USA Fencing and our partners at Absolute Fencing Gear salute high school fencers with exceptional GPAs through the Absolute Fencing Gear All-Academic Team.
To be eligible for selection, athletes must meet certain GPA requirements.
- All-Academic First Team: GPA of at least 3.85 (94) or better in core academic classes and in the top 25% of their class
- All-Academic Second Team: GPA between 3.4 and 3.84 (83 to 93) in core academic classes
Absolute Fencing will also award a combined $10,000 in scholarship money to four worthy fencers selected to the All-Academic Team. To be eligible, applicants must write a 500-word essay reflecting on their time in fencing. (Note: The essay is only required for fencers who wish to be considered for the Absolute Fencing Gear Scholarship. If you’re only applying to be named to the All-Academic Team, you don’t need to submit an essay.)
After reviewing the essays, Absolute Fencing Gear will award one female and one male applicant $4,000 each based on both their GPA and essay. Two additional applicants will receive $1,000 each based on their submitted essay.
Note: A letter of recommendation is also required to be eligible for the Absolute Fencing Gear scholarships.
To learn more and apply, visit this page.