Tony Elliott Scholarship

The “Tony Elliott” Scholarship was established to honor the life of Tony Elliott. Tony, Tyrone Elliott’s uncle, was born in Bridgeport, CT. As a high school player, he was All American while at Warren Harding High School located in Bridgeport, CT. He was recruited by the University of Wisconsin and subsequently drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 1983 where he remained until 1989. Though he battled some personal issues, he believed in giving back. During his years with the Saints, Elliott funded an annual scholarship given to college-bound athletes at his Connecticut high school who excelled in academics, and he often spoke to youths about the dangers of drugs.

 

News Links:

http://espn1420.com/new-orleans-saints-flashback-tony-elliott/

http://www.espn.com/nfl/columns/story?id=3181124

http://people.com/archive/tony-elliott-vol-27-no-1/

 



Award Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 22nd, 2018


Applicants should be high school seniors and should have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Please see below for more restrictions in greater detail.

 

Eligibility Requirements
GPA: 2.5
Class year: High School Senior
Residency: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Gender: Female, Male
Income Household Income of $70K and under
Other selection criteria: Bridgeport, CT Student Athlete, Academic Achievements,Enrollment or acceptance as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year undergraduate institution located in the United States of America.
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We will need the following:

ATP’s Application:ATP’s 2018 Scholarship Application
A ‘Letter of Recommendation’ from a teacher
2 References
Financial Statements such as: Most recent tax returns
High School Transcript(s) – Unofficial
SAT/ACT Reportings
500 word essay on how you faced and overcame adversity – Should be typed in 12 pts, Arial font & double spaced