David J. Stern Sports Scholarship


Scholarship Value: $30,000
Awards Available: 1

In partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), we are proud to administer the David J. Stern Scholarship Program, which will provide a talented and enthusiastic student the opportunity to enhance his or her studies at a college or university of his or her choice, including any one of the nation’s 4-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The scholarship awarded each year will be determined on the basis of merit and need.

The recipient will receive a 3-year renewable scholarship at $10,000 per year (for a total not to exceed $30,000). He or she will also have the opportunity to apply to intern at the NBA league office (dependent upon eligibility) as a rising senior and will receive direct mentorship from Commissioner Emeritus David Stern.

Scholarship Criteria:

1) Enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university

2) Open to all majors with an interest in sports

3) Classified as a sophomore as of the beginning of Fall 2015

4) Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale and maintains such grade point average in each contract year in which the student receives a scholarship

5) Recipients must meet certain GPA and conduct requirements each academic year to remain eligible for renewal

a) Renewable scholarship is defined as: tuition plus all mandatory fees, room & board factoring in other available non-loan resources

b) The scholarship awarded each year will be determined on the basis of merit and need

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