Scholarship Statistics

Student Scholarship Usage

In 2013 39% of college students used scholarships to fund their education; scholarships awarded averaged $8,349 per student according to Sallie Mae.

Athletic Scholarships

The National Collegiate Athletic Association points out that roughly two percent of high school athletes are awarded athletic college scholarships.  The scholarships are awarded through the individual schools.

Men’s programs receive 70% of the scholarship funds, with male athletes receiving $148 more in athletic scholarships than female athletes, according to the NCAA Gender Equity Task Force.


Works Cited

Athletic Scholarships.  National Letter of Intent.

Fagan, K. and Cyphers, L. Five Myths About Title IX.  Title IX.  ESPNW. April 29, 2012.

How Do Athletics Scholarships Work.  Behind the Blue Disk.

Sallie Mae / IPSOS.  How America Pays for College 2013, Summary Report.  Sallie Mae’s National Study of College Students and Parents.

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