Ch 2: Types of Athletic Scholarships

About This Chapter

The information featured in this chapter's video lessons gives you an overview of the types of athletic scholarships. The advice can help to narrow your choices when looking for scholarships to apply for.

Types of Athletic Scholarships: Chapter Summary

Understanding what options are available when applying for athletic scholarships can help you make an informed decision. You'll get knowledge of where to search for these awards and how to apply. This chapter covers:

University athletic scholarships

Those seeking an athletic scholarship offered by a university should typically have a strong academic record, along with being a stand-out athlete. This lesson can explain more about this process.

Private athletic scholarships

One of the primary benefits of obtaining a private athletic scholarship is that repayment is not required. These selective forms of financial aid are offered by private organizations or corporations and can be found via word-of-mouth, a printed posting on campus or online. Learn more details about this option in this lesson.

Equivalency sports scholarships vs. head count scholarships

The terms head count and equivalency in connection with scholarships deal with the number of recipients allowed to be on a scholarship per school year. Our guidance counselors can help you navigate through these types of scholarships.

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