The NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, the only NFL team committed to playing in London annually, and Official UK Founding Partner LGT Vestra US have created a unique new university scholarship opportunity, the Gridiron Grant.
This is a first of its kind sports scholarship programme in the UK, offering a full university tuition scholarship to two students (one female and one male) to any UK university or vocational programme of their choice.
The ethos of giving back to the community is entrenched within both LGT Vestra US and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Both see the Gridiron Grant as the perfect opportunity to give something back to the American football community within the UK and to further its progression as a sport. This is one of a number of ways both are investing in grassroots American football, more information on other initiatives such as Reward Rows and JagTag can be found on the grassroots page.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
The Jacksonville Jaguars and LGT Vestra US are looking for anyone who has participated in the JagTag programme or who have been involved in American football in their community each year and with a passion for American football to apply for the Gridiron Grant.
WHEN CAN YOU APPLY?
The 2019 application process is open from Monday 7th January until Friday 26th April – applications close at midnight.
Head to jaguars.co.uk/gridiron-grant to apply!
HOW ARE GRANTS SELECTED?
After applications close, a shortlist of finalists will be compiled. From this shortlist, a panel of experts from LGT Vestra US, Jaguars and a qualified educator will select the two winners based on a range of criteria such as academic achievement, participation in American football, commitment to their community and a demonstration of personal endeavour.