College Fencing scholarships to the USA are very popular around the world because as well as earning a world class degree it also provides student-athletes with a positive opportunity to develop both physically and mentally in a team environment over the course of four years. After high school graduation the next step is always extremely tough, so having this option to study, train, compete and develop is a fantastic pathway for those fortunate enough to be able to pursue it.
Fencing scholarship opportunities vary considerably depending on each players athletic and academic ability, with the student-athletes that have the better ranking/results (nationally and internationally) and have maintained higher academic grades receiving the larger athletics scholarship offers from college coaches. In the NCAA Division one mens college fencing programs, there are 4.5 full athletic scholarships per team to spread out amongst its team, with amounts typically ranging from a full 100% to 25% in financial aid. For the womens NCAA Division one fencing programs due to the Title IX rule in college sport, universities often have 5 full athletic scholarships available to spread out amongst its team. In the NCAA Division two, NAIA and NJCAA these athletic scholarship amounts vary.
As well as the athletic scholarships that are available at colleges/universities if the student-athlete has good academic grades it may also be possible to receive an academic scholarship as well to help with the families financial commitment. Please contact one of our Play Atlantic recruitment coordinators if you would like some advice on this area.