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Division II Diversity Grants

The Division II diversity grants provide grant funding to members committed to enhancing ethnic minority and gender representation in athletics administration and assistant coaching positions.

Proposals for all three grants must be submitted via the NCAA Program Hub between noon Eastern time on  Sept. 16, 2019 and 5 p.m. Eastern time on Jan. 31, 2020. Click here to download the scoring rubric for all grants.

Selected recipients will be notified by the end of March.

Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant

The Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant funds full-time, entry-level athletics administrative positions for one academic year.

The required orientation for this grant is July 27-28, 2020 in Indianapolis.

Strategic Alliance Matching Grant

The Strategic Alliance Matching Grant funds full-time, mid- to senior-level athletics administration positions during a five-year commitment.

ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISING FUNDS: The NCAA Division II Presidents Council has allocated an additional $150,000 of funding to infuse into its Strategic Alliance Matching Grant resource pool as part of its Diversity Grant initiative. These newly incorporated funds are designed specifically to fund mid- to senior-level positions that incorporate academic advising as a central job responsibility. These academic advising positions must still fulfill the guidelines and requirements of the Strategic Alliance Matching Grant outlined above, and will undergo the same application and selection process as the other submitted grants.

Coaching Enhancement Grant

The Coaching Enhancement Grant funds new, full-time assistant coaching positions for all NCAA-sponsored sports during a five-year commitment.

Contact Lamarr Pottinger at for more information.