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Books About Athletic Scholarships

  1. Laurie Blum, Free Money for Athletic Scholarships, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1993. ISBN 0-80502-660-6 ($14.95). 194 pages. Most of the book is a list of college and university athletic scholarships, organized by state. It also includes a list of athletic associations; few however, give out financial aid. To order a copy, call 1-800-257-5755 write to Henry Holt and Company, 115 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011.

  2. Chronicle Sports Guide: Intercollegiate Athletics & Scholarships, Chronicle Guidance Publications, Inc., Moravia, New York, 1987. ISBN 1-55631-005-6 ($19.95). 367 pages. To order a copy, call 1-800-622-7284 or 1-315-497-0330, or write to Chronicle Guidance Publications, 66 Aurora Street, PO Box 1190, Moravia, NY 13118-1190.

  3. Andy Clark and Amy Clark, Athletic Scholarships: Thousands of Grants and Over $400 Million for College-Bound Athletes, 3rd edition, Facts on File, New York, 1994. ISBN 0-81602-893-1 paper ($14.95), ISBN 0-81602-892-3 hardcover ($24.95). 320 pages. Lists colleges and universities that provide athletic scholarships. To order a copy, call 1-800-322-8755 or 1-212-683-2244 or write to Facts on File, 460 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016.

  4. Stephen Figler and Howard Figler, The athlete's game plan for college and career, Peterson's Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, 1984. ISBN 0-87866-266-9 ($9.95). 252 pages. Out of print.

  5. Keith R. Fossey, The football scholarship guide, Pigskin Press, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1993. ISBN 0-96334-950-3 ($24.95). 308 pages.

  6. Barry Green and Alan Green, Directory of Athletic Scholarships, GP Putnam's Sons, New York, 1981.

  7. Penny Hastings and Todd Caven, How to Win a Sports Scholarship, First Base Sports, Los Angeles, California, 1995. ISBN 1-88430-904-6 ($14.95). 246 pages. A good guide to winning a sports scholarship, this book discusses how to identify the best academic and athletic programs for you, how to build a sports resume kit, etiquette, the NCAA rules, and need-based aid. There is also a special chapter for female athletes. To order a copy, call 1-800-247-8228 or 1-310-318-3006, or write to First Base Sports, Inc., PO Box 1731, Manhattan Beach, CA 90267-1731.

  8. Frances Killpatrick and James Killpatrick, The Winning Edge: The Student-Athlete's Guide to College Sports, 4th edition, Octameron Associates, Alexandria, Virginia, September 1995. ISBN 0-945981-99-6 ($7.50). 120 pages. This book provides an overview of college athletics, including a summary of NCAA rules and regulations and a list of athletic scholarship opportunities. To order this or other Octameron books, call 1-703-836-5480 or write to Octameron Associates, PO Box 2748, Alexandria, VA 22301.

  9. Michael D. Koehler, Advising Student Athletes Through the College Recruitment Process, Prentice Hall (Macmillan), New York, 1996. ISBN 0-13311-564-X spiral-bound ($32.95). 295 pages. This book is aimed at coaches, guidance counselors and parents to help guide student athletes through the college recruiting process. It includes a review of NCAA requirements, reproducible handouts, forms, checklists, and letters. It also includes reproducible booklets for highly recruited student athletes, female students, and underclassmen. To order a copy, call 1-800-716-0044 or 1-317-228-4366, fax 1-800-882-8583 or 1-317-228-4304, write to Macmillan Publishing, 201 West 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290, or send email to orders@mcp.com. You can also write to Macmillan General Reference, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, or call 1-800-261-8783.

  10. David Lahey, Athletic Scholarships, Warwick Publishing, 1992. ISBN 1-89562-906-3 ($12.95).

  11. Marlene Lazar and Stephen H. Lazar, Financial aid for college-bound athletes, ARCO, New York, 1982. ISBN 0-66805-500-6 (paper $8.95). ISBN 0-66805-499-9 (library binding $12.95). 323 pages. Lists colleges and universities participating in athletic programs in more than thirty different sports, and describes the types of financial aid available.

  12. Bob Mauro, College Athletic Scholarships: A Complete Guide, McFarland and Company, 1988. ISBN 0-89950-328-4 hardcover ($16.95).

  13. Kim McQuilken, The Road to Athletic Scholarship, New York University Press, New York, 1996. ISBN 0-8147-5546-1 ($12.95). 170 pages. A book about athletic scholarships. Covers eligibility, recruiting, marketing, decisions, and answers to important questions. To order a copy, write to New York University Press, Washington Square, New York, NY 10003.

  14. NCAA Guide to Financial Aid, National College Athletic Association (NCAA), 1996. $5. To order a copy, call 1-913-339-1906 or write to NCAA, 6201 College Boulevard, Overland Park, Kansas 66211-2422.

  15. Chris Tenkin, Winning a Sports Scholarship, Barricade Books, New York, 1996. ISBN 1-56980-078-2 ($12.00). 302 pages. This book discusses the entire sports scholarship process, from NCAA requirements to recruiting. It includes a 200-page directory of colleges with NCAA-sponsored sports, organized by sport, gender, and division. To order a copy, write to Barricade Books, Inc., 150 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

  16. The Women's Collegiate Sports Scholarship Guide, Women's Sports Foundation, New York, 1993. $3.00. A list of college-controlled athletic scholarships for female students. To order a copy, call 1-800-227-3988 or 1-516-542-4700, or write to Women's Sports Foundation, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, NY 11554.

  17. Ron Walker, Peterson's Sports Scholarships and College Athletic Programs 1996, 2nd edition, Peterson's Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, 1995. ISBN 1-56079-234-5 ($21.95). 818 pages. This book contains profiles of sports scholarships and athletic programs at more than 1,800 US colleges and universities (1,400 4-year and 400 2-year). The listings are organized by athletic association affiliation. There are also men's and women's sport indexes, as well as an alphabetical index of colleges. To order a copy, call 1-800-EDU-DATA (1-800-338-3282) x660 or 1-609-243-9111 x660 (x462 for Spanish), fax 1-609-243-9150, write to Peterson's Guides, PO Box 2123, Princeton, NJ 08543-2123, or send email to custsvc@petersons.com.

  18. Susan M. Wilson, Get Yourself a College Sports Scholarship, ARCO (Macmillan), New York, 1996. ISBN 0-02-860575-6 ($14.95). 226 pages. This book is a guide to college admissions and financial aid for student athletes. It includes a 10-page chapter on understanding financial aid and a 24-page chapter on creating a sports resume. The book also reviews NCAA and NAIA regulations and eligibility requirements. The bulk of the book, 153 pages, is devoted to school telephone numbers and indexes of schools according to sports. To order a copy, call 1-800-716-0044 or 1-317-228-4366, fax 1-800-882-8583 or 1-317-228-4304, write to Macmillan Publishing, 201 West 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290, or send email to orders@mcp.com. You can also write to Macmillan Publishing Corporation, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, or call 1-800-261-8783.
 

 
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