Men's and Women's Soccer Scholarships
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The regulations concerning athletic grants are governed by the NCAA and applicants will need to register with the NCAA to begin the process of applying for those grants. Most colleges and universities have endowed scholarships for athletics as well as other departments.
Don't forget to look at soccer associations, whether youth or adult when searching for soccer scholarships. The ones listed here are typical of the ones you'll find in any city with a soccer association of which there are hundreds.
School Specific Scholarships
William Woods University - Fulton, MO
Men's/Women's Athletic Award - Soccer
Awarded to a college freshman who demonstrates talent and skill in the sport of soccer. Applicant can be either male or female student-athlete. Award is a minimum of $1500 and shall be no more than $8200.
Missouri State University - Springfield, MO
Robert Anthony Foster Soccer Scholarship Fund
Contact the Missouri State Athletics Department for application and deadline information. Amounts can vary from year to year. View other athletic scholarships offered at Missouri State.
Houghton College - Houghton, New York
Athletic Performance Scholarship
Awarded to college freshman for participation in certain sports including soccer. The amount of the scholarship varies however the average award is $4043. Contact Troy Martin, Director of Financial Aid for specific details. You may also wish to visit the Houghton College website at www.houghton.edu.
Has the largest athletic endowment in the Big 10 Conference making it possible to award many athletic scholarships, several of which are for soccer. Some of these scholarships include:
Charles & Marge Beasley Soccer Scholarship
Kathy & Dick Fishburn Family Soccer Scholarship
Jodie & Rodney Friend Soccer Scholarship
Michael Freitag Soccer Scholarship
Bob Jones Family Soccer Scholarship
William R and Ellen Meyer Soccer Scholarship
Scholarships Provided by Soccer Associations
Houston Women's Soccer Association (HWSA)
Applicant must be a soccer player in high school or at a youth club in the Houston area OR a current year HWSA soccer player. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who will be enrolled in a college or university or an undergraduate student already enrolled in a college or university. Applicant must also have a 2.5 GPA and submit a letter of recommendation along with scholarship application. Selection criteria include applicant's demonstrated community service and financial need. Award amount is $1,000.
Applicant may download the application from the website however application and supporting documentation must be mailed to the address on the website. To access the application and instructions, visit the HWSA website.
Hackensack (NJ) Junior Soccer Association (HJSA) awards scholarships for 1 female and 1 male in the amount of $750. Applicants must have participated in at least 2 years of high school soccer OR have played soccer for the HJSA. High School graduating seniors who have been accepted to an accredited college/university are eligible for this award. Submit an essay of between 250-500 words detailing how soccer has prepared you for the adult world and 2 letters of recommendation from a coach or teacher attesting to the applicant's character and sportsmanship. Extracurricular activities and community service will also be taken under advisement.