Creating Opportunity 

The heart of our mission is to boost educational opportunities for young men and women seeking to attend college.  The Founders Scholarship Fund was established to provide one-time scholarships to outstanding student-athletes who are graduating from North Carolina high schools.  Beginning in 2022, we are awarding five $1,000 scholarships.  Winners are chosen by our scholarship committee and based upon merit. 


Application Deadline 

APRIL 30, 2022 - This includes all required items to be uploaded in application including a head shot photo (if selected this image will be used on our website). 


Scholarship Requirements 

 Applicant must be a graduating high school senior and must be admitted to a wrestling program at the college they will attend. 

 Applicant competed in one or more NCWAY events prior to the date of application. 

 Essay: Applicants In 500 words or more, please tell us how Wrestling has impacted your character and ability to achieve their goals on and off the mat. 

 Proof of High School GPA: Minimum high school GPA of 3.0.  

*Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may qualify with a minimum SAT or ACT test score.  A minimum ACT score of 18 or higher or SAT score of 920 or higher combined math and reading. Minimum test scores are based on the composite or total score from one test date. Combined scores from two or more tests will not be considered for scholarship awards. Students who do not meet either the minimum GPA or minimum test score requirement cannot be considered for scholarship awards.


Selection Process 

A committee has been established to review applications and select recipients. 

  • Our committee members do not collaborate when judging applications.  Judging is based on the merits of each applicant’s information. 
  • Each application is reviewed separately and judged strictly on the merits for each category.  Applications are not compared to each other during the judging process. 
  • After selections are made, we will immediately send email notices to all student applicants to let them know if they are a recipient or not.  


Our very best wishes to all who apply! 

Billy Roach, Founder

“Our Founders Scholarship Fund seeks to ensure the stability and future of wrestling in the State of North Carolina — and to provide tomorrow’s leaders an opportunity to succeed in the classroom and on the mat.” Billy Roach, Founder