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Endowment Fund Grants and Scholarships

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits and Individuals for Amateur
Athletics and Educational Scholarships to Individual Athletes

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North Carolina Amateur Sports (NCAS) - Endowment Fund

Deadline Date:

07/24/19 11:59 PM EST


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Grants of up to $5,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote amateur athletics and training. Additionally, scholarships of up to $2,000 are available to individual athletes to support educational pursuits. The purpose of this fund is to promote amateur athletics within the state.

The NCAS Endowment Fund provides funds qualifying organizations that promote amateur athletics, individuals training for Olympic level competitions, physical fitness programs, and other programs pursuing the Olympic ideal as approved by a committee made up of members from the NCAS Board of Directors. Involvement with the North Carolina Amateur Sports, the Powerade State Games of North Carolina, and/or Cycle North Carolina is preferred.

North Carolina Amateur Sports (NCAS), Powerade, and Bojangles have teamed together to present educational scholarships to participants of the 2018 Powerade State Games who have excelled academically, athletically, and are active in community service. Scholarships will be paid directly to the students' chosen school of higher education.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171769

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants: The maximum grant awarded is $5,000.

Scholarships: Scholarships up to $2,000 will be awarded.

Term of Contract:

Scholarship recipients must use the funds within three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The NCAS Endowment Fund provides funds to 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations. Individuals and organizations without 501(c)(3) status may apply; however, any funds they receive are subject to Internal Revenue Service guidelines. The NCAS Endowment Fund Committee strongly recommends that a 501(c)(3) organization be named.

All applicants must meet the following criteria: be a 2019 Powerade State Games of North Carolina participant, currently have a minimum 3.0 GPA (unweighted), be a rising high school senior or older, and must be presently attending or planning to attend an institution of higher learning. Applicants younger than rising high school seniors are not eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications and all attachments must be emailed before 11:59 p.m. EST on July 24, 2019.

Grants Timetable:
- One month after deadline: Endowment Fund Committee reviews grants
- Two months after deadline: Endowment Fund Committee meets
- Three months after deadline: NCAS Board of Directors approves grants
- Four months after deadline: All grant recipients notified

Applications will be reviewed by the NCAS Endowment Fund Committee and applicants will be notified of their status no later than October 31, 2019.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications to

Endowment Fund Application
406 Blackwell Street, Suite 120
Durham, N.C. 27701

(919) 361-1133 ext. 0

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina