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The program is currently closed. Please check back in February for updated program information.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation
Girls in Football Scholarship
Application status: Closed

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation, Inc. has established a scholarship program to assist female high school seniors participating in a form of football (touch, flag, tackle, etc.) who plan to continue their education in college.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation Girls in Football Scholarship must:

  • Be female high school seniors participating in a form of football (touch, flag, tackle, etc).
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Plan to use their college education/experience to make an impact in the sports industry.
  • Write an essay (500 words or less) outlining how they will use their career choice to make a positive impact in the sports industry.

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Up to four (4) awards will be granted. Awards are one-time only. Past recipients may not reapply.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Award recipients will be sent a Quick Start Guide email to register for the WhichWay app with access to the following modules for a one year cycle:

  • Understanding Basics of Budgeting
  • Achieving Goal
  • Creating and Maintaining a Budget
  • Paying for College
  • Understanding Credit
  • Obtaining Credit
  • Applying for Financial Aid
  • Managing Credit Cards
  • Managing Student Loans While in School
  • Managing Debt
  • Repaying Student Loans

Selection of Finalists and Recipients
Scholarship American will select finalists on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an online recommendation.

Financial need will be considered. Recipients must demonstrate need.

From the list of finalists, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation, Inc. will select recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Applicants will be notified in July. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation, Inc. Payment is made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 23, 2021 3:00 pm ET.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation, Inc. has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you to the Scholarship America Student Hub!