P.I.T. STUDENT ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament is pleased to announce the annual PIT Student-Athlete Scholarship Program.  Scholarships of $4,000 will be awarded to a senior student-athlete from each of the three public high schools in Portsmouth.  One scholarship will be awarded to a senior student-athlete attending public high school in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, bringing the total number of scholarships awarded to seven.

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The scholarships will be awarded to special and unique individuals who:

  • Are definitely going to pursue higher education and have a need for financial aid;

  • Have made significant contributions to athletics;

  • Will not receive any financial assistance in the form of a full athletic scholarship or appointment to one of the military academies;

  • Have the respect of coaches, peers, teachers and community.
     

The Selection Committee of the PIT will select one individual from each city who best exemplifies the description above.  Attributes of athletic participation, leadership, service and character will be considered.

  • Character – Reflects the qualities of honesty, integrity and courage;

  • Leadership – Possesses the capacity to lead and demonstrates the ability to provide direction that results in group achievement;

  • Scholarship – achieves above average grades, evidenced by proof provided by the nominating school that the student will be accepted by an institution of higher learning;

  • Athletic Participation – must have participated in a varsity sport for a minimum of two years including junior and senior years.
     

These criteria are intended as guidelines for selection.  Judgment of the Selection Committee will remain the determining factor in the selection process.

Nominations for scholarship recipients are submitted by the schools. Contact the high school Guidance Department or Scholarship Coordinator for more information.