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BWAA ready to accept applications for the 2011 Chuck Pezzano Scholarship

Contact Joan Romeo

Applications are now being accepted for the Bowling Writers’ Association of America’s Chuck Pezzano Scholarship awarded annually to worthy recipients who are high school seniors, vocational school seniors or current college students. The award is named in honor of BWAA, United States Bowling Congress and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Fame journalist Chuck Pezzano of Clifton, N.J.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain a minimum 2.5/4.0 GPA or equivalent
  • Involvement in the field of communications
  • Perform community service
  • Participate in the sport of bowling
  • Include at least one reference letter
  • Write a short essay (350 words)
  • Provide school transcript
First-, second- and third-place scholarships may be awarded based on applicants’ credentials. Any or all of the funds may or may not be distributed at the discretion of the committee. Individual awards may not exceed $1,500 per year and yearly combined scholarships may not exceed $3,000 per year. If there are any ties, money will be split. Winners also will receive a one-year paid membership in BWAA.

To apply, log on to the BWAA web site at, click on Scholarships and download the application. Complete the form and return it, including supporting documents, postmarked no later than June 1, 2011. Name and address of the chair will be included on the application.

Winners will be announced at the BWAA Annual Meeting & Convention at Bowl Expo in June in Grapevine, Texas, and they will be notified by the BWAA President.

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