USBC offers millions of dollars in scholarship money to help young bowlers get a jumpstart on their dreams. More than $6 Million in scholarship money is offered each season by bowling associations and councils, certified tournaments and proprietors throughout the United States.
- SMART, which stands for Scholarship Management and Accounting Reports for Tenpins, is a program that begin operations in 1994 as a service offering the bowling community a centralized location to manage bowling scholarship funds as well as providing USBC members with a resource for inquiries about bowling scholarships. In 2010, the SMART Bowling Funding Corporation was created as an independent entity dedicated to the management, protection and promotion of the SMART scholarship funds. SMART oversees bowling organizations' scholarship funds for individuals who have earned scholarships. USBC's SMART staff provides complimentary assistance for recipients and providers.
- To assist youth bowlers and life-long learners to achieve their full potential in life through their accomplishments in bowling competition and education learning.
- We will do this by encouraging the organizing of bowling tournaments, special events and donations to create scholarships for youth bowlers and providing for the effective and convenient access, safe keeping, and prudent management of such scholarship funds until such time as they are able to be distributed in compliance with all NCAA regulations.
- To be the premier custodian of youth scholarship funds in bowling, admired for its efficiency, transparency, and friendly and responsive service.
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