Nat Knowles Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Canadian Skier Helped Denver win Two National Championships During her Collegiate Career
June 15, 2017
Former University of Denver student-athlete Nat Knowles (Class of 2016) has been awarded a prestigious Postgraduate Scholarship from the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage graduate education by rewarding the Association's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports.
Knowles, 25, is currently pursuing her MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management at the University of Oxford in England. An Anthropology major during her time at DU, the Toronto, Ontario native won several academic awards as Pioneer including earning Dean’s List honors as well as being named to the National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team.
The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
The one-time non-renewable scholarships of $7,500 are awarded three times a year corresponding to each sport season (fall, winter and spring). Each sports season there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women for use in an accredited graduate program.
All former student-athletes who earned an undergraduate degree from an NCAA member school are eligible to be nominated by that school for an NCAA graduate degree scholarship, regardless of when they received their undergraduate degree.