Football Scholarships 101

Football Scholarships 101
NCAA – Division 1 FBS
Up to 85 full scholarships per team. A program may not fully fund all 85 scholarships (i.e., leave some scholarships unused due to lack of funding).
Average team size: 118 players.
NCAA – Division 1 FCS
Up to 63 full scholarships per team; partial scholarships may be awarded (i.e., full rides are rare). A program may not fully fund all 63 scholarships (i.e., leave some scholarships unused due to lack of funding).
Average team size: 101 players.
NCAA-Division II
Up to 36 full scholarships per team; partial scholarships may be awarded (i.e., full rides are rare). A program may not fully fund all 36 scholarships (i.e., leave some scholarships unused due to lack of funding).
Average team size: 109 players.
NCAA – Division III
Division III programs cannot award athletic-based aid.
Must rely on academic scholarships or other non-athletic based sources of funding.
Average team size: 101 players.
NAIA
Up to 12 full scholarships per team; partial scholarships may be awarded (i.e., full rides are rare). A program may not fully fund all 12 scholarships (i.e., leave some scholarships unused due to lack of funding).
Average team size: 77 players.
NJCAA – Junior College (JUCO)
Up to 24 full scholarships per team. A program may not fully fund all 24 scholarships (i.e., leave some scholarships unused due to lack of funding).
Average team size: 77 players.


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