High school athletes often desire a full ride athletic scholarship. However, full ride scholarships are reserved for the athletes who are the cream of the crop. As such, it is incredible difficult to get a full-ride sports scholarship. To compound the fact that there are not enough sports scholarships, the ones that do exist typically require students to hold high grade point averages. Check out the list below for some of the best sports scholarships:
These scholarships can cover up to the full cost of tuition, room, board, and textbooks. However, it is rare for students to receive a full-ride award. It is much more common for students to receive partial support. Each year, sports teams receive a set number of scholarships that must be divided among the entire team. It is typically up to the coach to allocate how much money each student athlete receives. Some awards are renewable while others are a one-time award. Additional information about this scholarship can be found here: http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/scholarships.
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes
This award is given to students who have excelled in both academics and athletics. In order to be eligible, students must hold at least a 3.0 grade point average, be a member of their high school sports team (can either be varsity level or intramural), and be a citizen of the U.S. Furthermore, students must be planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university. The amount of the award varies between $20,000 to $25,000, with the majority of the awards set at $20,000. The award provides a one-time scholarship that is not renewable. Students are judged based on a combination of leadership ability, academic excellence, and athleticism. Additional information can be found at the following website: http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/scholarships.
Mike Lozano Scholarship
This award is open to students from Texas who engage in sports. Only students who plan to pursue a career in teaching or education are eligible. Students must hold at least a 2.0 grade point average, plan to attend an accredited institution, and be a graduating senior in high school. Students may play any sport. Additional information can be found at the following website: http://www.amarilloareafoundation.org/_redesign-2013/pages/internal/receive—scholarship-lozano-copy.
Michael Breschi Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to high school seniors. Each year, two outstanding recipients are chosen to receive this award. In order to be eligible, students must have had a parent coach at the high school or college level. Ideally, the coach should be employed on a full-time basis. In order to apply, students must submit two letters of recommendation (one from a community service mentor and a second from a teacher), a resume, a high school transcript, and a personal statement. In their personal statement, students are required to address two prompts; one which responds to the most influential person in their life and the second which responds to how the sport of lacrosse has impacted the student’s life. Each scholarship is valued at $2,500. Additional information about the award can be found at the following website: http://www.uslacrosse.org/participants/players/high-school/michael-breschi-scholarship.aspx.