Scholarship News

Student Athletes May Be Compensated as NCAA Considers New Policies


May 5, 2020 8:22 AM
by Izzy Hall
College athletics is a big deal at many campuses. Football, basketball, hockey and more have students lining up hours in advance just to buy tickets. Sporting events like March Madness draw millions of viewers of all ages, and NCAA Division I athletes become top draft picks for the NFL, NBA and other sports organizations. These student athletes can become celebrities in their own rights, but have never been able to leverage their success to make money – until now.

College athletics is a big deal at many campuses. Football, basketball, hockey and more have students lining up hours in advance just to buy tickets. Sporting events like March Madness draw millions of viewers of all ages, and NCAA Division I athletes become top draft picks for the NFL, NBA and other sports organizations. These student athletes can become celebrities in their own rights, but have never been able to leverage their success to make money – until now.

The NCAA is considering new recommendations that would allow student athletes in all three divisions to make money off of their name, image and likeness, or NIL. This means that, for the first time, student athletes can be compensated by third-party endorsements, social media influencing, meet and greets and more.

Arguments for and against paying student athletes have been ongoing for many years. The NCAA opposed paying student athletes a salary and has blocked them from making money on the side in the way many pro athletes do, even though many Division I athletes work just as hard as their professional counterparts. Colleges and universities both within conferences (like the Big Ten) and without make millions of dollars through their athletic programs every year, and while they do give generous sports scholarships, student athletes have never received a cut of the profits that they generate for their institutions.

The new ruling, which is expected to be voted on this October, comes with a few stipulations. Students may promote themselves as members of a college team, but they cannot use any school or conference intellectual property in their advertisements. Schools and conferences cannot be their students’ agents either – students will have to seek out endorsements and vet opportunities on their own. And any money they earn cannot go towards paying for college or for continued participation in school sports. Still, these changes could be a huge boon for student athletes. If passed, they could start making money off their NIL starting in the 2021-22 school year.

If you’re a high school athlete hoping to make a splash in college athletics, Scholarships.com has scholarships for sports of all kinds, from basketball and football to wrestling and martial arts. Start your scholarship search today and discover how your athletic skills can open up opportunities to earning aid for college.

College is expensive, Scholarships.com is completely free. Pay for your college education with as much free college scholarship money as possible. By applying to all the awards you qualify for, you can be sure to not miss a single opportunity in paying for your college expenses - including tuition, fees, room and board. Get matched to college scholarships instantly and start applying today by conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Discuss

Share your thoughts and perhaps thousands of students will benefit from your unique insight on the subject!



If you can read this, don't touch the following fields


 
Across the country, both private and public institutions of higher education have announced that they will be test-optional for students applying to enter school in the fall of 2021. This policy, instituted as a response to coronavirus cancellations of standardized testing dates, comes with the caveat that it would only exist during next year’s round of admissions. But the University of California system has gone in an entirely different direction by announcing that will no longer require the SAT or ACT for all California state applicants.

University of California Seeks New Standardized Test

May 27, 2020 11:42 AM
by Izzy Hall
Across the country, both private and public institutions of higher education have announced that they will be test-optional for students applying to enter school in the fall of 2021. This policy,
Time to break out the white pants, beach chairs and barbeque sauce! It’s Memorial Day weekend and we’re excited for the (unofficial) start of summer. But there’s still almost a week left of May, and plenty of scholarships to consider before we jump into June. So, enjoy your three-day weekend – and set aside some time to apply to these scholarships.

Wrap up May with these Memorial Day Scholarships

May 22, 2020 10:38 AM
by Izzy Hall
Time to break out the white pants, beach chairs and barbeque sauce! It’s Memorial Day weekend and we’re excited for the (unofficial) start of summer. But there’s still almost a week left of May, and
  As much uncertainty looms around the future of college openings and instruction, one thing is certain: The college landscape won't quickly and easily return to what it was pre-COVID-19...at least for a while. Here's a glimpse as to what college may look like in the near future and what students are hoping to experience in their upcoming semesters.

What Will College Look Like Come Fall Semester 2020?

May 21, 2020 3:18 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
As much uncertainty looms around the future of college openings and instruction, one thing is certain: The college landscape won't quickly and easily return to what it was pre-COVID-19...at least
Do you like Scholarships.com? Of course! Between our huge database of scholarships, college search tools, and student resources, what’s not to like? Just as much as you appreciate Scholarships.com, we appreciate you – and we’re bringing back the “Tell A Friend” scholarship sweepstakes just for you!

The “Tell A Friend” Scholarship Sweepstakes is Back!

May 15, 2020 8:55 AM
by Izzy Hall
Do you like Scholarships.com? Of course! Between our huge database of scholarships, college search tools, and student resources, what’s not to like? Just as much as you appreciate Scholarships.com,
Some 3.4 million students have registered to take the AP Exams this year, which began on Monday, but they’re not taking the typical pencil-and-Scantron tests. Instead, students this year will be taking an abridged version of the AP Exams online. The traditional marathon-like tests have become free response exams that will last for just 45 minutes. This change, among many others, has garnered lukewarm reception even before testing began. Will these altered AP Exams carry the same weight as normal tests? And how will students perform on them, given all that has happened since the last time their AP courses convened in the classroom?

Online AP Testing Starts This Week

May 12, 2020 9:45 AM
by Izzy Hall
Some 3.4 million students have registered to take the AP Exams this year, which began on Monday, but they’re not taking the typical pencil-and-Scantron tests. Instead, students this year will be
Graduation is right around the corner for the class of 2020, and given the copious amount of event cancellations, many students won't have the traditional ceremonial experiences they've been looking forward to the past four years. Times may be changing, but the graduation festivities can still go on in extraordinary ways - don't forget you can always plan for an official, in-person party at a later time, when things calm down. For now, here are unique ideas for throwing your upcoming quarantine 2020 graduation party.

Quarantine Graduation Party Ideas 2020

May 8, 2020 1:27 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Graduation is right around the corner for the class of 2020, and given the copious amount of event cancellations, many students won't have the traditional ceremonial experiences they've been looking
One of the biggest milestones that students look forward to throughout their educational career is the high school or college commencement. Donned in their cap and gown, students have proudly walked across a stage in front of their peers, educators and families, to receive their diploma or degree in-hand, perhaps followed up by a hug or handshake from their educators, as a sign of congratulations and respect for all of their hard work over the course of many years.

Graduation Ceremonies 2020: Quarantine-Style

May 7, 2020 11:33 AM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
One of the biggest milestones that students look forward to throughout their educational career is the high school or college commencement. Donned in their cap and gown, students have proudly walked
Goodbye April showers, hello May flowers! Get into the seasonal spirit with these scholarships that have extended deadlines into May and early June. Now’s your (second) chance to apply for these scholarships and earn awards for higher education.

Leap into May with these Extended Deadline Scholarships

May 1, 2020 10:17 AM
by Izzy Hall
Goodbye April showers, hello May flowers! Get into the seasonal spirit with these scholarships that have extended deadlines into May and early June. Now’s your (second) chance to apply for these