Where can I find the best girls athletic scholarships? That depends on your definition of the best.
What’s your definition of best? You could compete for high paying scholarships.
Or you could go for the easier scholarships, though they pay less. I’m hoping for my daughter to get a full-ride
scholarship. Full-ride athletic scholarships are rare and
limited to Division I schools, and the number of scholarships is limited by the NCAA. They
are even rarer in women’s’ athletics. There are sports that the NCAA limits the
number of scholarships per college program. This means that sports like lacrosse, swimming
and soccer can give divide up the scholarship funds among many players. The value of each scholarship goes down. What would you prefer? A one in ten chance
of a big scholarship, or a fairly certain chance of $500 or $2,000 just because your
daughter is on the softball team? We’re going to be financially strapped to
pay for college. Maybe you need to drop out of the semi-pro
teams in high school and the thousands of dollars a year that costs, so that you have
more money to pay for college. I want her to get recognized by the scouts. You have to apply for scholarships to get
them, both athletic and academic scholarships, because less than 5% of athletes are found
by college scouts. And don’t forget to get your daughter to apply for academic scholarships. If she’s good enough in sports, she doesn’t
need to worry about grades. Except for the star quarterbacks who will
go into the NFL the day they are old enough to be drafted, no school is going to take
an athlete with bad grades, much less give them a scholarship. Managing both grades and sports performance
is quite a challenge. Unless your daughter is going to the Olympics,
she needs a degree to earn a living. Unless she marries a great guy in college
and doesn’t have to – Now who’s pushing the odds? Why not hope
for her to marry a rich quarterback while you’re at it?