NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Programs

Scholarship Description

The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.

The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable grants.

The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship nomination is to be submitted by the faculty athletics representative (FAR) or by a FAR designee.  It is the responsibility of the FAR or FAR designee to ensure all sections of the nomination are submitted to the NCAA national office not later than the sport season deadlines. 

FARs or FAR designees must nominate qualified student-athletes using the Postgraduate Scholarship Online Submission System.  In total, there are five sections to be completed.  Additionally, FARs must ensure that the nominee’s transcripts are sent to the NCAA national office.  Emails will be sent from the online system to the student-athlete and three individuals for recommendations.  The emails are generated after the FAR submits his or her nomination section.

Nomination Sections

1.    FAR nomination- includes a formal recommendation for the nominee.
2.    Student-athlete section- to be completed by the nominee, which includes a formal personal statement.
3.    Head coach recommendation.
4.    Athletics administrator recommendation.
5.    Professor recommendation.

Please check the website for more information.

Year of Need: 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad,


Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 7,500

Deadline: 2022-06-01


Sponsoring Organization The National Collegiate Athletic Association
700 W. Washington Street P.O. Box 6222
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6222

Contact Person:

Phone: 317-917-6222

Fax: 317-917-6888