For all sports, there are 3 national athletic organizations all athletic students should speak to their college about when seeking financial aid.
NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association
Founded more than one hundred years ago as a way to protect student-athletes, the NCAA continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence.
The NCAA is made up of three membership classifications that are known as Divisions I, II and III. Each division creates its own rules governing personnel, amateurism, recruiting, eligibility, benefits, financial aid, and playing and practice seasons – consistent with the overall governing principles of the Association. Every program must affiliate its core program with one of the three divisions.
A total of 174 one-time, $7,500 postgraduate scholarships (87 men, 87 women), divided equally among NCAA fall, winter and spring sports.
NAIA National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
In the NAIA, a dedication to leadership development is balanced with sports accomplishment. A trailblazer in providing equal opportunity for all student-athletes. An expectation of ethical behavior, fairness in competition, access to athletic scholarship, sportsmanship and leadership development. At the core of all of this — character.
NAIA rules on financial aid are straightforward. Each school determines how much aid it awards to an individual student-athlete. Under no conditions may anyone else provide direct financial assistance to any student-athlete. Scholarships, grants-in-aid or student loans are controlled by each institution through the same committee that handles all student loans and scholarships.
NJCAA National Junior College Athletic Association
The National Junior College Athletic Association is an association of community college and junior college athletic departments throughout the US.
The purpose of this corporation shall be to promote and foster junior college athletics on intersectional and national levels so that results will be consistent with the total educational program of its members.
There are local organization committed to the success of student athletes. Contact your state Chamber of Commerce at this website http://www.uschamber.com/chambers/directory and verify if your state or local region has organizations that support student athletes.
Here is an example of an organization that supports student athletes in Seattle, WA.
Athlete Scholarships for Seattle, WA http://dlglawfirm.com/scholar-athlete-program/
Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete Program™ is a program to recognize exceptional student athletes that are performing well in the classroom and on the field by awards them a scholarship. Anyone is eligible to nominate a scholar; parents, coaches, peers, teammates, teacher or school administrators.
From January to March, two high school seniors in the greater Seattle area, will be chosen weekly as the Davis Law Group Scholar Athlete of the Week and given a $100 scholarship to acknowledge their academic and athletic commitment. A total of 20 scholarship recipients will be selected. After all 20 recipients are announced, scholars have the choice to enter the Sportsmanship Essay Contest for a chance to win an additional $1000 scholarship. Two $1000 Sportsmanship Scholarships will be awarded.
Other organizations award scholarships for certain sports. Below are some examples: