Student-athletes at NCAA Division I and II universities who receive notice that they have been awarded a “hometown” scholarship or one from other “outside sources,” such as from their local civic club or from mom’s or dad’s employer, should inform the compliance office at their university.

In most cases, there won’t be negative consequences for receiving such a scholarship.

  • However, athletes who are already receiving a full scholarship from their university may be prohibited from accepting the scholarship (or may need to have other scholarships adjusted) so that they don’t receive more than their university’s “cost of attendance.”
  • Also, student-athletes in NCAA Division I who are receiving scholarships from “outside sources” such as those examples above may be limited to accepting no more than $1000 during an academic year, depending on the various criteria for selected scholarships.

For questions about the combination of athletic scholarships with other scholarships, whether academic or from “outside sources”, schedule a confidential scholarship strategies consult, contact us at rick@informedathlete.com or call us at 913-766-1235.