Athletics/Track & Field

 

How do I get a college track and field scholarship?
Track and field scholarships are becoming more accessible and are being awarded to more international athletes than ever before.  However, it is essential that an athlete actively pursues a coach or they may be overlooked.

                                                                                                                                                                            

How do I get a college track and field coach to see me?

Track and field coaches will look at certain results of certain events when looking to recruit an athlete. Some coaches will also go to the same events each year as a scouting exercise so it is important to compete in these events.

 

How do I improve my chances of earning a college track and field scholarship?
Track and field coaches have to try and evaluate students from all over the world. If you have been able to make contact with a coach it may come down to how well you market yourself in both performance and personality.

Good grades will help in getting a scholarship. The more schools where you can qualify academically as well as athletically the higher the chance of a scholarship you have.

 

How do I get recruited for a track and field scholarship?
Getting recruited in track and field relies heavily on your potential to score points for your coach and school.

 

What are the academic requirements to be eligible for a track and field scholarship?
Every college has a different level of academics required.

 

What are the athletic requirements to receive a track and field scholarship?
Requirements are to have competed at state, school or national level events.

 

How many track and field scholarships are available and what schools offer them?
The number of track and field scholarships available varies by school and competition level. The level of scholarship funding will vary based on how the coach rates the athlete and the value add to their team.

 

 

Intercollegiate Divisions
NCAA-National Collegiate Athletic Association
http://www.ncaa.org  

 The NCAA endorses three divisions of collegiate track and field

      Division I

 12.6 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)

 18.0 full scholarships available for women (head count only)

 Currently sponsor 278 male and 314 female track and field programs

 Division II 

12.6 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)

 12.6 full scholarships available for women

Currently sponsor 151 male and 160 female track and field program

 

Must enrol in the Initial Eligibility Centre for both Division I and II in order to be eligible

 

Division III

      No financial aid allocated for athletic scholarships

      Currently sponsor 263 male and 271 female track and field programs



NAIA-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
http://www.naia.org 

The NAIA endorses one division of collegiate track and field

  • Students do not require a SAT or ACT score to be admitted
  • 12.0 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)
  • 12.0 full scholarships available for women (can be divided partially)

Must enroll with the NAIA eligibility centre http://www.playnaia.org 

Currently sponsor 146 male and 152 female track and field programs

NJCAA-National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association
http://www.njcaa.org
The NJCAA endorses three divisions of collegiate track and field

  • Athletes at NJCAA institutions predominately compete for two years while completing their academic requirements
  • After completion of an Associate Degree, athletes can transfer to an NCAA Division if they have successfully completed all the academic requirements
  • 20.0 full scholarships available for men (can be divided partially)
  • 20.0 full scholarships available for women (can be divided partially)
  • Students do not require a SAT or ACT score to be admitted

Must be approved by the NJCAA Eligibility Centre regarding Academics

Currently sponsor 133 men’s and 135 women’s track and field programs