Wrestling  involves certain techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. The sport is of different types like Folkstyle, Freestyle, Greco-Roman, Judo, Sombo and others. 

It consists of a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles. The techniques of wrestling have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems.

If you’re a good wrestler with decent grades, college scholarships for wrestlers will always come in handy.

Some tips to get a Wrestling Scholarship

It is suggested that the student-athletes should target schools that are a good fit for them, maintain their grades above the required eligibility GPA and anticipate which weight classes coaches will recruit. Keep these tips in mind:  

Research Well

It is important to know the differences in the division levels. 

Athletic Scholarships are offered by- 

  • NCAA Division 1

  • NCAA Division 2

  • NAIA NJCAA 

Whereas NCAA Division 3 programs provide scholarship packages made up of 

  • academic scholarships

  • need-based aid 

  • merit-based scholarships

Division 3 and NAIA programs are typically smaller, private schools.

Make sure that you know the athletic requirements

If you have the ability to score points both at the national as well as the state level,College coaches prioritize wrestling scholarships to recruits who have the ability to score points both at the state and national level. Maximizing your point potential in high school, in addition to being nationally ranked, will improve your chances of securing a roster spot.

Excel academically

College coaches are in search of student-athletes and consider a candidate’s academics as seriously as their athletic ability. Additional academic aid calls for high test scores and a solid GPA. You can sign up for the NCAA Eligibility Center if you’re interested in D1 or D2.

Keep your options wide open

You should always keep a backup, if a division isn’t  Division 1 , don’t overlook it. There are several competitive programs—from Division 2 to NJCAA—that could offer a better financial package than Division 1. It may happen that you might find that a Division 3 package, made up of grants and academic aid, brings college costs down significantly. There’s more wrestling scholarships available per team at junior colleges. 

Wrestling scholarship requirements

  • A potential NCAA Division 1 and Division 2 college-athlete is required to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center . 

  • You also need to submit the transcripts and SAT/ACT test scores, as well as answer questions pertaining to their amateur status. Student-athletes must meet the academic requirements and be cleared by the Eligibility Center to secure a roster spot and athletic scholarship.

  • The requirements vary slightly between Division 1 and Division 2, but the overall method to determine eligibility is the same

  • Maintain a minimum GPA in these core courses  

  • Pass the NCAA Sliding Scale

  • Eligibility Criteria for Wrestling Scholarships

    You must be a US citizen or a permanent US resident.

  • An excellent high school academic record with required high standardized test scores.

  • Demonstration of significant financial need.

  • You should have applied to or currently attend an accredited school

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required

Examples of Wrestling College Scholarships

The New York Ramblers Scholarship for Student Athletes

Amount Awarded- $2500

Deadline- June 01

How to Apply- Applications and information about this award can be found online at the Stonewall Foundation website and may be accessed using the provided link.

Littlefield Wildcat Athletic Scholarship Fund

Amount Awarded-$1000

Deadline- March 01

How to Apply- Applications and additional information are available on The Communities Foundation of Texas website.

Notah Begay III Scholarship Program

Amount Awarded-$2000

Deadline-March 13

How to Apply-Applications are available on the Albuquerque Community Foundation website.

You can research more on different types of college scholarships available for wrestling based on your skills as well as interests.

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Contact Number

214-750-4222

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Communities Foundation of Texas, an organization that has paid over $100 million in grants in the year 2018. The organization has a history of over 60 years in assisting students to achieve their educational goals. CFT works side by side with committed nonprofits, civic leaders and philanthropy-focused businesses to help out c...

Application Deadline

March 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,250

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@bcf.org

Contact Number

410-332-4171

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the CollegeBound Foundation, an organization that started with a grand vision of granting financial aid for students in need. CollegeBound now employs Program Specialists in Baltimore Public schools, who work year-round to assist students with the college application process. The Arthur Elder, II Scholarship, established to honor&...

Application Deadline

March 15, 2020

Award Amount

$500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@bccf.org

Contact Number

610-685-2223

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by Berks County Community Foundation, an organization that was founded to help individuals, families, businesses and other organizations to achieve their charitable objectives and improve the quality of life for those residing in Berks County. Their main mission is promoting philanthropy. This scholarship is for supporting graduating...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$500

Awards Available

2

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-338-2535

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization that facilitates philanthropy and works to strengthen their community and administer funds and provide when it is needed for the charities. The organization even provides technical support to help nonprofits institutions operate more maximum. The Jay Lamando Scholarsh...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-452-3077

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization that facilitates works to strengthen their community and monitor funds and provide when it is needed for the charities. The organization even provides technical support to help nonprofits institutions operate more maximum. The scholarship is provided in the memory of Lisa More...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$750

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-452-3077

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization that is dedicated to strengthen their community and administer funds to support charities and for social cause. They even provide technical assistance to help nonprofits to operate more productively. This scholarship was first introduced and was established by the Maynard...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@communityfoundations.org

Contact Number

845-452-3077

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley, an organization works on strengthening the community by helping individuals, organizations and monitor funds to support charities, social causes, and non-profit organizations. This scholarship was established by the Nussbickel family and the Greater Southern Dutches...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

shoover@tgkvf.org

Contact Number

304-346-3620

About the Scholarship

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is the institution that provides the scholarship to the applicants whose father or mother is suffering from a serious illness. The scholarship is giving financial assistance to the applicants who are affected emotionally, physically and academically. CFHV also works to strengthen the community by helping the people who are in great need of fu...

Application Deadline

March 15, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

info@oc-cf.org

Contact Number

949 553 4202

About the Scholarship

Mark P. Tiner Scholarship is started by Sean Tiner in the honor of his brother\'s ambition to pursue higher education. The Orange County Community Foundation is awarding this scholarship to help the students financially to enroll in an un...

Application Deadline

February 14, 2020

Award Amount

$750

Awards Available

1

Website

Link

Email Address

info@mcfoundation.org

Contact Number

513-4247-369

About the Scholarship

The scholarship is sponsored by the Middletown Community Foundation, an organization that is ranked on top as the most active community foundation in Ohio for assisting students in easily paying for their education. This scholarship is provided yearly to an African American student at Middletown High School who demonstrates high academic performance, participa...