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Sports Related Scholarships
According to the NCAA, only about 2 percent of high school athletes are awarded athletics scholarships to compete in college.
What’s more, very few of those scholarships will cover your full tuition. As of 2010, the average award for NCAA Division I and II athletes was just over $10,000. Excluding the big-money sports of football and men’s basketball, the average dropped to $8,700.
On a general level, participating in varsity, club or intramural sports will bolster your resume for all scholarships. As an athlete, you’re demonstrating initiative, energy and teamwork. These are exactly the kinds of traits that many scholarship funders are interested in rewarding. And on a more specific level, your time on the field or the court will also qualify you for a number of private scholarships just for student athletes.
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program. The sneaker and apparel company awards scholarships to students who exemplify "excellence in school, on their sports teams, and in their communities."
Positive Coaching Alliance’s Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship, sponsored by Deloitte. Current high school juniors can apply through May 31 for this program, which awards scholarships from $1,000 to $2,000. To qualify, you’ll need to submit an essay about how you work to make yourself, your teammates and your game better.
Sports Unlimited Annual Scholarship, a $1,000 award presented each year by the sporting goods retailer. The application, which is open through April 20, couldn’t be easier.
Athnet Sports Recruiting. Both contests are open to high school seniors and current college students, as long as you’ve participated in a sport and are currently attending school. Both applications, open until early June, require you to answer similar questions.
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