Posted On: 12/5/18 9:58 AM

One of the biggest misconceptions with regards to college athletics, especially small college athletics, is that just because a school is permitted to offer athletic scholarships, we think every kid is on a full athletic scholarship.  There couldn't be anything farther from the truth.  In this article, I will focus on each level of college basketball and help break down scholarship allotments, how schools divvy up scholarship money, and also point out some tips and tricks to earning additional scholarship money through academics, grants, etc.

 

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE IN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

NCAA Division-I:  15
NCAA Division-II:  10
NCAA Division-III:  0
NAIA Division-I:  11
NAIA Division-II:  6
NJCAA Division-I:  16
NJCAA Division-II:  16
NJCAA Division-III:  0
USCAA Division-I:  Unlimited (in theory)
USCAA Division-II:  0

Now, these numbers are a representation of what the national associations (NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, USCAA) permit schools to distribute based on their division.  But there are other determining factors that come into play.  First, some divisions allow for tuition, books, room & board, meals, etc., and some even offer a stipend to student-athletes each semester.  Other divisions only allot for tuition and books.  What the money is

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