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 Deadlines: March 16, Annually
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 Deadlines:
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

CCU Athletics Scholarship
Application Deadlines:
The Athletics Scholarship is available to student-athletes in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies who are recommended for scholarship consideration by the CCU Athletics Department. Recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress, unless otherwise noted by the Athletics Department. Scholarship amounts vary. Prospective student athletes should contact their specific coach for further [...] More

CSUB Albert Holloway Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadlines: March 22, Annually
This 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.

Eligibility:
-Must be a student-athlete at California State University - Bakersfield [...] More

Doug May Memorial Soccer Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 31, Annually
The Doug May Memorial Foundation is pleased to offer two scholarships in the name of former RIT and Nazareth head coach Mr. Doug May, who passed away suddenly in 2004, after being hospitalized with a heart ailment. The purpose of the scholarship is to remember, honor and acknowledge the limitless enthusiasm and numerous contributions to the Rochester Soccer community of Coach Doug May. The [...] More

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program
Application Deadlines: December 30, Annually
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities.

In order to apply, you must be a current high school senior entering a four-year, accredited US college or university in the upcoming fall; be currently a member (in good standing) of a high school [...] More

Massachusetts Youth Soccer Student Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
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 Deadlines: February 15, Annually
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

WWU Scholar-Athlete Award
Application Deadlines:
Awards - ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 - are available for basketball, baseball, cross country, track and field, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and women's volleyball. Coaches determine recipients of these awards based on demonstrated talent and skill. If the athlete has an ACT of at least 27, they are eligible for this award. A WWU GPA of at least 3.0 is required for renewal.

For more [...] More

Last Reviewed: February 2017

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