While all colleges and universities offer different kinds of scholarships, they don’t all have athletic scholarships. Only NCAA Division 1 and 2, NAIA and NJCAA schools can offer scholarships to incoming athletes. However, Ivy League schools and NCAA Division 3 schools do not have athletic scholarships. These programs use financial aid from other parts of […]
Can I get an athletic scholarship in multiple sports?
It is possible to earn an athletic scholarship for more than one sport. It doesn’t happen very often, especially at the NCAA Division I level. There are more athletes who compete in more than one sport at the Division 2, 3 and NAIA levels. Having the skill and flexibility to compete in multiple sports in […]
What are the athletic scholarship requirements?
To earn an athletic scholarship, there are several things that college coaches are looking for. They want to recruit student-athletes who are dedicated, team-oriented, strong, and successful. But of course, college coaches will also want to recruit high school athletes with great physical attributes and mastered athletic skills. The athletic scholarship requirements vary with each […]
Can I combine my athletic and academic scholarship?
Absolutely. There are many high school athletes who earn both academic and athletic scholarships and are able to combine both for a larger financial aid package. It happens most often with good students who want to attend colleges that can’t afford to give them a significant athletic scholarship. That’s why it’s so important to be […]
Can a coach take away my scholarship without telling me?
The subject of losing a scholarship is always very touchy because the process is never easy. Usually, if you ask a coach and the athlete what the story is, the truth lies somewhere in the middle. Almost never does an athlete just have their scholarship taken away (usually they never had it in the first […]
Can I get a full-ride scholarship?
It is always possible that if you are talented enough you could get a full-ride scholarship. However, full-rides are much more the exception and not the rule for college sports. The majority of athletic scholarships are not full-rides. Additionally, most college athletes are not on scholarship at all. Sports that guarantee full-ride scholarships There are […]
How long does my athletic scholarship last?
Athletic scholarships are given on a yearly basis. Many athletes and their families make the mistake of believe that athletic scholarships last all four years in college, but it’s not true. That means that they award you financial aid one year at a time. At the end of each year, scholarships are renewed by the […]
What is an athletic scholarship?
An athletic scholarship is an amount of financial aid awarded to a student-athlete from the college athletic department. These athletic scholarships are awarded based on the student’s athletic abilities and how they can contribute to the team. A coach decides who receives scholarships and how much they are awarded. Both the NCAA and the NAIA […]
How good do I need to be to get an athletic scholarship?
The athletic skill level of college athletes varies between division levels. Division 1 sports are highly competitive so any athletes at this level are top-tier competitors. Division 2, 3, and NAIA are a bit less so, but all college sports require a certain ability level. If you are dedicated, hard-working, and a good student, […]
How do I get an athletic scholarship?
The details of getting an athletic scholarship vary from sport to sport, but the most important aspect of getting an athletic scholarship is reaching out to coaches to introduce yourself. Many athletes feel just because they are good at their sport a coach will discover them. This may be true for a very small percentage […]