The Sylvia A. Banks Scholarship

   10% of all general donations are into the Sylvia A. Banks Scholarship Fund.


The late Sylvia A. Banks (the mother of Stanley Banks Jr., CEO of CORE Wrestling) was a devoted wife, and mother. She was strong and confident woman, who loved her family deeply, and was a huge fan of wrestling. She pushed through barriers during her time by becoming one of the first African American women to be hired at Ohio Bell Telephone Company. She was able to achieve this accomplishment and many more by displaying boldness, strength, persistence and willingness to help others. 


In honor of Sylvia, CORE Wrestling is happy to award this annual scholarship to the graduating high school wrestler who consistently displays similar traits. The following are requirements for the Sylvia A. Banks Scholarship: 

  • Must be an active member of CORE Wrestling 
  • Has been a member of CORE Wrestling for at least 3 years 
  • Graduating Senior in high school 
  • At least 3.0 or higher GPA 
  • At least 60 hours of community service hours 
  • Must show proof of acceptance to 4 year college institution


CORE Scholarship Recipients


D'Andre Hunt

Queens University
Sports Management Major



Zachary Palombaro

St. Andrews University

Chris Dickey

UNC Pembroke
Psychology Major