Thomas “Sarge” Johnson Scholarships

The US Amateur Boxing Foundation, in partnership with USA Boxing, awards academic scholarships each calendar year to eligible USA Boxing members for the purpose of pursuing post-secondary education. This includes technical or vocational schools and community college programs, and isn’t confined to strictly four-year colleges and universities.

To learn more about the Thomas “Sarge” Johnson scholarship program, including eligibility requirements, application instructions, and deadlines, please read the following Frequently Asked Questions.

Information about previous award recipients can be found here.

What are the eligibility requirements for the Thomas “Sarge” Johnson scholarship?

In order to be eligible for a scholarship you must:
• Be a U.S. citizen
• Have already completed at least one semester of a post-secondary program
• Have a post-secondary cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
• Be a current USA Boxing member, and have been a member during the last two calendar years
• Have competed in at least two sanctioned bouts this year, and each of the last two calendar years.

If you can answer yes to all of these requirements, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship.

How many scholarships are given each year?

11 scholarships are given to eligible applicants with the following breakdown:
• 2 awards of $2,000 for trade school applicants
• 7 wards of $3,000 for undergraduate program applicants
• 2 awards of $2,500 for graduate school applicants

What is the deadline for applications?

You must apply by September 15th, 2014 in order to be eligible for a scholarship for the following calendar year. Awards from the 2014 applicant pool will be given early in 2015.

How can I apply?

You can download the application by clicking here.

Instructions for submission are included on the application.

If you have any questions about the Thomas “Sarge” Johnson Scholarship, you can contact Cam Thompson of USA Boxing at