U.S RUGBY SCHOLARSHIPS
What is an athletic rugby scholarship?
An athletic rugby scholarship is a form of scholarship to attend a U.S college or university awarded to an individual based on their academic and athletic capabilities. A rugby scholarship can cover anywhere between 0-100% of costs and these offers are authorised by the coaches at American colleges/universities.
What determines how much scholarship I get?
Your scholarship will depend on many factors including your playing ability and academic standing, as well as your coaches assigned budget for the season. However, don’t worry it is our job to ensure that we find you an American college which best suits your preferences and capabilities.
Can I receive a full 100% scholarship in the USA?
The level of scholarship granted is fundamentally dependent on what the coach of the American college wants to offer. A 100% scholarship or ‘full ride’ covers the costs of tuition and fees, room and board, and textbooks, leaving only incidental costs to pay for the student-athlete. In this case, 100% of the costs are covered and it can be worth up to $240,000 over four years.
Am I eligible for a rugby scholarship in the USA?
If you are aged between 16-23, in education or have been in the last 2 years and have a clean criminal record whilst playing your sport at a competitive level, you are well positioned to become a successful U.S Rugby Scholarship applicant. However, only the best young players will be considered for a scholarship by coaches so ideally you will have played for your county or at a high level club side. To find out if you are eligible complete our free
Statistics for Student-Athletes Playing U.S Collegiate Level Rugby
|Number of U.S College Players||739||536|
|Number of U.S College Rugby Teams||18||20|
|Average Team Size||41||27|
|Average Athletic Scholarship||$4,767||$5,032|
2017 statistics report student athlete participation at the USA collegiate varsity level (including JV and freshman teams) and do not reflect school club and intramural sports teams.
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