Your talent in any sports can go a long way in winning you a scholarship to fund your studies. Most of the colleges in US offer scholarships to aspiring athletes to attract them to join their college team. Like all other sports there are also many scholarships offered to golf players by different colleges and schools. There are hundreds of large, small and mid-sized schools that take part in national golf competitions every year. These schools strive hard to recruit the best golf players from all over the country. There are about 2000 golf scholarships for men and 1800 golf scholarships for women offered by these schools across the country.
The NCAA has classified golf as an “equivalency” sport that means the scholarships for golf can be divided up by the schools and distributed to multiple athletes, so golf scholarships are almost always partial.
There are few large schools that dominate the golf competitions every year, earning golf scholarships at such schools is difficult because they only recruit the top 5% players. The competition for scholarships offered by large schools is furious so students who are average or above average golf players can opt to apply in small and medium sized schools in division 1 and division 2. There are about 489 schools that offer scholarships to men and about 337 schools that offer golf scholarships to women.
Although small and medium schools also try to find top athletes but if average players are able to market their skills to college coaches they may get these scholarships easily. Golf scholarships are partial but if you prove that you are valuable for the college team the amount of the scholarship may increase each year. You can search for scholarships according to your skill over the internet. There are over 50 of scholarship search engines that can help you find a scholarship you are eligible for.
You should also make some effort to market your skills to college coaches. You should make a DVD of your game highlighting your string points and also highlighting any past achievements in any sports event. You can also mention your history with golf on the CV you submit with your application. Sports scholarships are aimed at attracting aspiring athletes to college team but good performance in academics is also encouraged, in fact most of the schools will require a minimum of B average from you to be eligible for the scholarships.