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6 Notable Universities Offering Athletic Scholarships

Ever thought of using your athletic talent as a means to fund your education—in your dream school, no less?

An athletic scholarship (aka sports scholarship) is a grant made to support a student’s education based on his or her ability to play a sport. This scholarship awards the student-athlete a partial or full discount on tuition fee for one year at a college, university or private high school.

Talent will only take you so far, and you can’t just wait to be discovered. It’s going to require a little more effort on your part to seek out the right athletic scholarship for you.

Here’s a list of 6 notable universities offering athletic scholarships to get you started:

1. University of Asia and the Pacific

UA&P offers great facilities: a sports building, library, computer laboratory, and audio-visual rooms. Student athletes have a wide range of sports clubs and teams to choose from such as volleyball, basketball, tennis, handball, swimming, badminton, taekwondo, aikido, karate and table tennis.

The university is best known for its strong foundational liberal education program. Students get professional training in their last two years of study.  

Contact No.: (+632) 637-0912 to 26

2. University of the Philippines-Diliman

UP offers various programs that have been credited as Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The school has produced outstanding and competent students including former Philippine presidents, politicians, media personalities and artists.

Athletic facilities are sprawled all over the UP compound: an indoor gym with basketball courts, volleyball courts, badminton courts, dance rooms, a fencing area, martial arts room, and table tennis area. Beyond is a swimming pool, tennis court, a track oval, and an archery range.

UP Diliman, also known as the UP System, competes in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) each year and the UP Pep Squad has stood out and won championships in the collegiate competition.

Students can apply to the varsity teams by contacting the coaches and submitting all indicated requirements.

UP Trunkline: (63 2) 9818500 local 4127

3. Mapúa University

Mapúa University is located inside the most popular heritage site of Intramuros. Don Tomas Mapúa, the first registered Filipino architect, founded Mapúa University on January 25, 1925. Mapúa has become the Philippines’ biggest engineering school, with at least 15 undergraduate and 18 graduate engineering programs.

Full athletic scholarships are offered to incoming freshmen who will be representing Mapúa in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and other athletic meets. Cheerleaders representing the school are also able to avail cheerleader scholarships with a 50% tuition discount.

Center for Scholarships and Financial Assistance: +63 (2) 247-5000 loc. 1203

Email: [email protected]

4. University of Santo Tomas

UST is consistently ranked among the top 1000 universities in the whole world.

The UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe (or simply Salinggawi) is the university’s official cheer dance team and the group is acclaimed for its versatility covering a wide array of genres from performing arts, cheerleading, contemporary to breakdancing.  

The Santo Domingo Scholarship, named after the Founder of the Order of the preachers, is given to students who excel in the arts, music, and sports. Both the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics Department and the Conservatory of Music screen students’ applications.

Interested applicants may inquire and apply at the Institute of Physical Education & Athletics (IPEA).

Contact Nos.: (02) 731-4323 / 786-1611 local 8260

Email: [email protected]

5. Ateneo de Manila University

ADMU is famous for its men’s varsity basketball team Ateneo Blue Eagles and Ateneo Lady Eagles volleyball team, known for excelling and winning championships in the NCAA and UAAP. The school has a robust sports program: competent local and foreign coaches, state-of-the-art sports training facilities, recruitment of top athletes and development of homegrown talents.  

Atenean student athletes can look forward to the campus’ superb amenities including sports courts, a field, a gym, and an indoor pool.

Applicants are expected to have exceptional academic and athletic abilities to qualify for a sports scholarship.

Contact No.: (+632) 426-6001 loc. 5154 – 5155

Email: [email protected]

6. De La Salle University

DLSU is home of the consistent NCAA and UAAP basketball championship title holder The Green Archers, as well as several CHED Centers of Excellence and Centers of Development.

Some of the school’s sports teams are Volleyball, Basketball, Athletics, Football, Badminton, Chess, Fencing, Judo, Lawn Tennis, Softball, Swimming, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, and the Pep Squad.

Athletes or varsity players may receive a full or partial tuition discount and/or fees waiver after being recommended by the Office of Sports Development.

Contact Nos.: (632) 523-4230 (Direct) or (632) 524-4611 to 19 local 166

Email: [email protected]

Keep in mind that hundreds, if not thousands, of students apply for athletic scholarships every year. So make it a point to stand out by demonstrating your knowledge of the sport, your chosen school and their team.

At the end of the day, your education should be your main consideration in choosing a school. Ask yourself: “Which school will best help me in achieving my education and career goals?”  

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