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.

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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: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: $800
  • Bryan Cline played fullback on the Eldorado High School soccer team. After his death in 1986, family and friends established the Bryan Cline Memorial Soccer Scholarship Fund to recognize one male and one female graduating varsity soccer player from Eldorado High School. Recipients must exhibit a strong scholastic record and leadership qualities and attend Eldorado High School. For more [...] More

Augustana University Athletic Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • To be eligible for the Augustana College Athletic Grant, students must earn at least a 3.0 GPA while enrolled at Augustana to maintain these scholarships in subsequent years. These grants are awarded to outstanding student-athletes; NCAA Division II, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

CCU Athletics Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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. Prospective student athletes should contact their specific coach for further information. Must be a [...] More

Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/24/2022
  • Amount: $20,000
  • 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. Whether you're the lead scorer or the most spirited team player, we want to hear how you have taken the skills you've cultivated in the locker room and used them to create a powerful, positive impact [...] More

Massachusetts Youth Soccer Student Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/1/2023
  • 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 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. For more information or to apply, please [...] More
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