Scholarships for Track and Field
Get Paid to Play and Go to School
If track and field is where you excel you may be eligible to receive scholarship assistance. Funding is available to student athletes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Talented athletes receive sports scholarships from all types of colleges and universities, from the very elite to the smaller, private institutions.
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program
The NCAA offers scholarship assistance to student athletes participating in both indoor and outdoor track and field events. Up to 87 scholarships for men and 87 scholarships for women are offered annually. This program is open to those who have distinguished themselves academically and who will be competing in their last year at the intercollegiate level. Successful applicants will each receive a one-time grant in the amount of $7,500; these funds are non-renewable.
In addition, the Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship Program provides a stipend in the amount of $21,500 to a male and a female athlete. The grant may be renewed for a second year, as long as the recipients' performance at a post-graduate program is deemed satisfactory. Financial need is not a factor in selecting recipients for the award; instead, character and leadership ability are evaluated.
Graduating senior varsity athletes at an NCAA member school with a GPA of at least 3.5 are eligible to apply. Recipients must plan to enroll as a full-time student at a graduate or professional school within five years of being named a Byers Scholar.
Big 12 Conference - Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship Program
Participants in sponsored Big 12 sports, including track and field for both men and women, may be eligible to receive an annual grant in the amount of $6,900. Those persons who have competed in college athletics for a minimum of two years and who have achieved a GPA of at least 3.5 are eligible to apply. Recipients of this scholarship must enrol in a professional or graduate school program no later than 15 months after obtaining their undergraduate degree.
East Stroudsburg University
Athletic scholarship opportunities at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) for track and field are as follows:
- The Brian E. McClanahan Memorial Scholarship is available to participants on the Men's Track Team who are full-time students with a QPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants are required to have completed a minimum of 60 credits and have obtained one or more letters in track and field. To be considered, interested individuals must be recommended by their team captain.
- Another scholarship option is the Nick Merli Scholarship. Both male and female track and field athletes can apply for this renewable scholarship. Full-time students with a QPA of 2.5 or more are invited to apply.
- Members of either the track and field or cross-country teams are eligible to apply for the Krawitz Family Scholarship. Please note that preference for funding will be given to those applicants majoring in one of the programs offered by the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.
Student athletes attending Clark College who are from the following states/province are eligible to apply for scholarship funding: Nevada, Idaho, California, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.