Wrestling Scholarships

As in the world of college football or basketball, traditional wrestling scholarships at the most competitive universities require a great deal of talent in the sport and the ability to catch the attention of college recruiters as early as your junior year. Much of the funding is controlled by the NCAA, which means there is a great amount of emphasis placed on not only talent but academic records, as those awarded scholarships must meet certain GPA requirements. That said, the amount of funding available to college-bound wrestlers has grown along with the popularity of the sport, and if your financial need is great, most schools will take that into account when awarding funding. While you’ll probably find yourself with a partial scholarship, if you’re a good wrestler with decent grades, other scholarships outside of your college won’t be out of reach.

Don’t rule out local organizations and clubs that may have scholarships up for grabs. Often set up by former wrestlers and alumni of area colleges or wrestling programs, such awards look at not only talent on the mat but academic achievement, financial need and your experiences as a student athlete. Many funding sources also look at your wrestling potential, so if you aren’t the star wrestler on your high school team but show promise for the sport, you could be eligible for those awards.

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

AQHA James F. and Doris M. Barton Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The James F. and Doris M. Barton Scholarship is for students who are current AQHA or AQHYA members from New York, who are also current members of the Empire State Youth Quarter Horse Association. Members must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college or university. Recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Funding for this scholarship [...] More

Augustana College Athletic Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • 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

CSUB Albert Holloway Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 11/30/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The CSUB Albert Holloway Memorial 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. In order to apply, you must be a student-athlete at [...] More

Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • To be eligible for an award from the Kyle R. Magoto Scholarship Fund, the applicant must be a Russia High School (Shelby Co., Ohio) graduating senior pursuing an associate's or a bachelor's degree as a full-time student at an accredited educational institution. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must've participated in at lease five (5) athletic seasons throughout high school. The [...] More

Mike Lozano Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/10/2019
  • Amount: $5,000
  • This scholarship fund was established in 2013 by family and friends of Coach Lozano. The scholarship is given annually to a graduating high school senior athlete from the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required and students must be interested in pursuing a degree in education and/or coaching for the purpose of teaching and coaching at the high school level [...] More

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Last Reviewed: November 2018