NCAA Ethnic Minority Coaches Scholarships

Due in part to the support of the NCAA’s Committee on Women’s Athletics and The Minorities Opportunities and Interest Committee, Felicia Hall Allen and Associates will provide registration scholarships.

Twelve (12) Scholarships valued at $200 will be awarded to ethnic minority coaches who are chosen from a pool of candidates that meet the eligibility requirements and submit a scholarship application by March 14, 2014.

NOTE: All participants awarded the UPLIFT Registration Scholarship will be responsible for their own travel arrangements, hotel costs and expenses to and from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

A STEP UP Uplift Registration Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must be seeking employment as a women’s basketball assistant coach.
  • Applicant must be an ethnic minority.
  • All applicants must be available to attend the Symposium in its entirety (May 2, – May 4, 2014).

UPLIFT Registration Scholarship Selection Process:

All completed applications must be received via email at or mail by March 10, 2014. Mailing address:
1015 Charlotte Ave
Suite 323
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Applications should include:

  • A current resume with three references.
  • Please Include Ethnicity Information.
  • One typed letter of recommendation from your head coach or athletic director.
  • Typed personal statement (no more than one page) outlining why you would like to attend A STEP UP-Ft Lauderdale and how you believe it will benefit your professional development.

NOTE: All information submitted during the application process will become the property of Felicia Hall Allen and Associates and will not be returned.

2012 Scholarship Recipients
2012 Scholarship Recipients

NCAA Ethnic Minority Scholarship Testimonials

Jaida Williams, head women’s basketball coach, Coastal Carolina University
A Step Up is more than just your typical “professional development or convention”. It is a place where coaches from all over the nation unite to help with the growth of our game. For me “A Step Up” has been an integral part of my growth in the Women’s Basketball profession. April 2011, was my first experience with A Step Up. I’d recently become a “free agent”. Most would call it “out of work”. I wasn’t really sure which direction I wanted to in. I’d recently seen a flyer about “A Step Up”, and knew that regardless of what the outcome was in my career, I wanted to stay connected. And what a decision that was! I got to learn from some of the greatest legends in the game. I walked away from that experience with books of notes and people who were hungry to “grow the game”, unfortunately no job offer. Fortunately, that didn’t keep me down. The following year, I joined A Step Up in Dallas, this time on scholarship. During this symposium, I had the chance to meet even more amazing people, and during that time had two job offers – one to the University of Hawaii, and the other to Wake Forest University. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to coach alongside Jennifer Hoover at Wake Forest. I am now the Head Coach at Coastal Carolina University with my top assistant being a person that I met at A Step Up Dallas!

Jocelyn Wyatt, Assistant Coach, Georgia State University
A Step Up in Charlotte was a great experience on many levels. I was able to collect great information in important areas of coaching like recruiting, budgets, organization, and social networking. It was great to also get some new drills with the on court demonstrations, which was great because I just received a new role as the post coach at Georgia State and I needed and wanted some more direction. Furthermore, I was also able to acquire many other new relationships and acquaintances through the networking opportunity, and strengthen prior ones. I truly believe that I am a better Coach because of my experiences at A Step Up. Mrs. Felicia Hall-Allen is an amazing facilitator, very inspirational and an encouragement. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the symposium experience.

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