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

Eirik Nielsen

Missouri University of Science & Technology
The reason for going to the USA was to have the opportunity to experience something new – something different. It is also a great way to combine higher education with swimming.

Bestun Mohammad

Nova Southeastern University, Florida
The best thing about being a student-athlete in the States is that you will meet so many people with diverse backgrounds, which makes you able to make friends from all corners of the world!

Kristin Haugstad

La Salle University, Pennsylvania
College is "the full package"! The opportunity of playing at a high, almost professional, level, get a good education at an American university, and at the same experience a whole new place and a different culture, were definitely of the reasons for why I went.

Kristoffer Tollefsen

University of Kentucky
The best thing about being a student-athlete in the US is that you develop as an athlete, but also maybe more importantly as a human. These are most likely the best four years of your life – a fantastic time where you experience a lot, learn a lot, and have a really good time!

Simen Olafsen

Florida International University
I needed to get away from “safe” Norway and learn to live alone. This, and the opportunity to get a great education, alongside with playing soccer at a good level, was very tempting.

Hannah Brindle

Rio Grande University, Ohio
The social aspect of being in college is great, you get to be surrounded by your friends and team mates 24/7 it's like having a family away from home.

Maiken Bing Paulsen

Presbyterian College, South Carolina
CSUSA runs a professional and efficient process, from presentation and communication with schools that was a good fit for my level, ambitions, and wishes, to land a scholarship deal with the school. With the help of CSUSA an extensive and unknown process was made easy and safe.

Martine Olsen

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida
Not only do you get to play the sport you love while getting your education, you get to live in another country and culture, and to make friends from all over the world. And you will separate yourself from the competition when you get out in the job market.

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