The annual membership fee for the Grand Prix Scholarship Program is $3.00 per year and is due to your Youth Director during the membership drive following the start of fall-winter youth leagues. Contact your Youth Director for due dates. During the membership drive, you will verify the information on your membership card. Be prepared to verify your name, address, phone, social security number and year you will graduate from high school.
In order to remain a member of the Grand Prix Scholarship Program, you must actively participate in a youth league each year until you graduate from high school. If you do not actively participate in a youth league, you forfeit your scholarship accumulation.
Grand Prix Scholarship Program bowlers are required to participate in our annual Grand Prix Scholarship Fund Raiser. Bowlers who do not participate in the fund raiser will not receivescholarship points or dollars credited for this bowling season.
HOW SCHOLARSHIP DOLLARS ARE EARNED:
Bowlers earn 3 scholarship points each time they bowl a league session. Pre-bowls also count as league sessions. Points are also awarded to bowlers who bowl on teams finishing in the first 3 places of the league, receive high game, high series, high average or most improved bowler recognition. Points are also awarded to bowlers participating in tournaments such as the ISBPA, Illinois State USBC, Pepsi and Adult-Child 9-Pin No-Tap Tournament.
Points are accumulated at the conclusion of the bowling season and reported to the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association. They determine a point value based on the results of our fund raising efforts. A point value is determined and multiplied by the amount of points accumulated by a bowler. Each member will receive a letter in August or September of each year reporting the amount of scholarship dollars earned that bowling season and their scholarship accumulation.