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The American Association for the Improvement of Boxing, Inc. (the "AAIB") awards scholarships to help current or former amateur boxers attend college. The AAIB has increased both the amount and the number of scholarships over the past few years. The goal is to assist each scholarship winner with tuition expenses and associated educational expenses, such as books.

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, and they tend to be at elite schools. Therefore, there is little, if any, financial assistance for the stand-out amateur boxer who wants to attend college. As a result, despite being an amateur boxer who excels in his or her craft, a scholarship is virtually unattainable and the boxer is without any financial assistance.

Boxing . . . it's more about Youth!

2012 winner Susan Jugo shares her experience with the AAIB Scholarship program.

AAIB Scholarship Requirements

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


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


For further inquiries, contact the AAIB at (914) 664-4571


Last Name____________First Name_____________Date___


City___________ State____________Zip Code_________

Phone (Home) _____________________________________

Email _____________________________________


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 1993 winners:
Charles Kyte & Marc Lopez
Boxerama XIV 1994 winners:
Ryan Keating & Loretta Markevics
Boxerama XV 1995 winners:
Nicholas Carone & Gina Bonante
Boxerama XVI 1996 winners:
Melanie Stockburger & Dominic Dolce
Boxerama XVII 1997 winners:
Dean Galitsis, Despina Solias & Jason Young
Boxerama XVIII 1998 winners:
Lindsey Carlin, Aimee Hernandez Colon & Amanda Claypool
Boxerama XIX 1999 winners:
Christian Mariano & Dion Demetropoulos
Boxerama XX 2000 winners:
Mark Ennis, Amanda Lynn Moore & Andy Olodipo
Boxerama XXI 2001 winners:
Ashley Flynn, Anthony Dedousis & Wendy Ennis
Boxerama XXII 2003 winners:
Jessica Mickiewicz
Boxerama XXIII 2006 winners:
Nicole Burrowes & Joshua DiPaola
Boxerama XXIV 2008 winner:
James Kelly
Boxerama XXV 2009 winners:
Maria Scalesi, Tabatha Younger & Skaka Davidson
Boxerama XXVI 2010 winner:
James Kelly
Boxerama XXVII 2011 winners:
Matt Lombardi & Andre Henry
Boxerama XXVIII 2012 winners:
Susan Jugo, Yasmin Dweik & Barbara Greely
Boxerama XXIX 2013 winners:
Walter Sarnoi, Alexus Holbert, Barbara Greely, Susan Jugo & Nicholas Celikbas