John Jowdy Scholarship Fund

The John Jowdy Scholarship Fund is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior who is actively involved in the sport of bowling. All interested parties must submit a completed application and required attachments. Award recipients will be selected based upon information provided through a complete application form and they will be required to forward transcripts upon official notification of award. The amount of the scholarship award is $500 per year, for up to 4 years of post-secondary education. The award recipients MUST maintain a 3.0 grade point average (4.0 system) to retain the yearly scholarship.

John Jowdy was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1988 and the American Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 2001 for meritorious service to the game. He was an instructor to many PBA champions and hundreds of others, a Columbia 300 sales representative and a bowling writer. Easily identifiable at PBA Tour sites, he attended more PBA tournaments than all but a few players and PBA staff members. The San Antonio native provided coverage of the Tour to many of the nation's leading bowling publications, including Bowling Digest.

Applications are reviewed by a committee made up of representatives from the Bowling Writers Association of America and Columbia 300.

2013 Applications

Click here to download a scholarship application. (PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat.)
Click here to download a scholarship application as a Word document.

2014 Applications

Click here to download a scholarship application. (PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat.)
Click here to download a scholarship application as a Word document.

Past John Jowdy Scholarship Fund Winners

    • 1990 - David Nagelhaut, New Jersey
    • 1991 - Laura Ross, New Jersey
    • 1992 - Michael Mullin, New York
    • 1993 - Marjorie Tassone, Arizona
    • 1994 - Mark Martin, Oregon
    • 1995 - Kevin Winter, Washington
    • 1996 - Nicholas Hoagland, Ohio
    • 1997 - Michael Pretko, Michigan
    • 1998 - Timothy Frank, Illinois
    • 1999 - Amanda Fritsche, Texas
    • 2000 - Scott Norton (California) and Robby Spigner (Illinois)
    • 2001 - Craig Brown, Ohio
    • 2002 - Amanda Pezzano, New Jersey
    • 2003 - Nicholas Kallner, New York
    • 2004 - Adam Keesling, Kansas
    • 2005 - Rachelle Davis, Arizona
    • 2006 - Tyler Barker, Utah
    • 2007 - Natalie Cortese, Illinois
    • 2008 - Gregory Pizl II, Wisconsin
    • 2010 - Alexis “Allie” Ijams, Arizona
    • 2011 - Ryan Miller, Illinois
    • 2012 - Eric Sacks, Ohio