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Applications open for Buccaneers Girls in Football Scholarship

Female student athletes
Posted at 6:02 PM, Feb 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-02 18:02:39-05

TAMPA BAY, Fla — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation announced that applications are open for the Buccaneers Girls in Football Scholarship.

The scholarship is available to high school girls nationwide who play organized football, want to pursue a career in sports, have earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average during their high school academic career, are scheduled to graduate this spring, and plan to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year college or university.

Student-athletes can apply for the scholarship HERE.

Applications are open until April 20, 2022. The scholarship recipients will be announced at a later date.

"In 2020, the Buccaneers became the first NFL team to establish a scholarship of this kind, made possible through a $250,000 commitment by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation. Last year, the four 2021 scholarship winners – Jordan Bryant (University of Florida), Shivanie Ghansiam (University of Florida), Malia Hollins (Howard University) and Lydia Houle (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) were delivered the news [] that they had received the scholarship by tight end Rob Gronkowski, who surprised the recipients and congratulated them on their achievements."