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Men's Soccer

Athletic scholarships are available across the NCAA Division I & II, NAIA, and Junior Colleges. Soccer is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, and at the college level the spotlight has never been brighter. With many games being broadcast across the ESPN network and in the UK on BT Sport the exposure college soccer is going through the roof. Alongside the sporting aspect all student-athletes are working towards earning a degree in their preferred field, whether that be business, sport medicine, or engineering, the choice of degree is the student-athletes.

There have been several former college players who have, and currently are playing at the very top level, including Jack Harrison, current Leeds Utd player and former Wake Forest University student-athlete. Clint Dempsey, former Fulham, and Tottenham Hotspur player attended and played soccer at Furman University. DeAndre Yedlin the former Newcastle United and current Inter Miami right-back attended and played soccer at the University of Akron before being drafted into the MLS.

NCAA DI Soccer Scholarships

NCAA Division I soccer is an equivalency sport, meaning the athletic scholarships are distributed however the coach sees suitable for their program. Within NCAA Division I soccer there are 209 colleges that compete and, each team has 9.9 scholarships that are awarded across the roster. Alongside those athletic scholarships, student-athletes can also be eligible for academic scholarships, those are funded based on the students’ academic background and SAT scores. Combining both forms of scholarship can be a great way to help cover a student-athletes tuition, room & board, and books.

NCAA DII Soccer Scholarships

Again, NCAA Division II soccer is an equivalency sport, the athletic scholarships are distributed however the coach sees suitable for their program. Within NCAA Division II soccer there are 214 colleges that compete and, each team has 9.0 scholarships that are awarded across the roster. Alongside those athletic scholarships, student-athletes can also be eligible for academic scholarships, those are funded based on the students’ academic background and SAT scores. Combining both forms of scholarship can be a great way to help cover a student-athletes tuition, room & board, and books.

NCAA DIII Soccer Scholarships

The NCAA Division III is the same format across all sports, they do not offer Athletic scholarships to any of their students. This isn’t something any prospective student-athletes should be worried about as they do offer strong academic scholarships to their players. So, performing to the best of your ability inside the classroom will help boost your chances of receiving a significant financial package across NCAA Division III colleges. If a coach sees a player that they think would be a good fit for their program, they will do their best to accommodate that student-athlete with the best possible financial package. ​There are 415 colleges that compete across the NCAA Division III.

NAIA Soccer Scholarships

The Scholarships in the NAIA are given out the same way as NCAA DI & DII, being distributed however the coach sees suitable for their program. Within NAIA soccer there are 188 colleges that compete and, each team has 12.0 scholarships that are awarded across the roster. Alongside those athletic scholarships, student-athletes can also be eligible for academic scholarships, those are funded based on the students’ academic background and SAT scores. Combining both forms of scholarship can be a great way to help cover a student-athletes tuition, room & board, and books.

NJCAA Soccer Scholarships

The Scholarships in the NJCAA are given out the same way as NCAA DI & DII, and NAIA being distributed however the coach sees suitable for their program. Within NJCAA soccer there are 217 colleges that compete and, each team has 18.0 scholarships that are awarded across the roster. The Junior College route can sometimes be best for many Student- Athletes. These two-year colleges are a great way for student-athletes to prove themselves both in their sport and the classroom, alongside reducing fees while gaining some experience before stepping into either an NCAA or NAIA program. 

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