Five Best Scholarships for Football Players

Thursday, 02 Dec 2010 04:47 PM

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Most high school students, who wish to pursue post-secondary education, scout for scholarships and grants. This search becomes easier for students who are in the elite category or come under the top 5 percent category of their high school football. There are a number of institutions that offer “football scholarships” to the top athletes to help them fund their college education. However, the competition for “athletic scholarships for football players” is very tough. Here are five best “scholarships that are awarded to qualified football players.”
  1. The NCAA Div I Scholarships: The NCAA “football scholarships” are highly reputed. Div I FBS as well as Div 1 FCS scholarships are provided to elite football players from high school. There are around 236 Div I colleges and universities that provide full or partial “athletic scholarships for football players.” The FBS programs pay partial or full “college football scholarships” to 85 athletes. Div I colleges and universities include prestigious names like Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Florida State, and UCLA.
  2. The NCAA Div II Scholarships: The competition for the NCAA Div II “college football scholarships” is challenging and very tough. The recruitment process is stringent and most of the athletes who do not get selected for the Div I scholarship tend to battle for the Div II “football scholarship.” Div II colleges are allowed to give 36 fully or partially paid “athletic scholarships for football players.” Among the 156 programs that offer these “football scholarships” are Morehouse College Football program and Humboldt State University Football Program.
  3. NAIA Football Scholarships: Another “athletic scholarship for qualified football players” is the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics or NAIA scholarships. NAIA “football scholarships” offer a chance to football athletes to study in smaller and more academically balanced universities. They do not provide full scholarship to students, but allow ample time and opportunities to compete in championship level games. St. Xavier’s University and Georgetown University offer NAIA “football scholarships to qualified players.”
  4. Ivy League Scholarships: Many of the Ivy League universities and colleges offer the NCAA Div I “football scholarships” besides a host of other scholarships to students who are talented in academics as well as in the game. Ivy League scholarships are very competitive: they are granted only to those students who excel in their academics as well. Some of the universities that offer these scholarships are Yale, Harvard, and Cornell.
  5. NJCAA Football Scholarships: The NJCAA offers “football scholarships to athletes,” which allow them to pursue education in more than 70 colleges. Most community and state colleges offer this “football scholarship,” and each school offers about 85 scholarships.
If you excel in football and wish to pursue your education, go ahead and apply for the scholarship program that suits you best.

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