Colleges Offering Golf Scholarships

By J.D. Chi
Oklahoma State University has won 10 Division I national golf championships, including the 2010 title.
Oklahoma State University has won 10 Division I national golf championships, including the 2010 title.

As of July 2010, the NCAA had 342 Division I and 295 Division II member schools, many of which offer men's and women's golf scholarships. Full or partial scholarships are available, and athletes must maintain certain levels of performance on the course and in the classroom to retain a scholarship. Golf scholarships are awarded based primarily on a player's ability and grades.

Division I Men

According to College Sports Scholarships, 289 NCAA Division I member schools offered men's college golf scholarships as of July 2010. Each school may offer up to 4.5 scholarships per season. Arizona State, Augusta State, Florida State, Houston, Oklahoma State, Princeton, Stanford, Texas Tech and Yale are among the top Division I men's golf programs in the U.S. Golf is the only Division I program at Augusta State. Four teams have won 10 or more NCAA championships: Yale (20), Houston (16), Princeton (12) and 2010 champion Oklahoma State (10).

Division I Women

According to College Sports Scholarships, 217 NCAA Division I schools offered women's golf scholarships. Each school may offer up to six scholarships per season. Arizona, Arizona State, Duke, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Purdue, San Jose State, TCU, Tulsa, UCLA and USC have each won at least one national championship since 1982. Purdue won its first championship in 2010, Arizona State has won seven titles, and Duke has won three.

Division II Men

According to College Sports Scholarships, 186 NCAA Division II schools offer golf scholarships. Each school may offer up to 3.6 scholarships per season. Florida Southern, the 2010 national champion, has been the most dominant Division II golf program. It has won 12 championships, followed by six for Columbus State and three each for Cal State-Northridge, South Carolina Aiken and Troy State.

Divsion II Women

According to College Sports Scholarships, 90 NCAA Division II schools offer women's golf scholarships. Each program may offer up to 5.4 scholarships per season. Florida Southern, Nova Southeastern and Rollins are the dominant Division II programs—and the only three to have won national championships since Division II was contested alone in 2000. Rollins has won five championships.

About the Author

J.D. Chi is a professional journalist who has covered sports for more than 20 years at newspapers all over the United States. She has covered major golf tournaments and the NFL as well as travel and health topics. Chi received her Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University and is working toward a master's degree in journalism.

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