The USG Spring 2023
Our Spring 2023 Scholarship Application is live!
The Spring 2023 Scholarship will Accept Applications
February 1, 2023 through April 29, 2023
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This scholarship is available to anyone pursuing a career in collegiate and/or professional sports.
The USG Reflection Scholarship can be used for personal, spiritual, or professional development. This may include paying off student loans, tuition, job board memberships, conference fees, etc.
Previous winners come from roles across the sport industry, including:
Other Sport Professionals
The USG Reflection Scholarship Fall 2022 1st Place Winning Essay by Alexis Conaway can be found at the link below:
Alexis Conaway, Graduate Assistant Director of Volleyball Operations - LSU
Fall 2022 USG Reflection Scholarship Essay
Additional information on our scholarship program can be found below:
Scholarship Award Amounts:
The Spring 2023 Scholarship Application Process
To apply, complete the steps below:
First, listen to ONE of the following episodes of The Uncommon Podcast:
Episode #29- What is Progressive Christianity?
Episode #49- Does Christianity Promote Misogyny & Racism?
2. Reflect & Write
After you have listened to one of the above episodes, please reflect on the following questions:
Why do you believe the topic you chose is an important one in our present cultural context?
What is something you learned in the podcast that you can apply to your walk with Christ?
Write your answers to the above questions in a 500-800 word essay.
Your scholarship essay submission must meet the following requirements:
Your essay must include your name, present employer, and role.
Your essay must be between 500-800 words in length.
Please note the word count on your submission.
Your essay must be submitted in a PDF file format.
Once you have completed your essay, you may submit the file and your application below. Please contact us if you have any questions.
As a reminder, the Reflection Scholarship FAQs and Terms and Conditions may be viewed at the links below:
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Reflection Scholarship FAQs - Spring 2023
When is the scholarship application deadline?
The application deadline is April 29, 2023. Winners will be announced on May 12, 2023.
How will scholarship application information be used?
You may opt out of communications from uncommonsg.org at any time. Unless we’ve first notified you and received your consent, you’ll never receive communication from us or any third parties related to the personal information you gave us.
When will the scholarship winner be chosen? How will they be notified?
The winners will be publicly announced on May 12, 2023.
All applicants will be notified of the decision before this date.
All applications will be reviewed according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the quality of their applications.
The applicant must be pursuing a career in collegiate and/or professional sports.
How will the scholarship award be paid?
Award checks will be sent directly to the scholarship recipient.
If specified, checks can be written out to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements).
The recipient's name and address will be finalized and confirmed before checks are sent.
How can I use the funds from the scholarship?
Funds awarded from this scholarship are to be used for educational, personal, professional, and/or spiritual-related expenses.
What is Uncommon Sports Group?
Uncommon Sports Group (USG) is a faith-based organization that provides spiritual and professional development for sport industry professionals. USG exists to equip and support individuals in their careers and, more importantly, their faith.
Learn more about us at uncommonsg.org.
How should I get in touch with questions?
If you have any questions about the scholarship or Uncommon Sports Group, please contact us, and we’ll get back to you promptly.