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Finding Alternative Scholarships for Student Athletes

|DIVISIONS SCHOLARSHIPS and. High school athletes often dream of nabbing a full athletic scholarship to the college of their choice. Unfortunately, hard data highlights that it's quite difficult for a student athlete to achieve a full athletic scholarship. However, there are alternative scholarships available that can help high school athletes achieve both their athletic and educational goals. THE DIVISIONS II III COLLEGES AND 346 UNIVERSITIES COLLEGES AND 307 UNIVERSITIES 439 UNIVERSITES COLLEGES AND 176,000 118,800 187,000 STUDENT ATHLETES STUDENT ATHLETES STUDENT ATHLETES 56% 61% 82% RECEIVE ATHLETICS AID RECEIVE ATHLETICS AID RECEIVE ACADEMIC GRANTS THE AVERAGE COLLEGE ATHLETE 86% OF COLLEGE ATHLETES LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE THE AVERAGE NCAA ATHLETE PAYS %243.000m PER YEAR IN SCHOOL-RELATED COSTS NCAA athletes may only receive compensation in the form of athletic scholarships, cost-of-living stipends (roughly $2,000 to $5,000) and hardship funds for travel or emergencies IF A STUDENT COMES FROMA FAMILY THAT EARNS $35,000 ANNUALLY, THEN THE FAMILY CAN ONLY CONTRIBUTE ROUGHLY $2,600 ANNUALLY TO COLLEGE COSTS COLLEGE EXPENSES CAN TOP $20,000 ANNUALLY SCHOLARSHIPS: THE LIKELIHOOD OF THE 8 MILLION STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS, ONLY A HALF MILLION WILL COMPETE AT NCAA SCHOOLS A SMALL FRACTION WILL GO ON TO BECOME PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES AFTER THAT PERCENTAGE OF HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS THAT PLAY BASKETBALL AT THE NCAA LEVEL 130,000 OF HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES WIN FULL OR PARTIAL SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS MEN 3.3% WOMEN 3.7% 1 MILLION BOYS PLAYED HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL FOOTBALL IN 2008 ONLY ABOUT 28,000 RECEIVED A SCHOLARSHIP TO A DIVISION I OR DIVISION II COLLEGE THE FACTS THE AVERAGE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP THE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP AVERAGE AWARD ONLY STANDS AT DROPS TO ROUGHLY $10.400 $8.700 WHEN FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL ARE EXCLUDED DIVISION 1 ATHLETES SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON THE FIELD MANY FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL AND BASEBALL STUDENT ÁTHLETES SPEND UP TO 40 HOURS PER WEEK DIVISION THREE SCHOOLS Grant merit awards for academics and other key accomplishments offer the best of both worlds: CAN CUT TUITION ACADEMIC AND FINANCIAL AWARDS UP TO 100% A EE OHIO 1 80 4 UNIVERSITY onlinemasters.ohio.edu/masters-coaching-education SOURCES www.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/probability-competing-beyond-high-school www.cnbc.com/2014/10/13/think-athletic-scholarships-are-a-holy-grail-think-again.html www.ncaa.org/sites/default/files/Recruiting%20Fact%20Sheet%20WEB.pdf www.cbsnews.com/news/8-things-you-should-know-about-sports-scholarships/ www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/sports/10scholarships.html www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-college-solution/2010/06/22/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-sports-scholarships www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/news/4465460-student-athletes-poverty-paid-scholarships-ncpa-texas-duke www.sports.vice.com/en_us/article/four-years-a-student-athlete-the-racial-injustice-of-big-time-college-sports www.usnews.com/education/blogs/college-cash-101/2009/10/19/who-really-gets-the-most-college-financial-aid www.cbsnews.com/news/scoring-a-college-athletic-scholarship www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-college-solution/2010/06/22/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-sports-scholarships

Finding Alternative Scholarships for Student Athletes

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Going to college on an athletic scholarship is a dream for many high school athletes, particularly if it means studying in and playing for their preferred school. However, statistics show that student...

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