NCAA athletic scholarships are playing an important role in the lives of the students who are playing in the
teas of their college and universities. When we first hear the name NCAA many of us do not know that what does this
stand for and only from the word athletic we try to analyze that what kind of scholarships it will be providing to
its students. NCAA stands for the National Collegiate athletic association, it is the association that has been
serving for more than hundreds years now and the purpose of the association is to keep the athletes of the colleges
to continue with their studies along with continuing their career or passion as an athlete.
NCAA classifies three divisions for the different institutions that are getting an advantage from
this association, division I, II and III. Each division has its own features and limitations it also
involves limitations like number of sports that each institution can provide and the limit of scholarship amount
provided to the students. Different institutions are divided on these divisions. Division I members are allowed to
offer 14 sports, at least seven for men and sever for women, Division II should provide 10 sports, at least five
for men and five for women, Division III should offer five sports programs for the men and five for women.
Division I and II are allowed to offer scholarships to the athletes for playing but Division III is not allowed to
give the scholarship facility to the athletes. The difference between these divisions is that the large schools
compete in Division I and the smaller ones in Division II and III. Divan II schools can only offer the academic
scholarships and they are not allowed to give NCAA athletic
These scholarships are awarded to the athletes; these scholarships also act as a motivating element for the
athletes during the course of their study because along with the academic qualification they involve their selves
in a true athletic soul while participating in different championships and inter college’s competitions. The NCAA
assures the academic progress of these students, and clearly defines eligibility criteria by following which
students are able to continue with their athletes.
There is no such thing that athletes can continue the athletic practices with poor academic performance. The aim of
the association is to get the degree completed of the athletes on the right time along with the sports and
different championships. NCAA athletic scholarships are specially designed for the purpose of motivating the
players so that they can complete their studies too. But if in case any of the athletes stop paying attention and
gets complaint about his academic performance then he will be disqualified and will not be eligible for any kind of
It is the duty of administration by sport to look after all these requirements and procedure and should be actively
involved in reviewing the student’s performance. The teachers of the athletes are also especially asked to update
about these students and their performance not just in exams but even during the class tests, etc.
Every year the NCAA announces the postgraduate scholars with the scholarship amount that they would get is
mentioned every year by the association too. It is essential for the students to be academically and athletically
eligible for the scholarship and they should be planning to continue their studies to the postgraduate level in
order to continue as athlete and get all the scholarships for their help.
Nike scholarships are also available for athletes, as we all know that Nike is
known for its sports products since a long time period and has been providing quality products to its customers. As
the major organization that participates in different leagues and in fact being the sponsor of many events it has
gained special fame and importance. The word Nike is no more just associated with the sports products but it is
playing an important role in helping the sports industry in different ways. No matter what the sport is but you
will see Nike helping in different ways, by sponsoring, by providing the sports products like garments, footwear,
etc. and now they are also providing major scholarships that are helping athletes. There are scholarship schemes by
Nike that are helping the junior school kids and the amount of this aid may vary every year. Nike is also providing
different scholarships to the college and university athletes and the purpose of this scholarship is to motivate
athletes to continue with the playing profession.
NCAA athletic scholarships and all other in this field can help the athletes and the major factor is to keep them
motivated so that they do not think that this professions giving them nothing. These university and college
athletes are trained and their skills are polished at this level and they can prove to be the players of future and
can represent the country.