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Matthieu Hertilus 05-19-2009 09:43 AM

Sponsorship/Scholarship
 
Hey everyone, looking for any information on sponsorships or scholarships for weightlifting. I'm looking into grad schools and though I only have about a year's experience in the sport, I'm very serious about this pursuit. Any information or resouces where I can get the information would be greatly appreciated. Willing to travel anywhere!

P.S.: A little article posted by the owner of the new CrossFit Ignite
http://crossfitignite.com/

Garrett Smith 05-19-2009 12:19 PM

http://webb.nmu.edu/SportsUSOEC/Site.../History.shtml

Weightlifting isn't really a varsity sport in college, so full-ride scholarships are likely about nil.

As for sponsorships, you need to become a notable athlete before you get offered one of those...they look for achievement, not potential.

David Dalpiaz 05-19-2009 01:01 PM

I'm not sure if it applies for graduate students, by Lindenwood just started a program: http://goheavy.com/forums/olympic/in...es/read/254413

Garrett Smith 05-19-2009 06:12 PM

David,
Good find! Your concern was answered on that post:
Quote:

We will be accepting undergraduates, graduates, transfer students, and international students.
There you go, Matthieu.

David Dalpiaz 05-19-2009 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Garrett Smith (Post 57500)
David,
Good find! Your concern was answered on that post.

Haha, I should've actually read the whole thing before I posted it. I had heard about it at a meet a couple weekends back that Derrick Johnson lifted at and it was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this.

glennpendlay 05-19-2009 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Garrett Smith (Post 57464)
http://webb.nmu.edu/SportsUSOEC/Site.../History.shtml

Weightlifting isn't really a varsity sport in college, so full-ride scholarships are likely about nil.

As for sponsorships, you need to become a notable athlete before you get offered one of those...they look for achievement, not potential.


Northern Michigan DOES have full-scholarships. Ive had 3 kids from my program go up there, they all got full rides, all tuition, books, room and board, all paid for, plus a free laptop, and I think some kind of monthly stipend for at least one of them.

On the other hand, if you come to Wichita Falls and Midwestern State, you get some financial help, not all that much, probably tuition and a cheap place to live, and get to be coached by me. Ive had one kid come home from Northern Michigan, and a couple opt not to go, because they thought it was a better deal here. Ive had a couple go there and stay because they thought it was a better overall deal there.

There is also a place in Northern California that has some oportunities. PM me if you want any info on that.

glenn

Ben Shechet 05-21-2009 07:55 AM

I think LSU-Shreveport may have a program as well.

glennpendlay 05-21-2009 08:01 AM

Your right... a great program with good coach (Kyle P) and a lot of good lifters.

Don Stevenson 05-21-2009 04:02 PM

*sob* *sniffle*

I dream of one day being able to dream about having lifters who get financial support.

In the meantime does anyone here want to buy some fund raising cookies;)

glennpendlay 05-21-2009 04:31 PM

Don,

for 5-6 years straight I raised $6,000 a year or more to pay expenses for mostly young schoolage, non-elite lifters travel expenses. We did a couple of car washes a year (once raised $1,250 in 4 hours at a car wash. One of the college lifters had a GF who was very very good looking, and had just gotten her chest "artificially enhanced, and she volunteered to stand out in the intersection in a small bikini holding a sign... I think that had something to do with it.), we sold magazine subscriptions, sold pizzas, candles... did yard work... as a team took out a few tile floors in area businesses in exchange for a donation, even built a rock wall around Rippetoes house in exchange for a donation equal to what he would have had to pay someone else to do it... and on and on... and i put in for grants, hit people up for donations, etc. So it is possible to raise money.

A few years ago we got a $20,000 grant from a local organization. That paid for a lot of plane tickets, motels and gas.

If you keep at it, you will get good at fund raising.

glenn


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