At the collegiate level cheerleading squads ARE a sporting event unto themselves. Squads provide support for championship teams, they provide entertainment for throngs of fans, and at the same time they are key in crowd control and sporting event management. But what about cheering scholarship opportunities?
Unfortunately cheerleading, as of yet, is not recognized as one of the NCAA, NAIA or the NJCAA athletic teams. So you can't currently expect any massive amount of scholarship cash flowing from those sources. But cheering is a highly demanding sport, nevertheless, and believe it or not, there are some very good sources for cheerleading scholarship money.
Scholarships for College Athlete/Cheerleaders
Without cheerleaders few sports would be the same. Today’s modern cheer squad is often a mix of men and women, all of whom are top caliber athletes.
Be warned that getting a spot on a top cheer squad can be as daunting and competitive as trying to land a spot on a top football team. Cheer squads for the leading college sports teams often participate in competitive activities well beyond those associated with cheerleading a football or basketball game.
One of the very best sources for cheerleading scholarship money is through your own college or university. Schools with funding to offer cheer scholarships may only have modest awards, but these small financial boons may help team members pay for uniforms and may help with offsetting costs associated with team travel.
The college or university of you choose should definitely be looked into for scholarship opportunities; and the State where the college is located may have additional scholarship funds available. One good resource to get you started on State scholarships is Top Cheers.
The process to securing a cheerleading scholarship
Our team will work with you directly to complete each stage necessary to making sure your future cheerleading pathway in America is easy and without hassle.
Customized recruitment timeline planning
Introduction to your management team members
Online ASM profile development & creation
College recruitment video production & editing
Access to ASM online recruitment academy portal
Review of athlete academic credentials
Identification of necessary exams
SAT registration & prep*
Toefl registration & prep*
ACT registration & prep*
NCAA Clearinghouse registration*
NAIA Clearinghouse registration*
Scheduling of your personal exam tutor prep classes
College marketing & Scholarship commitment
Identification & research of potential schools
Activation of soft recruitment campaign
Evaluation of initial marketing campaign
Activation of hard recruitment campaign
College coach interview prep
Finalizing of all college interest
Organization of college/university official visits*
Sport scholarship final offers
Review of offers & division making support
School application paperwork support
National Letter of Intent support
U.S. Entry prep
I20 preparation & support
Organization of U.S. embassy student visa process
Scholarship & Health insurance guidance & activation
Travel arrangements support
College pre checklist
Support & Pro Career Management
Support during university
University transfer assistance*
Tour cheerleading invites
*Only if required
Career pathway overview
College sports provides athletes the best of both worlds. Study and the ability to play high level sport. During this time we will continue to help manage your future career goals.