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2011-12 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Nominations.

This is to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2011-12 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship program for fall sports. Nominations can be submitted via the Postgraduate Scholarship online submission system. For access to the online nomination system click the following link https://web1.ncaa.org/pgs/exec/appform.

The online nomination system is completely electronic and is linked to the NCAA national office. The Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) or FAR designee initiating the nomination process must use the institution's organizational identification and password to log in to the online nomination system. The organizational identification and password are also used by institutions to submit their annual sports sponsorship requirements to the NCAA. Please contact your institution's director of athletics or compliance coordinator for the organizational identification and password if you do not have it.

Important dates for the 2011-12 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship program are listed below.
Guidelines to determine qualified student-athletes to nominate and nomination instructions can be found at www.ncaa.org.  Minimum qualifications include:

  • The student-athlete must have an overall undergraduate minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.200 on a 4.000 scale.
  • The student-athlete must be in at least his or her final season of athletics eligibility for the sport they are nominated or will no longer be utilizing any remaining athletics eligibility.
  • The student-athlete must have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team in the sport in which the student-athlete is being nominated.
  • The student-athlete must intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree and enroll in a graduate degree program on a part- or full-time basis at an academically accredited graduate or degree-granting professional school.

An institution may nominate a total of five male and five female student-athletes each sports season. If your institution wishes to nominate more than five individuals per gender, please discuss your request with the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship liaison.

The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship program provides up to 174 scholarships to student-athletes at member institutions annually. Up to 58 scholarships per sport season will be awarded to student-athletes participating in fall, winter and spring sports, 29 for men and 29 for women. The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship amount is $7,500. Each award recipient will receive a one-time award to be applied toward postgraduate study in an academically accredited graduate degree program.

Thank you for your support of the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship program. If you have any questions, please contact me at 317/917-6222.

Important 2011-12 calendar dates include:

Fall sports nomination period opens:  November 1
Fall sports nomination deadline:  January 20, 2012
Winter sports nomination period opens:  January 27, 2012
Winter sports nomination deadline:  March 15, 2012
Spring sports nomination period opens:  March 22, 2012
Spring sports nomination deadline:  May 10, 2012
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