Volleyball Scholarships

Although some schools have both male and female volleyball teams, scholarships for female athletes are much more common due to the sheer number of women’s volleyball teams. In the NCAA’s Division I, for example, there are 247 sponsored female teams compared to 23 on the men’s side, and those men’s teams are found predominantly at large schools like The University of California-Los Angeles.

Traditional volleyball scholarships from big schools with the top programs are very competitive, and require minimum GPAs in their eligibility standards. Don’t rule out smaller schools with lesser-known programs where funding may be more available, especially if you’re targeting men’s teams. Volleyball players who want to play the sport on the club or intramural level still may be eligible for scholarships set up by local leagues and organizations who judge athletes less on talent and more on other factors such as academic achievement, work in the community or affiliations with their groups. Players then at all skill levels may find themselves eligible for awards not offered directly by the college they plan to attend.

For additional information about volleyball scholarships and awards based on different criteria, try conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete Program™
Application Deadlines: March 15, Annually
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

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

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

WWU Scholar-Athlete Award
Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually
Awards 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.

Check out the WWU athletic website for more [...] More

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