Softball Scholarship FAQ's
Can you get a college scholarship for softball?
Yes! There are scholarships available for softball at the NCAA D1 and D2 levels, as well as at NAIA schools and junior colleges.
What percentage of high school athletes will play at the college level?
Only about 8% of high school softball players will compete at the college level, and approximately 1% will play Division 1 ball.
Can D2 schools offer full-ride scholarships?
Yes, D2 schools can offer full-ride scholarships. However, because they are deemed an equivalency sport by the NCAA, they are not required to give out full rides. It’s up to the coach to determine how much money they want to give to each athlete on the team.
How many scholarships does D1 softball get?
D1 softball programs can give out a maximum of 12 scholarships a year. These can be a mix of full-ride scholarships and partial scholarships. Bear in mind that not all D1 softball programs are fully funded, which means some schools might have eight or 10 scholarships available. 12 represents the maximum number of scholarships.