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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.

AAIB Scholarships

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___

Address______________________________________________

City___________ State____________Zip Code_________

Phone (Home) _____________________________________

Email _____________________________________

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?

______ Yes

______ No

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: _________________________________________

Date: ________________




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:
Boxerama XIII 12-5-1993
winners:
Charles Kyte & Marc Lopez
Boxerama XIV 12-11-1994
winners:
Ryan Keating & Loretta Markevics
Boxerama XV 12-10-1995 winners:
Nicholas Carone & Gina Bonante
Boxerama XVI 12-8-1996 winners:
Melanie Stockburger & Dominic Dolce
Boxerama XVII 12-7-1997 winners:
Dean Galitsis, Despina Solias & Jason Young
Boxerama XVIII 12-1998
winners:
Lindsey Carlin, Aimee Hernandez Colon, & Amanda Claypool
Boxerama XIX 12-1999 winners:
Christian Mariano & Dion Demetropoulos
Boxerama XX 12-2000
winners:
Mark Ennis, Amanda Lynn Moore, & Andy Olodipo
Boxerama XXI 12-16-2001
winners:
Ashley Flynn, Anthony Dedousis, & Wendy Ennis