College table tennis players seeking money to help pay school costs should check out Newgy scholarships.
After all, textbook prices, college tuition, plus room & board keep going up. Newgy scholarships will provide a limited number of $1,000 awards toward rising college costs. These days, every dollar helps!
As the 2015-16 season gears up, NCTTA players should note there were significant changes in the scholarships first awarded by Newgy Industries during the 2008-2009 academic year.
NCTTA players Whitney Ping of Stanford and Chermie Cheung of the University of Chicago received the first awards that year. Scholarship winners during the 2014-15 season included players Cheng Li and Yi Chi Zhang of Mississippi College, and Caroline Kajihara of Texas Wesleyan University. Bliss Chang of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Ellen Hwang of the University of California-Berkeley and Nancy Zhou of Brown University were the other recipients last season.
Major eligibility changes for 2015-16 are now in effect:
- Players must be a U.S. citizen.
- Players cannot win a scholarship more than once.
- The players receiving the scholarships must be incoming freshmen.
- Deadline dates were changed to give new college freshmen more time to apply.
This year's deadline for applications will be November 30, 2015. Players will be notified of the awards on December 18, 2015. The scholarships will go to players on March 18, 2016.
Newgy is a major producer of equipment for the dynamic Olympic sport, including table tennis "robots.''
There's no chance to win a scholarship for players who fail to fill out the applications, write the essays and take care of other paperwork.
For more information on the scholarships go to http://nctta.org/scholarship.
The National Collegiate Table Tennis Association supports the Newgy scholarship program. Folks that desire to help expand it are encouraged to make a contribution.