USBC offers millions of dollars in scholarship money to help young bowlers get a jump start on their dreams. More than $6 million in scholarship money is offered each season by bowling associations and councils, certified tournaments and proprietors throughout the United States.
SMART, which stands for Scholarship Management and Accounting Reports for Tenpins, is a program that began operation in 1994 as a service offering the bowling community a centralized location to manage bowling scholarship funds as well as providing USBC members with a resource for inquiries about bowling scholarships. In 2010, the SMART Bowling Scholarship Funding Corporation was created as an independent entity dedicated to the management, protection and promotion of the SMART scholarship funds.
SMART oversees bowling organizations’ scholarship funds for individuals who have earned scholarships. USBC’s SMART staff provides complimentary assistance for recipients and providers.
If you have questions, the best way to contact SMART is through email:
We will encourage the creation of scholarships for youth bowlers through bowling tournaments, special events and donations to help youth bowlers achieve their educational goals and reach their full potential. We will provide effective and convenient access, safekeeping and prudent management of all scholarship funds until distributed to youth bowlers in compliance with all required regulations.
To be the premier custodian of youth scholarship funds in bowling admired for its efficiency, transparency, and friendly and responsive service.