The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the Association's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports. Athletics and academic achievements, as well as campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership, are evaluated. An equitable approach is employed in reviewing each applicant's nomination form to provide opportunity to all student-athlete nominees to receive the postgraduate award, regardless of sport, division, gender or race. In maintaining the highest broad-based standards in the selection process, the program aims to reward those individuals whose dedication and effort are reflective of those characteristics necessary to succeed and thrive through postgraduate study in an accredited graduate degree program.
As of 2018-19, the NCAA awards up to 126 postgraduate scholarships annually, 63 for men and 63 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
The one-time grants of $10,000 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 21 scholarships available for men and 21 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable grants.
For more information please visit the official NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Site.
DePauw's NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients
|Year||Student-Athlete||Sport in which scholarship was awarded|
|1969||Tom McCormick||men's basketball|
|1970||Richard Tharp||men's basketball|
|1972||Steve Overman||men's basketball|
|1973||Gordon Pittenger||men's basketball|
|1977||Mike Kinney||men's track and field|
|1986||Tony de Nicola||football|
|1986||Phil Wendel||men's basketball|
|1988||Nancy Gritter||women's swimming and diving|
|1998||Charee Campbell||women's swimming and diving|
|1999||Susan Bender||women's basketball|
|2001||Adrienne Gough||women's cross country/track & field|
|2003||Katie Reis||women's swimming and diving|
|2012||Catie Baker||women's swimming and diving|
|2014||Jack Burgeson||men's swimming and diving|
|2014||Alex Gasaway||women's basketball|
|2014||Paige Gooch||women's golf|
|2015||Maggie MacPhail||women's tennis|
|2016||Alex Alfonso||men's swimming and diving|