Since 2013, Sideline Interactive has given out two annual scholarships per year. Each scholarship will award $1,000 to each winner.

Terms of Participation

Participation is easy. We ask that you write a minimum of a 1,000-word essay on either the topic of:

“How sports have turned me into the person I am today”

Sports are about discipline, teamwork and commitment. A lot of these traits play an integral part in a student’s success in college and a career. We would like your essay to reflect on these traits and explain how they have been able to help you in your everyday life.

Participants are only allowed to submit one essay. Preference is given to students with a history of high school athletics.

You must meet the eligibility requirements below to participate in our scholarship program.



Eligibility for our scholarship program is as follows:

·       Current college / university student, or 

·       High school student accepted to an accredited college or university

We request that all essays be 100% original. Plagiarized work will result in a disqualification this year and all subsequent years that the scholarship is offered. Your writing should be personal and provide specific examples of how sports have turned you into the person you are today.

We’re not looking for an award-winning paper, so feel free to be creative with your essay.

Every paper will be reviewed, but we will not reply to anyone who has not won the scholarship. We will only respond to the winner, but please feel free to submit your essay to us next year if you do not hear back from us.

If you’re submitting your essay for a second or third time, we ask that you submit an original essay each year for the best odds of winning.


Preparing and Submitting Your Application

Essays are to be written and submitted in .doc file format. You can submit your essay to [email protected] We will not be responding to questions via this email address.

Essays can be between 1,000 and 1,500 words. We will not read any essays that exceed this word limit.

When submitting your essay, please provide the following information as a cover letter:

·       Name

·       Email

·       Phone number

·       School in which you’re accepted or enrolled



We request that all essays be submitted to the email listed above by no later than October 31. We’ll be picking the winner of our scholarship on December 15. Funds will be dispersed for the first semester following the New Year.

Colleges will receive the funds directly.

Sideline Interactive is heavily involved in sports in the high school, junior high and college level through our innovative smart LED scorers table and scoreboards.

Sideline Interactive's Digital Scorers Table

digital scoring table for Little Elm High School Basketball program

digital scoring table for Little Elm High School Basketball program

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