Of schools with a NCAA affiliation, only Division I and Division II schools may offer athletic scholarships. NCAA Division III schools are not allowed to offer athletic scholarships.
The NCAA limit on scholarships for Division I Women's volleyball is 12 (headcount, 1:1).
The NCAA limit on scholarships for Division I Men's volleyball is 4.5 (equivalency).
The NCAA limit on scholarships for Division II Women's volleyball is
The NAIA limit on scholarships for women's volleyball is 8.
The Collegiate Club Volleyball teams that exist are not "sanctioned" by NIRSA. The NIRSA recognizes the clubs and posts them on their website and conducts the National Collegiate Club Championships, however they have nothing to do with their administration, governance, or eligibility guidelines.
Some clubs do offer scholarships and that is an issue with many other clubs. There are no guidelines or restrictions other than what may be imposed on the club by their respective university.
Federal law (Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972), requires athletic scholarships in an equitable fashion among the sexes. This means that there is a considerable amount of financial aid available for women with athletic ability.
NCAA National College Athletic Association 6201 College Boulevard Overland Park, KS 66211-2422. 1-913-339-1906 NAIA National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics 6120 South Yale Avenue, Suite 1450 Tulsa, OK 74136 1-918-494-8828 NCCAA National Christian College Athletic Association PO Box 1312 Marion, IN 46952. 1-317-674-8401 NJCAA National Junior College Athletic Association PO Box 7305 Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7305 1-719-590-9788 NSCAA National Small College Athletic Association 1884 College Heights New Ulm, MN 56073 1-507-359-9791
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) The NCAA WWW site provides information about the recruiting process, including information about NCAA rules on academic eligibility and recruitment procedures. It includes information about NCAA scholarship programs and financial aid for student-athletes. The site includes email addresses for NCAA staff who focus on scholarship issues. For more information, call 1-913-339-1906. NCAA Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete
There are several companies that will help market a student to college coaches. These services might distribute a directory of eligible students to coaches nationwide, and also offer services to help students create a sports portfolio and videotape. These services are not free, but charge a hefty fee.
The following is a list of recent books that focus on athletic scholarships. Some are guides to the recruiting process, and some lists schools that provide sports scholarships, and some do both. 1.Laurie Blum, Free Money for Athletic Scholarships, Collier Books, MacMillan Publishing Company, 1993. ISBN 0-80502-660-6 ($14.95). 2.Andy Clark and Amy Clark, Athletic Scholarships: Thousands of Grants and Over $400 Million for College-Bound Athletes, 3rd Edition, Facts on File, 1994. ISBN 0-81602-893-1 paper ($14.95). 3.Keith R. Fossey, The football scholarship guide, Pigskin Press, Kenosha, WI, 1993. ISBN 0-96334-950-3 ($24.95). 308 pages. 4.Penny Hastings and Todd Caven, How to Win a Sports Scholarship, First Base Sports, 1995. ISBN 1-88430-904-6 ($14.95). 5.Kim McQuilken, The Road to Athletic Scholarship, New York University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8147-5546-1 ($12.95). 6.Chris Tenkin, Winning a Sports Scholarship, Barricade Books, 1996. ISBN 1-56980-078-2 ($12.00). 7.Ron Walker, Peterson's Sports Scholarships and College Athletic Programs 1996, 2nd edition, Peterson's Guides, 1995. ISBN 1-56079-483-6 ($24.95). 832 pages.
The National Letter of Intent is administered by the Collegiate Commissioners Association (CCA), not the NCAA. There are restrictions on signing a National Letter of Intent that may affect your eligibility. These restrictions are contained in the letter of intent. Read it carefully. If you have questions about the National Letter of Intent signing dates or restrictions about signing, contact the conference office of the college you are interested in attending. Please note that some conferences don't subscribe to the National Letter of Intent program.
Remember, do not sign any institutional or conference letter of intent (or financial aid agreement) before the National Letter of Intent signing date.
If you have specific questions regarding the National Letter of Intent, please call the NLI office at 205/458-3000 or visit the NLI Web site.
|2002-03 National Letter of Intent Signing Dates
(Approved by Collegiate Commissioners Association)
The following are the signing dates for the 2003 - 2004 NLI:
* - These sports do not have an early signing period.
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