Women's Student Athlete Scholarships

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Title IX Scholarships for Female Student-Athletes

In 1972, the Education Amendments Act became a reality, and with it came an amendment that would transform the future for female student-athletes, in the classroom and in the competition.

Title IX states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

The groundbreaking amendment declared that no female student-athlete would face discrimination in, or be banned from participating in, athletic activities. At the time of the amendment’s passing, female athletes received only 2% of college athletic budgets, while athletic scholarships for women in 1972 were virtually nonexistent.

Senator Birch Bayh, one of the lawmakers spearheading the amendment, called it “an important first step in the effort to provide for the women of America something that is rightfully theirs.”

Since the passing of Title IX, support for female student-athletes, both in high school and at the collegiate level, has grown exponentially. Yet while sports prospects for women continue to improve, the gender gap persists. Collegiate women are often impacted by a lack of opportunity and a corresponding lack of scholarship dollars associated with them.

That’s where the Title IX scholarships at SDSU come in.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, Jackrabbits Athletics aims to grow on the foundation that has been built and continue to improve scholarship offerings for female student-athletes. The university takes this initiative incredibly seriously, and we intend to eliminate the gender gap in the competition for women at State.

Your gift can ensure that the mission of Title IX, which began fifty years ago, continues to transform the lives of female Jackrabbits at SDSU. The women in our premier programs never fail to deliver a top-tier performance in the competition, and by giving to Title IX scholarships, you can find another way to “bring the blue” and support our student-athletes. With your generosity, we can carry out the game-changing mission of Title IX for years to come.

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