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Sports Unlimited Scholarship


Entries are now CLOSED for the 2020 Sports Unlimited Scholarship. A winner will be announced soon.

We award a $1,000 scholarship annually to some of the most inspiring students in the country.

Sports Unlimited is dedicated to reaching further than the field, court, or diamond that you play on. We believe in fostering development and empowering ourselves and others through higher education because it takes as much courage to succeed in the classroom as it does on the field. Once every year, we offer a $1,000 college scholarship to the athlete who inspires us most through his or her essay. You might even be featured in our blog! If you intend to apply for the scholarship, follow the instructions below.

Do you believe collegiate athletes should be allowed to be paid for playing sports? Please explain why or why not.

Here's how to enter:

  • Write an essay on the above topic in 500-1000 words.
  • Email a Word doc or PDF attachment of your essay to
  • Use subject: Sports Unlimited Scholarship - 2020
  • The file name should be your full name, state, and date of birth. Example: Chase-Utley-PA-12-17-1978.docx
  • Include your high school in the essay (either in mention or stated in the header)
  • Submit by April 30th, 2020

Here's how you win:

  • Write a great essay.
  • We will pick and notify the winner in summer 2020
  • It's subjective, we're going to pick our favorite essay.
  • We will send you a check to spend on tuition, books, room, board, etc.

To be eligible:

  1. You must be a graduating high school senior or a freshman/sophomore in college.
  2. You can't be related to anyone at Sports Unlimited.
  3. We reserve the right to verify the date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

We are happy to award a young student a scholarship and are excited to read this year's essays. We might even feature your essay on our website or blog! By submitting your essay, you agree to allowing Sports Unlimited to use your words in such publications (we will credit you of course, since it is your writing!) as a blog, website or related media.

Sports Unlimited equips athletes with the most advanced sports gear ranging from the newest football helmet, Riddell SpeedFlex, to basketball hoops for your driveway. We call ourselves unlimited for a reason. And that reason is to not only exceed expectations with the selection of products we sell, but also exceed your expectations in customer service and shipping. Whether you are a catcher in need of new catcher's gear or the parent who watches from the stadium seats, we take great pride in putting you in position to succeed. We care about athletes and their families and hope that this scholarship allows a young athlete to succeed not only on the field of play, but in an educational environment as well.