NYS USBC Youth Scholarship Opportunity

The New York State USBC awards thousands of dollars annually in scholarships to graduating seniors and to underclassmen through our Youth Education Services Committee.

Additional scholarships are available by participating in NYS USBC Youth Championship Tournaments.

A total of up to $15,000 Scholarships will be available for the 2021-22 Season through the following opportunities:

Available Scholarships For The 2021-22 Season

Graduating Seniors

inclusive of the Priscilla "Pat" Zonneville Memorial Award ($4,000)

The deadline to submit an application is February 1, 2022


Youth Spirit Award - Athletes in Grades 9-11

Coaches are asked to nominate a Youth Bowler for this award, based on the criteria of Sportsmanship, Commitment and Leadership.

The deadline to submit an application is February 1, 2022


Future Stars Award – Two Divisions

Athletes in Grades 5-8

Youth Bowlers are asked to submit (electronically) a bowling related photo ("selfie") with an appropriate caption explaining "Why I like to bowl!"

The deadline to submit an application is February 1, 2022


Athletes in Grades K-4

Youth Bowlers are asked to submit (electronically) a bowling related photo ("selfie") with an appropriate caption explaining "Why I like to bowl!"

The deadline to submit an application is February 1, 2022


Important Information for Graduating Seniors

Dear Youth Bowler,

Welcome to bowlny.com and the New York State USBC Online Scholarship Application Portal.

The New York State USBC Association, through its Youth Education Services Fund, is committed to providing scholarship opportunities for our youth bowlers seeking to further his or her education. This season, we will award a total of up to $15,000 in scholarship awards to graduating senior student athletes.

As a graduating senior, you are eligible for one of several scholarship awards, including the top award of $4,000.

We are continuing the use of our groundbreaking online scholarship application that was the first of its kind in the bowling industry. We hope you take the time to review the qualifications and information before proceeding to complete the online application.

As an applicant, you will need the following important information to proceed and submit your application:
• USBC Member ID #, as found on your USBC Youth membership card
• Name of Youth League Official and their Phone #
• Highest Current Average and # of Games

Please be prepared to provide us with as much information as possible in reference to the following:
• School Activities and Offices Held
• Community, Civic, and/or Church Activities
• Bowling and Other Honors

Each of the items above should include the timeframes of each activity and honors. Please refer to the examples provided in the application.

In addition to the online application submissions, the final steps of the application process includes:

• Acquiring a Letter of Recommendation
• Submit School Official Evaluation & Data Sheet
• Submit Youth Official Evaluation & Data Sheet

If you should have any questions in regards to this process please do not hesitate to contact: Frank Wilkinson, via e-mail: frankjwikinson@gmail.com or by phone at 347-322-9426

School Official Evaluation & Data Sheet Youth Official Evaluation & Data Sheet

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One of the great benefits of USBC Youth membership is the chance to earn college scholarships! Several scholarship applications are due Dec. 1, so we encourage association leaders and youth directors to make sure your USBC Youth bowlers are aware of the following scholarships:

  • Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow
  • Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow
  • USBC Youth Ambassador
  • USBC Earl Anthony Memorial Scholarship
  • USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship
  • USBC Gift for Life Scholarships

Go to BOWL.com/scholarships for complete information on scholarships and BOWL.com/High_School for information on the High School Grant Program.

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NYS USBC Announces Scholarship Winners

The New York State USBC YES Committee has announced its Graduating Senior Scholarship, Spirit and Future Stars award winners for this season.

NYS USBC 2020-21 Graduating Senior Scholars

$4,000 Pat Zonneville Memorial Award (NYS USBC) — Cassidy Potter, Webster  (Rochester USBC)

Cassidy attends Webster Thomas HS and holds a 4.0 grade point average.  She has been bowling for 11 years with an average of 225, high game of 300 and a 780 high series. School activities include Varsity Bowling, Varsity Track, Math League, National Honor Society.  Community involvement:  Youth bowling coach, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Holy Trinity CYO Basketball concessions, Dog Walking, Camp Counselor.  Cassidy has been awarded, Scholar Athlete for bowling & Track (scholar athlete is awarded for maintaining a 90%+ gpa while also playing a sport).  RIT Innovation and Creativity , Titan Athletic Award, for Bowling & Track.  Certificate of achievement in Chemistry from the American Chemical Society.

Cassidy will be attending RIT and studying Biomedical Engineering.


