Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are offered to many students who qualify to participate in a university athletic program.

Yearly Amount

Athletic scholarships vary in amount. On rare occasions, the amount of the athletic scholarship originally offered by the coaching staff may be reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. See the Stacking Financial Aid policy for more information on possible restrictions.

How to Apply

Online recruitment forms are available for the following programs: football, baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, track and field/cross country, volleyball, and acrobatics and tumbling. The coaching staffs for softball, women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s water polo prefer to receive direct emails from all interested students, with pertinent information concerning their athletic history (view the coaching staff email directory). Game footage is welcomed when available and requested by the coaching staff. Athletes receiving an athletic scholarship are not eligible for an APU Grant. Athletes receiving the Athletics Support Grant may still be eligible to receive an APU Grant.


Once the student’s financial aid file is complete, the award usually is disbursed into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.


Every scholarship is awarded on an annual basis. Renewability is at the coaching staff’s discretion. Eligibility for this award may change if new information is received.

To Retain Eligibility

  1. The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  2. The student must meet the requirements established by the NCAA and the university.