Arise athletes Foundation

Student-athlete scholarship and education

Student-Athlete Scholarship

Arise achieves its primary purpose by sponsoring an annual scholarship which provides financial support and educational resources for college-bound student-athletes.

Educational Resources

Arise provides a comprehensive curriculum geared to support student-athletes through all facets of the recruitment process.

Community Engagement

Arise partners with organizations to provide student-athletes with tailored college resources and workshops.

Our Mission

The mission of Arise Athletes Foundation Incorporated (AAFI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to empower student-athletes to properly plan to succeed in school, sports, and life. We accomplish this mission by taking a holistic approach to address the needs of the college-bound student by focusing on educating parents, coaches, and student-athletes. This is done by connecting these groups with the appropriate resources and fostering a community to support the student’s journey to college. Our vision is Every Student-Athlete Succeeds.

What we do

AAFI utilizes education, technology, and sport-specific programming to create sustainable, transformative change in areas where student-athletes are lacking the appropriate guidance and resources to get to college, graduate, and succeed beyond college.

The mission of AAFI is to empower student-athletes to properly plan to succeed in school, sports, and life. AAFI has created a specialized curriculum designed to be personalized and fully comprehensive that will encourage student-athletes to discover their goals for college and beyond so they may find a college that is the best fit for them.


Is our organization right for you?

You’re Not Alone. We are here to help!

Arise Athlete Foundation Inc. (AAFI) provides annual scholarships to support rising senior student-athletes. We aim to provide all student-athletes the equal opportunity to be educated and prepared with the college recruiting process to ensure that “No Student-Athlete is left behind.” Additionally, AAFI uses a proprietary Student-Athlete Management software that engages parents, student-athletes, and coaches along the college recruitment journey.

How to get involved

AAFI Scholarship Fund primarily focuses on supporting high school student-athletes  in their efforts to matriculate at a four-year college or university and compete in collegiate sports. AAFI supports youth and families from communities that span race, class, and culture. Our organization relies on the donations of people like you to help continue to serve and support our community. Research shows that many student-athletes miss the opportunity to matriculate at a four year university and receive a college scholarship due to lack of resources and support. Make a difference in the life of a student today. 

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Get connected today

We would love to hear from you. Reach out if you are interested in partnering with our organization or receiving a free initial consultation with one of our college counselors. Feel free to email us at

Arise’s comprehensive support transformed our journey. From personalized mentorship to strategic guidance on navigating the recruitment process, they provided invaluable resources every step of the way. Their expertise not only helped our child showcase their talents effectively but also ensured they found the perfect collegiate fit. With Arise’s unwavering support, our family’s aspirations became achievable, culminating in a full scholarship opportunity that will shape our child’s future for years to come.

Student-Athlete Class of 2022

Arise’s curriculum and proprietary matching tool were game-changers for our family. Their innovative approach not only equipped us with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the recruitment process but also provided personalized insights through their unique matching tool, ensuring that we found the perfect collegiate fit. Arise didn’t just assist us; they became an integral part of our journey, ensuring success every step of the way.

Student-Athlete Class of 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Arise Athletes Foundation Inc. (AAFI) scholarship?

The AAFI scholarship provides financial support and educational guidance for college-bound student-athletes. AAFI aims to equip student-athletes and their families with the necessary knowledge to navigate the recruitment process effectively.

Who is eligible to apply for the AAFI scholarship?

Rising high school seniors (Class of 2025) who participate in tennis (men/women) and/or basketball (men/women), aiming to become NCAA Division I, II, or III collegiate student-athletes in the fall of 2025, are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a current athletic ranking in tennis.

When is the scholarship awarded?

College-bound student-athletes are selected after their junior year of high school. AAFI provides guidance and education during the senior year of high school to ensure well-informed decisions in selecting the best-fit college.

How many scholarships are available, and what is the award amount?

AAFI provides two scholarships, each valued at $2,000, totaling $4,000 in awards. These scholarships are renewable.

How can I apply for the AAFI scholarship?

Eligible student-athletes can apply by clicking the “Apply” button. The application process requires meeting the specified requirements, including being a rising high school senior, participating in eligible sports, maintaining a minimum GPA, and actively engaging in athletics.

what if I am not selected for the scholarship?

Our scholarship program is very competitive and unfortunately we can only select two student-athletes. If you are not selected, we encourage you to set time with one of our counselors by emailing us at to plan your college-bound journey.