Scholarships & Awards

The PBA is proud to provide members with the opportunity to secure awards and scholarships. View open opportunities by clicking on the individual scholarships and awards below.


PBA JR Gazmine Mason Foundation Scholarship

The PBA Jr. and Gazmine Mason Foundation Scholarship will award 20 BIPOC youth bowlers guaranteed entry into the PBA Jr. National Championship Regional Qualifier events. Our mission is to create opportunities for youth bowlers of color & foster an inclusive community at bowling’s most elite level. Youth bowlers must be under the age of 18 to apply by the July 25th deadline.


The Professional Bowlers Association Billy Welu Scholarship is awarded annually, recognizing exemplary qualities in male or female college students who compete in the sport of bowling.

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Johnny Petraglia BOWL4LIFE Scholarship

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

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Player of the Year

The Player of the Year recognizes a PBA Tour Player for exceptional performance throughout a season. The award is given out once a year in honor of Chris Schenkel.

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Rookie of the Year

The Rookie of the Year is awarded once a year to the bowler who exceeds expectations throughout the season and shows extraordinary promise.

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Nagy Sportsmanship Award

Selected by PBA Tour players, the Nagy sportsmanship award has been presented annually since 1996 in honor of Steve Nagy's legacy. 

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Tony Reyes Community Service Award

Awarded annually, recognizing a current PBA member who does extraordinary community service over the course of a PBA Tour season. 

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