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NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program

Application Deadline:



Student Athletes


The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.

The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable grants.


Student-athletes at an active NCAA member institution who:

Are at least in their final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or will not be using any remaining athletics eligibility.

Have an overall undergraduate minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.200 (based on a 4.000 scale) or its equivalent, including all undergraduate hours earned at all undergraduate institutions attended. The grade-point average may not include any graduate-level hours.

Have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team in the sport in which the student-athlete is being nominated.The degree of the student-athlete's athletics achievement will be weighed in conjunction with academic performance, institutional involvement and volunteer community service. Institutions should note participation in activities in which the student-athlete serves as an example to other students and demonstrates leadership qualities.

Intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree and enroll in a graduate degree program on a part- or full-time basis at an academically accredited graduate or degree-granting professional school. An academic professor of the institution in which the student-athlete is currently enrolled must address the capability of the student-athlete for graduate study.

Are outstanding citizens and excellent role models for the institution and intercollegiate athletics as a whole.

Terms of Award:

There are three nomination periods each academic year based on sport seasons. The seasonal sports breakdown is listed below. Emerging sports are in italics. Remember: cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field are separate sports.

Men's: Cross Country, Football, Soccer and Water Polo

Women's: Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Rugby, Soccer and Volleyball

Fall sports nomination deadline: JANUARY 15, 2014

Men's: Basketball, Fencing, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Rifle, Skiing, Swimming and Diving, Indoor Track and Field and Wrestling

Women's: Basketball, Bowling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Rifle, Skiing, Swimming and Diving and Indoor Track and Field

Winter sports nomination deadline: MARCH 31, 2014

Men's: Baseball, Golf, Lacrosse, Tennis, Outdoor Track and Field and Volleyball

Women's: Golf, Lacrosse, Rowing, Sand Volleyball, Softball, Tennis, Outdoor Track and Field and Water Polo.

Spring sports nomination deadline: June 1, 2014

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