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Athletic Scholarships

An athletic scholarship is a terminology used for a scholarship to attend a college or university. Athletic scholarships are awarded to an individual based predominantly on his or her ability to play in a sports. Athletic scholarships are common in the United States American College system, but in many countries they are rare or non-existent.

 

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The average athletic scholarship is about $10,400. Only four sports offer full rides to all athletes who receive scholarships: football, men's and women's basketball, and women's volleyball. If you exclude football and men's basketball, the average scholarship drops to around $8,700.

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In 1990, spurred by sensational stories of functionally illiterate athletes such as Oklahoma State's Dexter Manley, the House of Representatives and Senate passed the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-542) which mandated, in part, that colleges and universities report graduation statistics annually to the Secretary of Education

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There are roughly 138,000 athletic scholarships available for Division I and Division II sports.

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Congress passed in 1972 the Title IX of the Educational Amendment Act, which prohibits sex discrimination at schools that receive federal funds.

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For some students, a high school athletic scholarship is their best chance of getting a quality education. According to recent studies, the yearly cost of attending a public four-year university is $6,185, while private universities average an incredible $23,712 per annum.

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The NCAA requires students to complete several years of approved college preparatory courses to be eligible to play on a Division I or Division II team. Students must earn at least the passing grade established by the student's high school.

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Only D-I and D-II schools can
dispense athletic scholarships. Division III schools, among them Brandeis,
Tufts, and Williams, emphasize academics over athletics and cannot under NCAA
rules offer athletic scholarships

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The amount that you receive each year is based on your performance and a year-end evaluation; it does not hinge on how much you received the previous year and a renewal is not guaranteed.

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Athletes can receive a maximum of five years of funding over a six-year period.

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About $2 billion in athletically related financial aid is awarded each year at Divisions I and II institutions to more than 126,000 student-athletes.

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