In 1996, SportQuest (formerly Athletes of Good News) developed a unique award program that recognizes and rewards Christian athletes. More than 69,000 Christian athletes have been touched by the SportQuest Playing With Purpose program. Thousands of dollars in scholarships have been awarded and Christian athletes have received prestigious recognition on a national level through TV, newspaper and magazine coverage.

The PWP message is a message that is beyond this world, a message that encourages us to put others before ourselves, a message of humility with eternity in mind. Christ exemplified the PWP message with His life and Paul describes the message in Philippians 2:3-8.

3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!

The program’s existence is a testimony to the student athlete’s athletic and academic accomplishments, but most importantly, the PWP Program honors their commitment to a Christ-centered lifestyle.

ENCOURAGE - and reward Christian student athletes for their athletic accomplishments, academic achievements, and boldness to impact their generation through a life of Christian character.

REINFORCE - the commitment of Christian student athletes to excel with integrity in every area of life.

PRESENT - the accomplishments of high school Christian student athletes to colleges and universities for potential scholarships and media outlets for national recognition.

CHALLENGE - athletes and coaches to become greater leaders by serving others.

Student Athletes that meet the scholarship criteria may be nominated for the scholarship in two ways:

1. Nominated by school, coach, youth pastor, parent, or others
The nominator simply informs the athlete of the scholarship and provides instructions of how to apply online. The nominator does not complete forms or paperwork. Helpful links to understanding the program include: benefits, time table of events and how to apply.

2. Peer or self nomination
To apply online, click here: online application

Applying student athletes must meet ALL of the following criteria:

1. Currently a high school sophomore, junior or senior.
2. Maintains a minimum "C" grade average or higher.
3. Currently a varsity level athlete in one or more sports.
4. A committed follower of Christ who embodies the Playing with Purpose message.

Do you want more college programs to know about you?  Do you want to play  collegiate sports?  The first step to being recruited by college Admissions or Athletic  programs is getting your information in front of more schools.  SportQuest can help  with that!  Here’s how the Playing With Purpose program can increase your college  exposure:

1. FREE BASIC PROFILE: Every student athlete who applies for the PWP  scholarship is given the option to submit their basic info (name, address,  graduation date) into our free Student Athlete Profile that is made available  to hundreds of schools around the nation.

For a one-time fee of $10, student athletes can also  have all the information from their entire application displayed in our Elite  Profile that is sent directly to our Playing With Purpose partner schools.  This  is a premier network of more than 50 colleges and universities of differing  sizes (NCAA DI, II, III) and from every region in the country that specifically  request our Playing With Purpose Elite Profiles.  While most listing services  only provide a very limited amount of information, we are able to provide  these partner schools with a full profile that, in addition to basic  demographic info, also provides specialized academic, athletic, and spiritual  background info of each student athlete.  Since 2000, SportQuest has a built a  reputation of being able to showcase the kind of high-character, high- competency student athletes that colleges and universities are looking for.

To participate in this Elite Profile, CLICK HERE and you will be directed to PayPal where you can safely and securely submit your $10 payment.

"The PWP Player Profile Listing has provided our Athletic Department with recruiting contacts who are quality Christian student-athletes, the type of student-athletes we consider to be a great Trinity fit." - Trinity International University Athletic Department

This year, the SportQuest Playing With Purpose Scholarship program will award $14,000.00 in scholarships for college tuition and SportQuest International Expeditions.
SportQuest Playing With Purpose Scholarship Awards
PWP National Winners

Four applicants receiving a $2,000.00 College Scholarship Award

SportQuest Winners

20 applicants receiving a $300.00 SportQuest International Expedition Award or a $75 SportQuest Domestic Expedition Award

SportQuest provides qualified applicants a once in a lifetime opportunity to take the explosive combination of sports and missions to the world. SQ equips athletes to Play With Pupose!

Click HERE for more information.


SportQuest Ministries Inc. PO Box 53433 Indianapolis IN 46253 Tel: 317.270.9495
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Privacy Policy - Information collected from applications is only used for the purpose of awarding scholarships with the express consent of the applicant. Applicants may be contacted regarding information about their application and benefits thereof.