College Scholarship Program

"This scholarship is important to me on a number of levels. As a part-time student and full time employee in the
sporting goods industry, this scholarship is a testament to my hard work, dedication, and passion for both."
- Jamal Jones, 2013 Scholarship Recipient

The National Sporting Goods Association launched the NSGA College Scholarship Program as an effort to help establish sporting goods as a preferred employment destination for top students across the country who currently, or in the past, have worked for an NSGA member retailer or team dealer. To learn more about the 2013 College Scholarship Recipients and their employers, click here.  

About the Program

The application period for the 2014 College Scholarship program is currently open and will run from November 4th, 2013 - January 17th, 2014.

The program will award $1,000 scholarships to the top applicants annually as judged by a committee of NSGA members.

Judging Criteria/Required Collateral:

  • Grade Point Average
  • Applicant's strong campus involvement
  • Letter of recommendation from an NSGA member
  • Official College Transcript
  • Current Resume
  • Applicant's desire to establish a career in retailing post-graduation (Preference will be given to students interested in a sporting goods retail or team dealer career.) 


Applicants MUST be an enrolled student at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university, and either currently or in the past, have worked for an NSGA member retailer or team dealer.

To verify your company's membership status, please contact Marty Maciaszek at or by phone at (847) 296-6742, ext. 1260.

Application Process

Complete and submit the one page application and send the letter of recommendation, current resume, and copy of your official transcript to the address below. Please note: if entering college as a freshman in Fall 2014, please provide evidence of enrollment at the time of application. An official transcript is required prior to receiving the scholarship.

Attn: College Scholarship Program
         1601 Feehanville Drive, Suite 300
         Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

Download Application
Online Application


If you have questions about the program, please contact NSGA's Director of Communications, Marty Maciaszek, at (847) 296-6742, ext. 1260, or by email at

Employers - check out the NSGA College Scholarship Employer page for tools to help you promote this program to your employees! 


* NSGA reserves the right to accept or reject applications, award funds, discontinue, or modify the scholarship program at any time for reasons it determines appropriate.