Track & Field Scholarships

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Track & Field in the US

The combination of track & field and college education in the US is a unique opportunity to develop athletically, academically and personally after completing high school.
The American college system is known for its professional approach to sport and competition, and this means that athletes have access to some of the best coaches, facilities and support programs in the world.
Here we try to give you a deeper understanding of how you can obtain a track and field scholarship, what your options are and what it requires from you.

By taking your sporting and academic level into account, we work every day to reduce the costs associated with such an experience.

Track and Field Scholarships

What is important to get a scholarship?

To get a good Sport Scholarship for your athletic ability, you must of course be… a good athlete! This is where your personal records and development are very important. That said, there are different ways to be a good athlete in the eyes of the coaches. Some college coaches see great value in an athlete who is skilled in a specific event (e.g. 100m). While other coaches will have a preference for more complete athletes who are proficient in multiple disciplines and distances.
Other factors – such as your academic level – may also influence the size of the Scholarship you can get.

Your results and personal bests

The better your results or personal bests are, the more chance you have of being offered a major scholarship.

Your discipline

Are you a sprinter? Thrower? Jumper?
Are you good in many different disciplines?
These questions have an impact on your opportunities.

Continuous development

If you have improved your performance during your youth it will also improve your chances.

Good grades

No matter how good an athlete you are, your grades will always have an impact on the amount of opportunities you have.

"A scholarship is not just a financial award; its a recognition of your hard work and dedication."

Kristina Ellis

Nordic Sport Scholarship Association

Why Track & Field in the US?

There is no better combination of elite athletics and higher education than at a College in the US.

Track and field in the US

Meet one of our clients

Patrick Wolf went to Lamar University.

At the end of 2020, we started the college process with Patrick Wolf. Patrick had a burning desire to combine his athletics with education in the US. Patrick is a triple and long jumper and has always been a very talented athlete. At the same time, Patirck had family in the US and was well aware of the many benefits of the college system for someone like him.

After a really good process with Patrick, we secured a full scholarship at Lamar University in Texas – a University in NCAA Division 1.

Development and personal bests

Patrick has shown consistent development throughout his college career. This includes a personal best in long jump that went from 7.13 meters to 7.35 meters at an NCAA competition in Houston, US.
It has been – and continues to be – a pleasure to follow Patrick and his journey in the US!

The 3 athletic associations in the US

Scholarship Standards

American college teams can compete under several different federations, each with underlying levels and divisions that divide them. Below you can see some indicative times for each federation and their internal divisions to give you an idea of where you stand in terms of scholarship offers from the different schools.

A school or coach’s interest in you is not solely based on your results, and there are some general expectations that can help give you an idea of how good a scholarship you can get at different schools. These include based on your athletic development over the last 3 years, the number of disciplines you can place top 8 in the school’s conference and how the school’s current athletes in your discipline perform. On top of this, your high school grades also play a role in how much of the full price can be covered through scholarships.

Performance requirements in the NCAA

The NCAA is the largest and most well-known college federation. Known for the large state universities, the widest athletic programs and a high level of competition.

Boys

EventResult
100m> 10.95
200m> 22.00
400m> 49.20
800m> 1:55
1500m> 4:04
3200m> 9:30
5000m> 15:50
10.000m> 34:00
110m Hurdles> 14.90
400m Hurdles> 55.20
High Jump> 1.98 m
Long Jump> 7.20 m
Triple Jump> 13.50 m
Pole Vault> 4.70 m
Shot Put> 16.50 m
Discus Throw> 51.90 m
Hammer Throw> 53.30 m
Javelin> 60.35 m
Decathlon> 6000 points

 

Event Result
100m 10.40 - 11.20
200m 20.20 - 22.60
400m 45.80 - 52.00
800m 1:48 - 2:00
1500m 3:43 - 4:26
3200m 8:59 - 9:45
5000m 13:55 - 16:25
10.000m 28:45 - 36:00
110m Hurdles 13.61 - 15.65
400m Hurdles 49.00 - 60.00
High Jump 2.22 - 1.92 m
Long Jump 7.93 - 7.15 m
Triple Jump 16.19 - 12.80 m
Pole Vault 5.50 - 4.45 m
Shot Put 19.89 - 14.95 m
Discus Throw 61.20 - 48.60 m
Hammer Throw 69.60 - 50.00 m
Javelin 72.50 - 57.40 m
Decathlon 7550 - 5400 points
 

Girls

EventResult
100m> 12.10
200m> 25.00
400m> 58.15
800m> 2:18
1500m> 5:15
3200m> 11:32
5000m> 18:48 
10.000m> 40:55
100m Hurdles> 14.50
400m Hurdles> 1:04
High Jump> 1.65 m
Long Jump> 5.45 m
Triple Jump> 1.75 m
Pole Vault> 3.85 m 
Shot Put> 13.25 m 
Discus Throw> 43.90 m
Hammer Throw> 51.90 m
Javelin> 42.95 m
Decathlon> 4200 points

 

Event Result
100m 11.40 - 12.60
200m 23.30 - 25.90
400m 52.70 - 59.20
800m 2:06 - 2:27
1500m 4:16 - 5:05
3200m 10.30 - 1:50
5000m 16:07 - 19:30
10.000m 33:40 - 41:50
100m Hurdles 13.35 - 15.85
400m Hurdles 57.40 - 1:08.50
High Jump 1.82 - 1.57 m
Long Jump 6.37 - 5.25 m
Triple Jump 13.05 - 11.10 m
Pole Vault 4.25 - 3.65 m
Shot Put 16.70 - 12.80 m
Discus Throw 56.84 - 40.60 m
Hammer Throw 61.92 - 41.20 m
Javelin 63.30 - 47.50 m
Decathlon 5700 - 3850 points
 

Performance requirements in the NAIA

The NAIA is primarily home to smaller colleges. Known for private institutions, more intimate atmosphere and high-quality sporting facilities.

Boys

EventResult
100m> 11.25
200m> 22.60
400m> 50.96
800m> 2:05
1500m> 4:26
3200m> 10:00
5000m> 17:10
10.000m> 38:35
110m Hurdles> 16.10
400m Hurdles> 1:01.00
High Jump> 1.85 m
Long Jump> 7.10 m
Triple Jump> 12.70 m
Pole Vault> 4.40 m
Shot Put> 14.65 m
Discus Throw> 47.20 m
Hammer Throw> 49.50 m
Javelin> 55.40 m
Decathlon> 5150 points

 

Girls

EventResult
100m> 12.75
200m> 26.00
400m> 59.20
800m> 2:35
1500m> 5:30
3200m> 12:00
5000m> 21:00
10.000m> 46:25
100m Hurdles> 16.25
400m Hurdles> 1:10.65
High Jump> 1.42 m
Long Jump> 5.25 m
Triple Jump> 10.30 m
Pole Vault> 3.20 m
Shot Put> 11.90 m
Discus Throw> 35.40 m
Hammer Throw> 42.60 m
Javelin> 45.90 m
Decathlon> 3400 points

 

Track and field scholarships

Meet some of our clients

There is no better combination of elite athletics and higher education than at College. 

Toke Jørgensen

McNeese State University

Freja Oloffson

Wilmington University

Patrick Wolf

Lamar University

Emil Carlsson

Keiser University

Mikkel Johansson

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Maria Biskopstø

Indiana State University

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