Apply for an AAIB Scholarship:

Applicants must be current or former amateur boxers in the United States, accepted by an accredited college or university, willing to authorize release of their school transcripts, and sponsored by a current AAIB Member. Applicants are evaluated in the three areas of academic achievement, athletic achievement, community involvement, and need. Consideration is given in the area of community involvement to students who have after school jobs or family obligations. The AAIB Scholarship Committee determines winners after a careful review of all the applications.

The 2017 AAIB Scholars have been announced! Applications for 2018 will be accepted between now and July 1st. To begin your application, please click open and fill out the form below and hit the Submit button.

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The AAIB Mission

The American Association for the Improvement of Boxing is a 501(c)(4) organization founded in 1969 by Rocky Marciano and Stephen B. Acunto for the social welfare of boxers in the United States. Through the AAIB Boxers Assistance Corporation, a 501(c)(3) organization, the AAIB provides scholarships to amateur boxers accepted by an accredited college or university. Each entity is comprised solely of volunteers.

A variety of private, governmental, and institutional sources provide financial aid to American students based on academics, athletics, and need. Popular sports like football and basketball produce numerous scholarships, while collegiate boxing programs are rare and their scholarships are nonexistent. Over the last four years, the AAIB countered this trend with approximately $100,000 awarded to boxers for their higher education.


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