Scholarships???

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  • #352
    RichH
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    Does Lehigh offer merit aid in any sport other than Bball and wrestling?

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    Wizard
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    Rich, I’m not sure if you are making a distinction between "merit aid" and "scholarships" but to me they are the same. I know Lafayette offers scholarships/merit aid in field hockey and mens soccer. Not sure if its full or partial. Colgate offers in womens swimming and perhaps a few others. It could be argued that both Colgate and Holy Cross offer in football as reports on the recruiting of Eachus the RB from Hazelton indicated that both offered more money than both Lafayette and Lehigh. I’m assuming both LC and LU used the same need based formula. Bucknell also awards money to athletes but they call it "Talent Awards". Not sure what sports they offer in or if can be offered at the coaches descretion.

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    lfnadmin
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    Somewhere it was stated that Bucknell is only giving scholarships in men’s and women’s basketball and everything else is need-based – but maybe someone can verify that for me.

    Holy Cross recently increased the number of sports which offer "scholarships".

    I’m pretty sure softball and baseball for Lehigh have scholarships on offer.

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    ngineer
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    Not sure of all sports, but I’m fairly certain we offer scholarships (partials) in sports other than Bball and wrestling. I think softball, lacrosse, and baseball may do a little…plus sometimes a good athlete/scholar can get a Presidential grant–I think we’ve had a couple wrestlers get those in the past.

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    Bison137
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    "lfnadmin" wrote: Somewhere it was stated that Bucknell is only giving scholarships in men’s and women’s basketball and everything else is need-based – but maybe someone can verify that for me.

    Holy Cross recently increased the number of sports which offer "scholarships".

    I’m pretty sure softball and baseball for Lehigh have scholarships on offer.

    That is correct about Bucknell. Admin is currently studying the possibility of offering scholarships in sports other than basketball – similar to what others in the league do now – but that study won’t be completed until October.

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    Wizard
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    137, can you explain how the "talent awards" work? I’m not sure if they are just for athletes or if they are also awarded for excellence in other areas. I’m not sure what sports get them although our track coaches Matt and Deb said they have given them to runners. I suppose they could be either XC or track or both. Are they renewed each year? Is there a maximum amount? Thanks

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    Bison137
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    "Wizard" wrote: 137, can you explain how the "talent awards" work? I’m not sure if they are just for athletes or if they are also awarded for excellence in other areas. I’m not sure what sports get them although our track coaches Matt and Deb said they have given them to runners. I suppose they could be either XC or track or both. Are they renewed each year? Is there a maximum amount? Thanks

    I don’t know much about "talent awards", but they are not at all for athletes (see below). Here are a few general comments about Bucknell merit scholarships:

    – Merit scholarships were first approved in November of 2002: http://www.bucknellbison.com/sports/m-b … 02aaa.html

    – Most of the scholarships were for the arts (music, dance, etc) and for academics. The only athletic scholarships in the plan were six a year in basketball (three men, three women).

    – Two conditions: (1) New funds had to be raised for the merit scholarships; and (2) Second, three non-athletic scholarship dollars (such as academic, talent, or diversity) to be granted for every athletic scholarship dollar awarded.

    – There are still no athletic scholarships awarded in sports other than basketball. It is possible for an athlete to earn an academic scholarship but they must have the same grades/SAT as any other candidate (see below).

    – Up to 25 students a year can receive $12,500 Presidential Scholarships, which require a minimum of 1450 on the SAT plus very high grades. Up to 125 can receive Dean’s scholarships of $10,000, with a minimum SAT of 1380 and very high grades.

    – There are also a number of talent scholarships, but they are not awarded to athletes. Here is the blurb from the BU website:

    "Music, Theatre, Dance, Art/Art History and Creative Writing Scholarships are each selected by their respective faculty departments. The award recipients must meet Bucknell’s academic expectations as well as participate in their respective departments’ programs. We plan to have approximately 60 performing arts scholarship recipients in the Class of 2013. These renewable awards range between $2,500 and $10,000 per year. Financial need is not a requirement."

    http://www.bucknell.edu/x571.xml

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    Wizard
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    137, thanks for the information. Based on your comments, it appears that a XC runner could receive an award based on their academic achievements. That would reconcile or coaches comments regarding a runner getting a "scholarship" to attend BU.

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    Bison137
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    "Wizard" wrote: 137, thanks for the information. Based on your comments, it appears that a XC runner could receive an award based on their academic achievements. That would reconcile or coaches comments regarding a runner getting a "scholarship" to attend BU.

    That is certainly possible. Another possibility is that the runner received need-based aid, perhaps with some/all of the loan portion converted to a grant. There have been literally thousands of reports over the years of PL athletes from many schools receiving "scholarships", when it was actually some form of need-based aid.

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