I am a recruit. Does that mean I will get a scholarship?
Scholarships are resource and revenue-driven and vary depending on the school, the sport and the coach. The NCAA also regulates the number of scholarships per sport. Not all Division I and II institutions give scholarships. Coaches may also break scholarships into percentages depending on playing ability, academics, and off-the-field character.
Division I and II schools (as well as Junior Colleges and NAIA Schools) can offer athletic scholarships. While DI and DII schools can offer athletic scholarships, the NCAA determines the amount of scholarships per sport, and its the schools’ responsibility to raise the money to fund these scholarships.
Division III programs can only offer financial aid and academic grant money for those who qualify.
Athletic scholarships are not offered at the Ivy League which also competes at the DI level, although most Ivy programs have attractive financial aid and grant packages should you wish to attend one of the these schools (and be admitted)!