$3,000 (NYS USBC) — Conner Novak, West Seneca  (Greater Buffalo USBC)

Conner attends West Seneca West Senior High School and holds a 4.0 grade point average and has been bowling for 10 years and holds a 222 high average, 290 high game a a 770 high series.  School Activities:  National Honor Society, Science + Spanish Honor Society, International Relationship Club President, Spanish Club, Varsity Bowling,(captain 2020/2021), JV Volleyball + Baseball, Varsity Volleyball + Baseball, High School Jazz Band.  Community involvement:  St Mary’s pierogi fundraiser, ACRY Church Youth Group President, Freshman Orientation, Volunteered at multiple Church and Community Fundraisers such as food Drive, Adult Special Olympics, Collecting School Supplies & Book Drive.  Conner has been awarded the Kiwanis Award for Social Studies, Science & Physical Education.  He has many Bowling Achievements both locally and for NYS. Conner will be attending Lawrence Technological University and will study Cell & Molecular Biology.


$2,000 (NYS USBC) — Haley Piscopo,  Staten Island  (Staten Island USBC)

Haley attends St Joseph Hill Academy and holds a 3.8 grade point average.  She has been bowling for 10 years and holds a 152 average, high game of 187 and a 565 series.  School activities:  Robotics Club President, Varsity Bowling (team captain 4 years), Dance Team, Italian Club, Asian Culture Club. National Honor Society & National Foreign Language Honor Society.  Community involvement:  St Joseph Hill Academy Service, Greenbelt Conservatory, Beautification of parks, Friends of Abandoned Cemeteries, Project Hospitality Meal Program, Food Drive.  Haley has been awarded with the President’s Volunteer Silver Service Award, & St Joseph Hill Academy Honor Roll 2017-2021 and was MVP 2019. Haley will be attending Stevens Institute of Technology and will study Mechanical Engineering


$1,000 (NYS USBC Youth Leaders) — Kaleb Stephens, Brockport  (Rochester NY USBC)

Kaleb attends Brockport High School and holds a 3.8 grade point average.  He has been bowling for 9 years and has a 233 average, High Game of 300 and a 804 High Series.  School Activities:  Captain for Bible Quizzing Team, National Honor Society, Excelsior Honor Roll.  Community involvement:  Vacation Bible School Technician, Church Christmas Program Technician, Adventure Zone.  Kaleb was awarded with the Chemistry Achievement Award, and the Bible Quizzing All-Star Team and holds many accomplishments in bowling in both local and state tournaments.

Kaleb will be attending Webber International University and will study Business


$1,000 (NYS USBC Youth Leaders) —  Nicole Rourke, Staten Island (Staten Island  USBC)

Nicole attends Notre Dame Academy and holds a 3.8 grade point average.  She has been bowling for 3 years and has a 163 average, 224 high game and a 391 High series.  School Activities:  Varsity Swim Team, Bowling Team, Yearbook, Vice President of Career Chat, Criminology Club, Baking Club, National and Spanish Honor Society.  Community involvement:  Swim Coach for  kids 6-14. St Clare’s drama production, donate and drop off gifts to the Head Start Preschool.  Nicole has received the St. John’s Women in Science Award, and on the 1st Place teams for  Swimming and Bowling in the  CSHAA.   Nicole will be attending Coastal Carolina University and will study Nursing


$1,000 (NYS USBC)  — Rachel Hines, Medford  (Long Island USBC)

Rachel attends Longwood High School and holds a 3.6 grade point average.  She has been bowling for 8 years and has a 221 average, 300 high game and a 815 series.  School activities:  Dom’s Day, Best Buddies, Varsity Girls Bowling 4 years.  National Honor Society 4 years.  Community involvement:  Brookhaven Town Republican Committee, Rachel’s Caring for Kids Charitable Organization, Bully Crew, Yaphank Fire Dept Juniors, Relay for Life Team Captain. Rachel has received the NYS Assoc for Health, Physical Ed, Recreational Dance Suffolk Zone HS Leadership Award, 1st Pl PTSA Reflections Photography, NYS Comptroller Achievement Award and a  Scholar Athlete Award, 4 years. Rachel has achieved numerous Bowling accomplishments. Rachel will attend Mount St Mary’s University and will study Physical Education and ROTC.  Rachel will also be a member of their bowling Team.


$1,000 (NYS USBC) — Anthony Mastroianni, Brooklyn  (New York City USBC)

Anthony attends Cathedral Preparatory School & Seminary and holds a 3.6 grade point average.  He has been bowling for 13 years and holds a 227 average, 300 High Game and a 793 High Series.  School activities:  Peer Tutor, Drama Club, Bowling 4 Years, Honor Roll 2017-2020, National Honor Society 2017.  Community involvement:  Our Lady of Grace Parish setting up for all school activities.  Anthony hold numerous Local and State achievements for Bowling, still holding the record of being the youngest to bowl a 299 at the age of 9. Anthony will attend St Ambrose University and study Elementary Education and will be a member of their bowling team.


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