Soccer Scholarships

The popularity of soccer is still growing in the United States, and those with talent in the field may have an easier time landing scholarships than players in the more high-visibility sports of football and basketball. Scholarship funding awarded by universities comes in the form of both full and partial scholarships so that coaches are able to put together the best team possible, and a player's academic record is an important factor in determining his or her eligibility for those awards.

Soccer players have an advantage over athletes in the more competitive fields of having a number of outside funding sources to choose from. While the awards may not be as high as scholarships given out by colleges, players shouldn't discount scholarship programs offered by local leagues and organizations looking to promote the sport and reward students just for playing soccer. These awards often look at more than athletic ability, taking into account financial need, extracurricular activities and academic records. Players then at all skill levels may find themselves eligible for awards not offered directly by the college they plan to attend.

Check out some examples of soccer scholarships below. For additional information about soccer scholarships and awards based on different criteria, try conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

ACF Bryan Cline Memorial Soccer Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $800
  • Bryan Cline played fullback on the EHS soccer team. After his death in 1986, friends and family established this fund to recognize graduating senior varsity soccer players. Recipients must exhibit a strong scholastic record and leadership qualities. Two one-time awards are given annually to Eldorado High School varsity soccer team graduating seniors. Applicants must plan to attend a college or [...] More

Augustana College Athletic Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be considered for scholarships at Augustana based on academic performance and/or talent requires a completed Application for Admission and Scholarship. Students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA while enrolled at Augustana to maintain these scholarships in subsequent years. Augustana Athletic Grants are awarded to outstanding student-athletes; NCAA Division II, Northern Sun Intercollegiate [...] More

CSUB Albert Holloway Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The CSUB Albert Holloway Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Albert Holloway who served for many years on the academic support, intercollegiate athletics, nominating, and student support committees of the foundation. He was a great supporter of academics, extracurricular, student service programs, and the athletic program. In order to apply, you must be a student-athlete at [...] More

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/3/2021
  • Amount: $20,000
  • For the ninth consecutive year, the Foot Locker Foundation will be awarding 20 incoming college freshmen with $20,000 in scholarship funding through the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program. In order to be eligible for the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program, the applicant must be a current high school senior entering a four-year, accredited US college or university in the upcoming Fall, be [...] More

Massachusetts Youth Soccer Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Massachusetts Youth Soccer Scholarship Program is for high school seniors who plan to attend a post-secondary educational institution. A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to one male and one female each year. To be eligible for this scholarship, the student-athlete must have been associated with Massachusetts Youth Soccer for at least the past two years. Each application (and supporting [...] More

Shelby County Youth Soccer Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/13/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • High school seniors who have played a minimum of four years for a team within either Shelby County (Ohio) Youth Soccer, Shelby County Alliance or Ohio Extreme Soccer Club South. Must have maintained a 2.5 GPA and are enrolling in a trade school, technical school, college or university. One scholarship for a male applicant and one to a female applicant, however, the committee may award to [...] More

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