Skateboarders Can Kickflip Into College Through This Scholarship Program

The College Skateboarding Educational Foundation offers scholarships for skateboarders pursuing higher education. Here's how to apply.
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  • The College Skateboarding Educational Foundation offers scholarships to skateboarders pursuing a degree in higher education.
  • Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA, demonstrated financial need, and be involved in the skateboarding community.
  • Applications close May 15.

Skateboarders across the country now have the opportunity to kickflip their way to college thanks to a new skater-focused scholarship program.

The College Skateboarding Educational Foundation (CSEF) offers scholarships to community-involved skaters who need financial assistance to pursue a degree in higher education. Applications for its newest cohort of skater scholars are open now.

"Far too often, skateboarders work jobs that are less than ideal," the organization's website reads. "Now with our scholarship fund, skaters have even more opportunity to pursue higher education and/or institutional training (all the stuff that gets you ahead) without worrying as much about the cost."

Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and awardees will be chosen based on their grades, financial need, and involvement in the skateboarding community. Students entering all levels of higher education — including undergraduate programs, graduate school, medical school, and law school — are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due May 15.

CSEF is the only national college scholarship fund for student skateboarders, according to the organization, and has been offering scholarships to skaters since 2018.

Last year, $31,000 was awarded to 14 skateboarders pursuing degrees in higher education. Specialized awards include the Exposure Scholarship, which provides two $5,000 scholarships to community-involved skateboarders who identify as female or nonbinary, and two scholarships sponsored by the San Diego nonprofit Rollin' From the Heart.