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Many large state universities are known for their academics, research programs, alumni network — and football! Being a part of a college football team means that you are a part of the school’s spirit and tradition. Finding a scholarship to play football, however, can be very competitive. Not only do athletes need to impress scouts, coaches, and recruiters, they also need to impress the college admissions council with their GPA. A good combination of both talent and academics can help football players gain scholarships offered by the NCAA, as a minimum GPA is required for many of these awards. Talk with your coach to discover what options may be available to you, and be sure to check out our scholarship directory to find football scholarships for college.

Hy Zolet Student Athlete Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors in Baltimore who are active in athletics. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and must demonstrate work ethic, a sense of fairness, and responsibility.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  March 01

Notah Begay III Scholarship Program

This award is available for U.S. graduating high school seniors who have been residents of New Mexico for one year or more and attend a New Mexico high school. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, be Native American with a blood quantum of 25 percent or more, and participate in high school varsity-level sports.

Total: $2000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  March 13

Lee Brennan Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for U.S. high school seniors who are graduating from Aliso Niguel High School in Aliso Viejo, California OR are an active participant of a U.S. Diving Southern Pacific Association Diving Team.

Total: $2000 Awards:  17
Deadline:  March 15

Mark P. Tiner Scholarship

High school seniors graduating from the Santa Ana Unified School District, Anaheim Union High School, Placentia-Yorba Linda School District, or the Fullerton Joint Union High School District are eligible for this award. Students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and completed 300 or more community service hours over the course of four years.

Total: $1000 Awards:  15
Deadline:  March 15

Berks County Scholastic Athletic Trainer's Association Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is open to U.S. high school seniors who attend a high school in Berks County, Penn., that employs or contracts with an athletic trainer. Students must have participated in student training in at least one sport for two or more years and must intend to pursue a four-year degree in sports medicine; first preference will be given to students who intend to become certified athletic trainers.

Total: $500 Awards:  6
Deadline:  March 15

Jay Lamando Scholarship

This award is available for current high school seniors who are graduating from John Jay High School or Roy C. Ketcham High School. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and demonstrate participation in sports, leadership, or other community activities.

Total: $500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 01

Lisa Moray Memorial Scholarship

This award is available to female high school seniors in Dutchess County New York who are involved in athletics and demonstrate leadership on and off the field.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 01

Maynard and Ferne Brownell Family Scholarship

This award is available to currently graduating high school seniors at Beacon High School, John Jay High School, or Roy C. Ketcham High School in the mid-Hudson Valley region of New York State. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to community service.

Total: $750 Awards:  3
Deadline:  April 01

Norman and Rita Nussbickel Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for graduating seniors at Arlington, Beacon, John Jay or Roy C. Ketcham High Schools in the Mid Hudson Valley region of New York state. Applicants must participate in school or community sports, and demonstrate a commitment to community service.

Total: $2000 Awards:  4
Deadline:  April 01

Paul S. Kleidman Memorial Scholarship

This award is available for current seniors at Arlington Highschool in New York state. Applicants must have been affected by the serious illness of a parent or close guardian.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 01

Coach Wade Pittsford Scholarship

The Coach Wade Pittsford Scholarship is provided annually to graduating seniors at Bowie High School in Bowie, Texas. Applicants must be involved in the BHS Bulldogs' football or basketball team.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  April 08

Sports Unlimited Scholarship

This scholarship is available for high school seniors, college freshman, and college sophomores who are active participants in any sport. To apply, students must submit an essay about an experience overcoming adversity to achieve athletic success.

Total: $1000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  April 25