Applications are now available for the Johnny Petraglia PBA Bowl4Life Scholarship, which will award $10,000 in total scholarships.

Bowl4Life’s mission is to promote the sport of bowling through quality coaching for all levels, and to provide scholarship assistance to youth bowlers.

The Bowl4Life foundation, founded in 2013, has awarded over $512,000 in scholarships to youth bowlers through Sept. 20, 2023.

Johnny Petraglia, a PBA Hall of Famer who won titles in six consecutive decades, has been an exemplary advocate for charity work throughout his life.

Petraglia won the Dick Weber Bowling Ambassador Award in 2010 as “a bowling athlete who has consistently shown grace on and off the bowling lanes by promoting the game and sport of bowling in a positive manner.”

A veteran of the Vietnam war, Petraglia is the spokesperson for Bowlers to Veterans Link, bowling’s oldest charity.

“It’s my honor to have my name on a Bowl4Life scholarship,” Petraglia said. “To all participants, thank you so much for writing your essay. Just writing it shows your love of country. God Bless.”

Youth bowlers who are interested in the scholarship must complete the application. Applicants must be USBC Smart Account eligible and should demonstrate outstanding character, integrity, leadership and self-motivation.

Download the Johnny Petraglia PBA Bowl4Life Scholarship application here.

The application window is open through Friday, Nov. 10, 2023. Completed applications must be emailed to Deborah Gardner ([email protected]) by midnight on Nov. 10.

After a selection committee of industry leaders and one PBA staff member review all applications, four winners will be announced on Monday, Nov. 20.

The four winners will each receive a $2,500 scholarship.

For more information on the Chuck Gardner Bowl4Life Scholarship Foundation, visit