The wording in this article is deceiving because several of these colleges do
not offer athletic scholarships. Many student athletes are excellent students
and obtain academic scholarships and choose to play sports while receiving
academic or departmental scholarships. I appreciate D-News highlighting all the
talented athletes that are advancing to the next level, but it creates an
inaccurate picture for those seeking to advance. In reality, your chances of
receiving financial assistance will not come through an athletic scholarship at
most schools. Money is tight everywhere, the limited athletic budgets tend to
get spread across many athletes on the roster. Unfortunately, there are very few
athletes that experience a full-ride athletic scholarship now-a-days; the
athletes who do receive something tend to receive partial assistance.
What is the definition of a scholarship - I assume any financial assistance,
even if it is a quarter of tuition or the school will pay for books? I also
understood many of these colleges play at a college level that do not award
scholarships, so not sure what it means that a high school player received a
scholarship from that school?