College Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are only for Division I and II athletes -- or are they?

Kathryn Knight Randolph

September 27, 2023

College Athletic Scholarships
Find out how to score a scholarship to pursue your collegiate athletic dreams.
Each year, Division I and II schools distribute more than $3.6 billion in college athletic scholarships to over 180,000 students, according to the NCAA. While that seems like a large number, only about 2% of high school students receive athletic scholarships to play and pay for college. Most of those awards are institutional dollars, meaning they come from the school. However, there are athletic scholarships from private organizations as well. These private scholarships serve two types of student athletes: those that will go on to play college sports as well as students who played in high school but won’t be playing at the collegiate level. So, whether you’re in it to win it, or you’re transitioning into sports retirement, there could be an athletic scholarship to help you pay for school.

Athletic Scholarships

TrophyCentral Sportsmanship Scholarship Award

Deadline: 9/30/23
Award Amount: $1,000 The TrophyCentral Sportsmanship Scholarship Award is available to high school seniors. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and demonstrate a unique or special form of sportsmanship, kindness, or compassion to be eligible for this award. Special consideration will be given to first generation college students and to students entering the military.

Heisman High School Scholarship

Deadline: 10/17/23
Award Amount: $1,000 - $10,000 The Heisman High School Scholarship is available to high school senior scholar - athletes who are State Winners, National Finalists, and National Winners. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have demonstrated school and community involvement to be considered for this award.
Recognized sports include: Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Biathlon, BMX Racing (or Freestyle), Bobsleigh, Boccia, Bowling, Boxing, Breaking, Canoeing/Rowing, Cross Country, Curling, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian (Dressage/Eventing/Jumping), Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Futsal, Goalball, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating (Figure or Speed), Judo, Karate, Lacrosse, Luge, Modern Pentathlon, Mountain Bike, Nordic Combined, Powerlifting, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Skeleton, Skiing (Alpine, Biathlon, Cross Country, Free-Style, Jumping), Snowboard, Soccer, Softball, Spirit/Cheerleading, Sports Climbing, Surfing, Swimming (or Synchronized), Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track & Field, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball (or Beach), Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

Goodwall #Athlete Challenge

Deadline: 10/18/23
Award Amount: Varies #Athlete is an online program that offers a gateway to new opportunities both educational and professional through four weeks of inspiring content available exclusively on the app. Throughout the program, you can win awards, listen to inspiring leaders, and develop key soft and hard skills. Create a short video sharing the sport you practice, your greatest achievement, and what you've learned from it. Do you have any tips for others looking to pursue the same sport? Share them with us!

BBB Ethical Athlete Scholarship

Deadline: 2/29/24
Award Amount: $1,000 - $2,500 The BBB Ethical Athlete Scholarship is available to high school students in Arizona. You must be participating in AIA sanctioned school sport and have a minimum 2.75 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship

Deadline: 3/1/24
Award Amount: $2,000 The Dixie Youth Baseball Scholarship is available to high school seniors. You must have participated in a Dixie Youth Baseball program at the age of 12 or younger to be eligible for this award.

Holiday Classic Scholarship

Deadline: 4/1/24
Award Amount: $1,500 The Holiday Classic Scholarship is available to student - athletes from participating schools in the State Farm Holiday Classic. You must have earned a varsity letter in basketball this year and have a minimum 2.75 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Charles T. Stoner Law Scholarship

Deadline: Rolling
Award Amount: $1,000 The Charles T. Stoner Law Scholarship is available to college seniors who play collegiate women's basketball. You must be pursuing a degree in law to be eligible for this award.

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