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The USG Spring 2024
Reflection Scholarship

Our Spring 2024 Scholarship
application is now open!

The Spring 2024 Reflection Scholarship application is open! The deadline to apply is April 26th at Midnight PST.

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Uncommon Sports Group is committed to your development!

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: 

Student Managers

Interns

Graduate Assistants

Intercollegiate Administrators

Coaches

Other Sport Professionals

Click below to read a winning essay by Alexis Conaway, the Graduate Assistant Director of Volleyball Operations at LSU:

Fall 2022 Reflection Scholarship Winning Essay:

Create Environments for People to Thrive

Additional information on our scholarship program can be found below:

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Scholarship Award Amounts:

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$3,000

$2,500

$2,000

$750

(x 10)

The Spring 2024 Scholarship Application Process

To apply, complete the steps below:

1. Listen

 

Uncommon Sports Group hosted the first-ever Christians Working in Sports (CWS) Conference in Minneapolis, MN, this past summer. Select ONE of the following messages from the conference to listen to:

Pastor Mike Linch: Making Disciples in the Workplace

 

 

 

 

 

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Panel Discussion: Navigating Trials in the Sport Industry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Reflect & Write

After you have listened to one of the above messages from the 2023 CWS Conference, please reflect on the following questions. Be sure to use evidence from the message in your responses!

  1. How is the message relevant to the life of a Christian working, or desiring to work, in the sport industry? Include a Bible verse or passage to backup your response.

  2. How did the message challenge you as a Christian working, or aspiring to work, in the sport industry? Share one example from your life experience in your response.

  3. What is one practical step you can take to apply what you learned in the message to your life as a Christian working, or aspiring to work, in the sport industry?

Write your answers to the above questions in a 500-800 word essay.

3. Submit your 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.

The 2024 Christians Working in Sports (CWS) Conference is taking place on June 21-22 in Minneapolis, MN. Register or learn more here.

Scholarship Application Submission Form

Applications will be accepted through April 26th.
Personal Information
Professional Information
Essay File Submission
Please Upload your file in a .PDF Format. Don't forget to include your name.
Upload Essay File

Thank you for your scholarship application!

As a reminder, the Reflection Scholarship FAQs and Terms and Conditions may be viewed at the links below:

 

 

 

Do you have questions for our team? 

You're always welcome to contact us.

We'd love to hear from you.

 

Don't forget to apply for the USG Academy.

 

Click the button below to find out more:

  • Do I need to travel somewhere to participate in the USG Academy?
    Our 8-week USG Academy is a fully remote program. The Impact Weekend following the Academy will require you to travel. All expenses for the Impact Weekend are covered by USG!
  • What will my daily and weekly commitment look like through the USG Academy?
    Your daily requirement will be to read a chapter in the book The Purpose Driven Life, a passage from Scripture, and answer related questions in USG's curriculum, The Playbook. These take approximately 30 minutes each day. There are various tasks that will be required to complete the Academy, including a 45-60 minute call with your USG Coach, a strengths assessment, writing your testimony, a professional informational interview, completing a resume, and participating in a discussion board.
  • What age range normally participates in the USG Academy?
    We focus primarily on college students and young professionals between 18 and 30 years old. If you are over 30 and want to be involved with the Uncommon Sports Group, join one of our community Bible studies!
  • What are the benefits of completing the USG Academy?
    As a member of USG, you will have access to our growing list of resources. This includes: - Funding for international and domestic mission trips - Funding for professional development conferences and events - Community Bible studies - Service projects - Fellowship and discipleship within the sport industry - Professional development resources (resume reviews, mock interviews, informational interviews, etc.) Check out our membership page here!
  • What is Clean Out For A Cause?
    Clean Out For A Cause (COFAC) is the primary funding source for USG. Hundreds of colleges and over half of all professional sports teams donate their used and excess gear to our warehouse. We then process these donations and sell them on our e-commerce platforms, Authentic Athletic Apparel and Locker Room Direct. 100% of the profits are then used for our ministry.
  • Is there a difference between Managers On A Mission and USG?
    There is only one key difference between Managers On A Mission and USG! We previously made our mission trips the way of passage for becoming a member. However, USG's format for becoming a member is our USG Academy. Why? We realized that not everyone can complete a 2-4 week mission trip and we wanted to make sure more young sport industry professionals had access to our opportunities and resources.
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