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.

Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program
Application Deadlines: 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™
Application Deadlines: Varies
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
Application Deadlines: Varies
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
Application Deadlines: 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
Application Deadlines: March 12, 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

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