Scholarship Changes for D1 Baseball

Scholarship Changes for D1 Baseball

  • Kendall Rogers @KendallRogers
    BREAKING: The @NCAA Division I Council has PASSED legislation, effective August 1, that would allow teams to give need-based/merit aid without it counting against a program’s scholarship total. This is big news for college baseball.

    MY ANALYSIS - Before this change, programs could not give need based money without it counting against the 11.7 scholarship limit. Now, programs can give need based money and it will not count against the 11.7 scholarship limit. In the western US, this will benefit USC and the WCC schools. Not too many kids going to Stanford would be receiving need based assistance.

  • Discussion
  • So would a program be able to have a fund raiser to set up a scholarship for need-based players? Or does it all go through the university like any other student that comes from a low income family?

  • The answer is it's kind of both. The scholarship funds could be raised but they would need to go through the athletic department. There are scholarships for the baseball program from outside sources (such as the family of Ira Goldstein) but they are administered by the athletic department.