August 6, 2018 IMPORTANT NOTICE!
BCAW discontinues offering the Wisconsin Grand Prix Program
Associations must continually evaluate their programs and services to assure we are meeting our mission. In the case of the Wisconsin Grand Prix Program, with a minority of our members utilizing the program and ultimately, the program wasn’t providing the desired outcomes in many areas . . . sunsetting the program is the responsible thing for us to do.
We will support our members who wish to replace the WI Grand Prix Program with their own in-house scholarship program for their youth bowlers. Fact of the matter is . . . there are many MANY centers doing a great job in this area without BCAW’s involvement or oversight. So our goal is to help more do so.
About the Program
The Grand Prix Scholarship Program is designed to reward participation in youth bowling while helping youth bowlers build a scholarship account for their college years.
The program is open to youth bowlers (including pre-school) who have not graduated from high school. Enrolled youth bowlers will receive points in their local center by participating in youth league bowling and other related bowling activities.
Each year the points will be converted to scholarship dollars and credited under the youth bowler’s name until they graduate from high school. In order to enroll in the program a youth bowler must apply for registration through a BCAW member center. An annual fee of $10 will be charged per bowler for administration fees.
While accumulating Grand Prix points, bowlers must be in a youth bowling program at a participating Grand Prix Center each year until they graduate from high school. If a bowler does not participate in at least one youth league session for the year, all money accumulated will be forfeited. The only exceptions are: illness or injury to the bowler, or if the child/family moves out of state. These instances will be reviewed on a case by case basis. If approved, money will be held on account for your child.
Participating families are expected to work with their bowling center in fund-raising activities. A minimum of $25 per registered bowler per year is required to be raised at the local level to fund the program. The more money that is raised, the larger the scholarship fund.
100% of all funds raised locally will be returned to the registered bowlers in the form of scholarship dollars. When the youth bowler graduates from high school, and enrolls in a trade school, college, university or technical school, or any recognized accredited learning institute, the accumulated dollars will be paid directly to the educational institute on their behalf. Starting one semester after they start, bowlers will have up to four years from their high school graduation date to redeem their Grand Prix Scholarship funds.
For your convenience, click on the red “Grand Prix Scholarship Account Portal” button to the right to check on the bowler’s account and create a login. If you don’t have a parent login, you can create one by clicking on “create an account” and enter your child’s USBC number, your email and last name.
State money can be earned in the following tournaments:
Wisconsin Adult-Youth Scholarship Tournament
Grand Prix Tournaments
Local money can be earned in: