The GRACEDBYGRIT scholarship fund recognizes academic and athletic excellence. We created this scholarship to honor female student-athletes who have demonstrated GRIT by overcoming obstacles and adversity in their personal life.

The GRACEDBYGRIT Foundation scholarship is $5,000 to be used at the recipients' sole discretion. Applications for the 2022 scholarship open on International Women’s Day, March 8th 2022.



The GRACEDBYGRIT Foundation Scholarship Fund is intended to support female athletes pursuing collegiate sports. We recognize that athletics can positively affect the personal development of a young woman, encouraging goal-setting, leadership, and teamwork. By creating a scholarship to honor female student-athletes who’ve overcome adversity, we hope to alleviate one of the personal obstacles that young women face when pursuing academics and athletics simultaneously.

The GRACEDBYGRIT Foundation Scholarship is paid to the recipient in the amount of $5000.00.


  • Female athlete pursuing sports at the collegiate level

  • High school senior

  • Minimum GPA 3.0

  • U.S. Citizen

Application process:

  1. Please fill out the application online.

  2. Once you submit the application, you will receive a confirmation email.

Essay & Video prompt:

Personal GRIT Essay (500 words max):

Please share a “gritty moment” in your life that has forced you to learn what you are truly made of (this can be athletic related or in your personal life).

Personal GRACE Video: (2-minute max)

How has your “gritty moment” given you GRACE? What are the gifts you have been given from your experience?

Applications will open on International Women's Day on March 8, 2022. Please register below to receive information regarding applying for a scholarship. 


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2020 Scholarship Recipient

Mariana attends TSU and plays soccer. Insert QUOTE from Mariana about the scholarship.



2021 Scholarship Recipient

Courtney attends Notre Dame College and is a swimmer. Courtney says, "During the gritty moments in life, I know I am lucky to have a supportive group of family and friends who support and encourage me. My wish is for everyone to believe in themselves and have the faith that they can achieve wonderful things no matter what life challenges they face."



2021 Scholarship Recipient

Taylor attends UCLA and is a softball player. Taylor says, "I have been able to find grace through my gritty moments by leaning on the strength of my spirituality. By believeing that I have been given the ability to stand, even in the midst of adversity."