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Diversity National Grant & Scholarship Program

Diversity & Inclusion

US Lacrosse is committed to improving, encouraging and empowering the development of lacrosse participation in underrepresented communities. Broad representation and participation add significant value to the lacrosse experience, and US Lacrosse is best-positioned to provide sustained leadership and resources to focus on the growth of our sport for the next generation of coaches, players, volunteers and fans.

US Lacrosse created the Diversity and Inclusion National Grant Program in 2014, which provides funding of up to $5,000 to qualifying organizations that initiate and/or continue programs or projects that promote lacrosse participation and education.

The deadline for all grant and scholarship applications is Sept. 15, 2014

Grant Opportunities

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Grants are one of the principal ways of furthering the diversity aims of US Lacrosse and its local chapters. Through grant awards, we intend to further the impact of lacrosse excellence and ensure a greater diversity for the sport across the country. To assure that the grant funds serve these purposes, the Diversity Grant Selection Task Force will review each application and make a funding decision.

Due to the anticipated number of requests, US Lacrosse will be unable to accommodate every request. We will evaluate the investment involved in each program to ensure we are making maximum impact with as many programs as possible. Therefore, USL will be very selective in choosing organizations that fall within our areas of interest and meet the specifications of our guidelines. US Lacrosse strongly urges your organization not to apply if it does not meet these guidelines and if you are already receiving significant financial support from two or more USL programs and grants. Grant funds are limited. Project applications that can demonstrate other sources of funding will be more favorably considered.

Education Advancement Scholarships

The Education Advancement Scholarships were created to provide additional academic funding for participants of color who excel both on the lacrosse field and in the classroom. These scholarships serve underrepresented youth who meet the rigor of private school learning, but without financial assistance, would otherwise be unable to attend a charter or private school of their choice. Preference shall be given to students, ages 11-17, with demonstrated financial need. The grant may be applied toward tuition, books or other educational materials, or on-campus dormitory/housing fees.

Application Directions

  1. Save the application to your personal computer. DO NOT begin filling out the application until you save it to your computer.
  2. Open the application and start typing your answers in the fields. You can take as much time as you need. Continue to save the application to your computer each time you close the application.
  3. When completed, send your application as an email attachment to
  4. The deadline for all grant and scholarship applications is Sept. 15, 2014.


For more information, contact Eboni Preston-Laurent, senior manager of diversity and inclusion, at