Track & Field Scholarship

Compete in Track & Field as part of a big team for one of the 1,200 universities with a Track & Field team, get a scholarship for your talent and your university degree while you’re at it! This opportunity is available for hobby-level athletes to future Olympians. To combine studies and Track & Field at universities in the USA while on a scholarship is a fantastic opportunity after finishing secondary school.

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Track & Field is a very popular sport in USA, and many of the best Track & Field athletes are American. USA have for many years been one of the leading countries within Track & Field. If you choose to be a part of a Track team at a collegiate level, you will get a unique opportunity to further develop and learn from successful coaches with a good track record.

In addition to talented coaches you will have access to top class facilities, as well as several other resources. You will get personalized training gear with your school’s logo, in addition to other equipment. You will have access to physiotherapy, weight rooms, strength and conditioning coaches and more. All travels related to competition with the school is covered by the school team.

The top level of college athletics is world class. During the summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro in 2016, 46 current college athletes were competing in one or more events. These 48 athletes were from 34 different Universities, which gives a clear sign of a high level on several different schools and states. In later years more and more Track & Field athletes have seen the potential for their athletic development at a University and chosen this route as a stepping stone for their professional career. Examples of athletes who’s gone the college-route is Chris Coleman (world record on 60-meter indoor), former Olympic Gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kerse, Maurice Greene, Ato Boldon, Michael Johnson, Gail Devers, the Swedish sisters Jenny and Susanna Kallur, middle distance runner Lovisa Lindh, High jumper Kajsa Bergquist and Stefan Strand, and Norway’s Amalie Luel.

Fantastic Track & Field College Scholarships

A scholarship is money awarded to students attending universities in the United States with the purpose of reducing the cost of the education and living costs. A scholarship varies from 1-100% of the school’s total costs and may cover tuition fees, apartment, food and text books. A 100% scholarship will cover all of these costs for a student.

There are different types of scholarships: sports scholarship (for track & field athletes these are called track & field scholarships), academic scholarships and international scholarships. It is the coach of the school team that determines how much sports scholarship he/she can give a student. It is possible to get a combination of the different scholarships.

The biggest track & field scholarships are worth as much as $60,000 a year. Remember, a bachelor’s degree in the United States takes four years to complete, multiplying a $60,000 scholarship with four and you can get an education worth $240,000 covered through your athletic level. Quite simply amazing!

Compete in American College Athletics

There are more than 1,200 different Colleges and Universities in USA with Track & Field teams, so there is a level for everyone. Scholarships are available on all different levels in College Athletics, something that gives opportunities for the once not yet among the best. Therefore, you do not need to be a part of a national team or be the best athlete in your country to qualify for scholarship at American university teams.

It is with great honour and pride athletes represent their College/University team. In many cases, athletes will get a unique status on the Schools campus and in the local community. Athletes who perform well and gets their school “on the map” are heroes in the community.  Still it is important to remember that you are expected to show up for classes and do well in school. You will get a lot of assistance from School counsellors, Coaches and others to combine the athletics and studies in the best way possible. The school and coaches will do everything it takes for the Athletes to get their valuable U.S. bachelor’s Degree, while also succeeding in their sport.

Can I get a Track & Field scholarship?

Have a look and check out if you have what it takes to compete in track & field and study at the collegiate level in USA. The next step is to fill out a , so we can evaluate your athletic and academic options. It takes two minutes and with no obligation.

What our student-athletes say

Peder Kristiansen

University of Rhode Island
My best memory is beating our rivals Providence College (ranked as #10 in the country) my first game at their brand-new stadium, in front of 3000 spectators. Grab the chance, you only get this opportunity, once in your life time.

Ian Wu

Missouri State University
Best thing about being here is the complete package, good education, great facilities and possibilitites to develop as a player and human being.

Martine Gjennestad

Grand Canyon University, Arizona
The best about being a student-athlete is to have the chance to combine something that you love with something that you need: Sports and education! That I got the help from CSUSA to know what I needed to do and to what times was important for me getting through the process.

Sara Sætre Toliver

Indiana University–Purdue University
The best thing with being a student-athlete, is that I get the opportunity of travelling all over the United States, and I get to play at incredibly nice golf courses.

Felix Smith Halle

Hofstra University, New York
Everything is arranged so that you can combine soccer with studies. You experience a playing soccer as a professional, where the facilities and the support-team, helps you to become the best student-athlete you can be; both as a soccer player and as a student.

Emily Woolvin

Goldey-Beacom College, Delaware
The best thing about being in college is the support from team mates and other student athletes. As soon as you get to college you are apart of something... a team, a family.

Mie Elvestad

Nicholls State University, Louisiana
I recommend CSUSA because they made the process very simple to understand and for helping me find a school that was the perfect fit for me.

Nicola Worthington

University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
For me it's simple, don't have any doubts just go for it. The experience I had in America was the best time of my life. I developed so much as a person, met so many amazing people from all corners of the world, and achieved things beyond my expectations. For me it's a no brainer!

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