AAIB ANNOUNCES NEW SCHOLARSHIP
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF BOXING
ANNOUNCES NEW SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
The founder and chairman of the American Association for the Improvement of Boxing, Inc. (the "AAIB") Stephen B. Acunto and its President, Paul Vegliante have announced new scholarships to help current or former amateur boxers attend college. The AAIB will award scholarships in the amount of $8,000.00 to a worthy applicant.
The need for a scholarship for boxers is unique. A variety of private, governmental, and institutional sources in this country already provide aid based on academics, financial need, and athletics. Athletes who excel in many sports, such as basketball and football, often receive scholarships due to the college’s support of that particular sport. However, there are very few collegiate boxing programs in this country. Therefore, there is little, if any, financial assistance for the stand-out amateur boxer who wants to attend college. As a result, although the amateur boxer might excel in his or her craft, a scholarship is virtually unattainable and the boxer is denied financial assistance.
Boxing . . .
it´s more about Youth!
The AAIB scholarship is awarded annually to a High School Senior who has accepted by an accredtied College or University and is based on the following criteria:
- The applicant must be a current or former amateur boxer in the United States who has been accepted by a bona fide college or university.
- The students must sign a waiver authorizing the school to release records to be reviewed by the scholarship committee.
- The individuals will be evaluated in the following areas:
a. Athletics: Awards, honors, or achievements in the area of athletics.
b. Academics: Awards, honors, or achievements in the area of academics.
c. Community Involvement: Services performed for charitable or other community organizations
For student who have to work after school,because of family circumstances, consideration is given to the amount of time that could be spent on Community Service.
The winner is determined by the members of the Scholarship Committee and their Chairperson, after a careful review of all the applications.
It should also be noted that only applicants who have been nominated by a current paid member are eligible for consideration, an all information on potential winners is checked with the high school guidance office of the applicant.
AAIB Scholarship Request Form
HOW TO REQUEST A SCHOLARSHIP FOR A STUDENT
Print out this application, and send it and any other relevant information on the student to:
The American Association for the Improvement of Boxing, Inc.
c/o Scholarship Committee
86 Fletcher Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10552-3319
DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2011
For further inquiries, contact the AAIB at (914) 664-4571
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (CUT BELOW)
I. PERSONAL DATA:
Last Name____________First Name_____________Date___
City___________ State____________Zip Code_________
Phone (Home) _____________________________________
II. CURRENT STATUS:
I am in my senior year at the following High School:
Name of High School______________________________________________________
Date of Graduation______________________________________________________
III. List of schools to which you have applied:
Have you been accepted?
If yes, list school, date or acceptance and major below:
Name of AAIB Member making recommendation:
IV. The following categories will serve as the criteria in the selection of the most worthy candidate. Please respond to each category carefully. All information will be verified.
A. Scholastic Achievement:
B. Athletic Achievement:
C. Community Involement (Employment or Volunteer):
I hereby certify that the information submitted is true, and I understand that falsification of any information submitted by me to the AAIB, Inc., for scholarship consideration may result in the loss or forfeiture of any scholarship funds.
I authorize ________________________________ (name of school in attendance) to furnish and release perfomrance and financial information to the American Association for the Improvement of Boxing, Inc., pusuant to this application.
Signature of applicant: _________________________________________
|AAIB Past Scholarship Winners
Winning . . . it´s more than just doing it!
The AAIB scholarship is awarded annually to a High School Senior who has accepted by an accredtied College or University.The following is a listing of the past scholarship winners throughout the AAIB history:
Charles Kyte & Marc Lopez
Ryan Keating & Loretta Markevics
|Boxerama XV||12-10-1995 winners:
Nicholas Carone & Gina Bonante
Melanie Stockburger & Dominic Dolce
|Boxerama XVII||12-7-1997 winners:
Dean Galitsis, Despina Solias & Jason Young
Lindsey Carlin, Aimee Hernandez Colon, & Amanda Claypool
|Boxerama XIX||12-1999 winners:
Christian Mariano & Dion Demetropoulos
Mark Ennis, Amanda Lynn Moore, & Andy Olodipo
Ashley Flynn, Anthony Dedousis, & Wendy Ennis