Students who are aim to play volleyball in college may be eligible for some volleyball scholarships. In order to determine whether you may be eligible for a scholarship, it is important to understand how volleyball scholarships work. There are a number of avenues possible when searching for sports scholarships, but it can be challenging for students to know which one to follow. See the list below for some of the best volleyball scholarships:
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity – Lee Arthur Sr. Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Lee Arthur, Sr., who coached volleyball at a public high school in Michigan. As such, the scholarship is open to any female volleyball or softball student at the school where he coached (Saginaw High School). In order to be eligible for the award, the student must be graduating from Saginaw High School, have played on the high school’s volleyball or softball team, hold at least a 3.0 grade point average, and be female. All applicants are evaluated based on a combination of leadership, academic achievement, school involvement, and service to their community. Additional information can be found here.
William Woods University Scholar-Athlete Award
This scholarship provides students on the women’s volleyball team with an award that ranges from $3,000 to $5,000. In order to be eligible, students must have a strong academic record. More specifically, they must have an ACT score of at least a 27 in order to be considered for this scholarships. The exact amount of the award is typically left up to the recommendation of the coaches and is often based on the student’s athletic ability and talent in their chosen sport. Additional information is available at this website.
NCAA Scholarships are typically reserved for the best volleyball players in the nation. The likelihood of receiving an NCAA scholarship depends on the school you attend as well as your ability. All NCAA Division I teams that offer volleyball have the same number of scholarships to divide among team members. For women’s Division I teams, programs are given 12 scholarships. For men’s volleyball, programs only receive 4.5 scholarships. Coaches have the option of giving these scholarships to one student, as a full-ride scholarship, or to divide them up into partial scholarships among more team members. For schools who are a member of NCAA’s Division II teams, there is more limited funding for women volleyball players. These Division II teams receive 8 scholarships for women’s volleyball while he men’s volleyball teams still get 4.5 scholarships. It is more common among Division II teams for the awards to be divided up among all team members. Additional information about NCAA scholarships can be found here.
Students who play for an NCAA Division III team are not eligible for funding through the NCAA. However, some universities may be able to support students by offering merit-based scholarships. This means that students should strive to maintain strong grade point averages in order to maximize their chance for an award.