Well... I am not in college yet but if your looking for more of a community college I would HIGHLY recommend McKendree in Lebanon Illinois. I have know a good two dozen of people who have went there, graduated, and loved it. Also the bowling program is excellent. McKendree College has gotten second in the Intercollegate Team Championships. If you are looking for more of a University that is more well-known and bigger I would so go to Whichita State University in Whichita Kansas. This college has won the Intercollegate Team Championships for many years in a row. Also they are known for fantastic education. To apply for scholarships for Whichita State go to www.wichita.edu and there is a link on there. Also for McKendree I would do the same. Also I would go to your local libary for college books. They give you GREAT tips to save money and just facts that would be helpful in the college process. I am 13 but I have known many people including my parents and brother that has done this. Good luck!
Suggest you search the www.bowl.com web site for a listing of colleges that offer bowling programs. Above all, I would highly suggest that you place your education first and if that school happens to have a bowling program then that would be a bonus.
I'm unaware that you can apply for any college programs for bowling scholarships. Typically bowlers are scouted by colleges. College Coaches will typically be in attendance at national bowling events, such as the Junior Gold Championships.
Things to remember when considering a college bowling:
- Unless you are in the top 1% of bowlers, you will have difficulty securing a roster spot. Programs have tryouts and there may be 100 bowlers (or more) trying to secure a spot on a 8-10 person roster.
- Being a part of a new or emerging college bowling program may provide greater opportunity to actually bowl in competition for the college.
Bowling is no different than other college sports where winning is priority. Unless you are one of the 5 bowlers who 'start' you may spend the entire season cheering on your teammates.
However, it all starts with doing homework about college bowling, understanding difference between NCAA and other programs, looking at school progress through other college bowling web site, and being honest with yourself about your abilities and what you believe you can get out of participating on a college bowling team.