help you find, apply for, and get more information about scholarships and schools.
Another option is to visit local colleges and universities. Most schools have career centers that often host events where they provide education about scholarship opportunities or may even award a few. Career counselors will often know of scholarships that are available for prospective students.
First Tee – Colorado Rocky Mountains Scholarship Sponsors
At First Tee – Colorado Rocky Mountains, we are proud to offer many different scholarship opportunities to teens that participate in our programming. In fact, we award up to 5 scholarships each year to deserving students who demonstrate and embody our organization’s core values. These scholarships are worth up to $10,000 each and help many kids carry the values and knowledge they learned at First Tee through their educational journeys. All of this is made possible thanks to our generous donors and sponsors.
First Tee – Colorado Rocky Mountains doesn’t just offer college scholarships. We are also proud to offer scholarships and financial aid packages to help put kids through our youth golf programs and personalized instruction. Every year, our local scholarship sponsors and donors in Colorado put kids all across the state through our life-changing programming, which ultimately benefits the larger Colorado community.
Ready to Help First Tee Change Lives?
Register your company with First Tee – Colorado Rocky Mountains and learn more about becoming one of our scholarship sponsors.