Bowling has strong competition at the college level, particularly in Divisions I and II, where some of the top talent has a chance to earn substantial scholarship dollars. While collegiate bowling in the NCAA is only open to women, there are scholarships for male bowlers as well
Bowling scholarships are offered only to women. Most of the time bowling coaches do not actively scout athletes because they do not have the recruiting budget.
There are over 50,000 high school bowlers in the USA, and only 70+ colleges offer scholarships. If you want to be recruited, you must be proactive during this process
To date, we've sent over 35,000 young men and women to the US. Securing over £300 million in scholarship awards and finding a place for every single qualifying applicant.
Every year, thousands of student-athletes and their families come face-to-face with the difficult challenge of securing a scholarship to an American university. What they often discover is that navigating university options is stressful enough, and adding sports into the mix brings it to a whole new level.
Even for those who do a little recruiting homework, they are often left with more questions, very few simple answers and an uneasy feeling they are somehow falling behind.
At FirstPoint, we understand what you’re going through. Many of us have experienced first-hand what the scholarship recruiting experience is like—as players and as coaches. And that experience, combined with our advanced online technology, expansive college coach network and proven recruiting methods, helps thousands of student-athletes and their families take control of their recruiting experience.
Whether you are a first-year high school student or a national ranked athlete, FirstPoint helps take the stress of uncertainty out of your scholarship journey by putting a plan in place to help you find your best university options in the USA.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The top bowling teams in each division change from year to year. Our rankings are based only on athletics. There are opportunities for almost every level, but if you want to compete against the best, here is a list of the top bowling schools.
Fairleigh Dickinson, Maryland Eastern Shore, Central Missouri, Vanderbilt University, Nebraska, New Jersey City, Kutztown, Arkansas State, Sam Houston State, Sacred Heart, Valparaiso, Adelphi, Stephen F. Austin, Delaware State, St. Francis College, Alabama A&M, Norfolk State, Wisconsin–Whitewater, Minnesota State, Bowie State
Not all colleges that are eligible to offer scholarships will choose to do so. For example, Ivy League schools choose not to offer athletic scholarships.
Bowling is an equivalency sport which means all scholarships are not full scholarships. Coaches may divide the total number of scholarships allotted to them between as many athletes as they wish.
- NCAA Division I has 31 colleges offering 5 scholarships per team
- NCAA Division II has 17 colleges offering 5 Scholarships per team
- NCAA Division III has 7 colleges with athletic scholarships unavailable
- NJCAA (Junior College) has 17 colleges