The GRACEDBYGRIT Foundation Scholarship Fund is intended to support female athletes pursuing collegiate sports. We recognize that athletics can positively affect the personal development of a young woman, encouraging goal-setting, leadership, and teamwork. By creating a scholarship to honor female student athletes who’ve overcome adversity, we hope to alleviate one of the personal obstacles that young women face when pursuing academics and athletics simultaneously. 


  • Female athlete pursuing sports at the collegiate level 
  • High school senior 
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • US Citizen
  • Must submit a completed application by March 15th, 2020. 

Application process:

  1. Please fill out application online
  2. Please attach 
    • Completed written personal GRIT essay in PDF format
    • Upload personal video GRACE essay video via youtube
    • Unofficial Transcript Video essay 
  3. Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation that your application has been received. Winners will be announced May 1st, 2020. 

Important Dates:

  • Open: Jan 1st, 2020
  • Deadline: March 15th, 2020
  • Winner’s announced: May 1st, 2020

Essay & Video prompt:

  • Personal GRIT Essay (500 words max): 
  • Please share a “gritty moment” in your life that has forced you to learn what you are truly made of…..(this can be athletic related or in your personal life)?
  • Personal GRACE Video: (2 minute max) How has your “gritty moment” given you GRACE? What are the gifts you have been given from your experience?