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.
Southampton College - LIU Academic Awards
Academic Scholarships range from $5,000 - Full tuition. These Academic Scholarships are based upon a student's SAT/ACT score, GPA, course load and ranking if available. Scholarships are limited so apply early for the best opportunities.
Art, athletic, alumni and sibling scholarships are also available. Please contact the Office of Admissions to have all of your questions answered.
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Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program
January 15, Annually
In 1988, the National Collegiate Athletic Association established the Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program as a means of recognizing the contributions of the former executive director through encouraging excellence in academic performance by student-athletes. Under this program, one male and one female student-athlete annually will be awarded a postgraduate scholarship in recognition of [...] More
Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete Program™
Scholar Athlete Program recognizes exceptional student athletes that are performing well in the classroom and on the field. To register for the scholarship, students need to apply online or be nominated by a coach, teacher, parent or friend. Students must be a senior in high school, currently attend a Washington State High School, have a 3.0 GPA or higher and participate in a sport. Students can [...] More
Furman University Athletic Scholarships
The Furman University Athletic Scholarships are partial to full scholarships awarded in 17 men's and women's intercollegiate sports. For more information, contact the director of athletics or the head coach in the sport in which you are [...] More
William Woods University Athletic Scholarships
February 15, Annually
The William Woods University Athletic Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate talent and skills in the areas of basketball, baseball, cross country, track and field, golf, soccer and women's [...] More
Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund
March 13, Annually
To be eligible for an award from the Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund, applicant must be a Russia High School (Shelby Co., Ohio) graduating senior who is pursuing an associate or a bachelor's degree as a full-time student at an accredited educational institution, have a high school GPA not less than 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale and must have participated in no less than five (5) athletic seasons [...] More