Colleges with Male Cheerleading Scholarships

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While cheerleading is not yet a sponsored sport by the NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA, there are many scholarship opportunities available for male cheerleaders. Scholarship opportunities are decided and allocated by the school, and can be given in the form of tuition scholarships, book/housing scholarships or stipends. Male cheerleaders are critical to a cheer squad and harder to come by, therefore there is certainly a wealth of financial assistance available for the aspiring collegiate male cheerleader.

College Tuition Scholarships

  • The colleges listed below by state offer tuition scholarships for cheerleaders. These scholarships range from $250 a semester to full tuition scholarships:

    Alabama: Faulkner State University, Huntingdon College, University of North Alabama, University of West Alabama

    Arkansas: University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas Tech University, Harding University

    California: California Baptist University

    Colorado: Western State College of Colorado

    Delaware: University of Delaware

    Florida: University of Central Florida, University of Florida

    Georgia: Colombus State University, Shorter College

    Hawaii: Hawaii Pacific University, University of Hawaii

    Idaho: College of Southern Idaho

    Indiana: Grace College, Indiana Tech, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marian College, Trine University

    Iowa: AIB College of Business, Waldorf College

    Kansas: Bethany College, Emporia State University, Mid America Nazarene University, McPherson College, University of Kansas

    Kentucky: University of Kentucky

    Louisiana: Louisiana State University, Southern Louisiana University, University of Louisiana at Monroe

    Mississippi: Delta State University, Mississippi State University, University of Mississippi

    Missouri: Mineral Area College, Missouri Southern State University, Missouri State University West Plains, Southern Missouri State

    Montana - Montana State University of Billings, University of Montana

    Nebraska - Doane College, Hastings College

    New Mexico - Eastern New Mexico University

    New York - St. John's University

    North Carolina - Catawba College, Fayetteville State University, Greensboro College, Methodist University, UNC Charlotte,

    South Carolina - Dickinson State University

    Ohio - Central State University

    Oklahoma - Carl Albert State College, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Oral Roberts University, University of Tulsa

    South Dakota: University of Sioux Falls

    Tennessee: Carson-Newman College, Lincoln Memorial University, Middle Tennessee State University, Milligan College, Tennessee Tech, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    Texas: Angelo State University, Kilgore College, Midwestern State University, South Plains College, Stephen F. Austin University, University of North Texas

    Virginia: Liberty University, University of Virginia at Wise

    West Virginia: University of Charleston

Books and Housing Scholarships

  • The schools listed below offer scholarships that are specifically dedicated towards full or partial book and/or housing expenses:

    • University of Arkansas
    • Fort Hays State University (dorm-reduction)
    • University of Maryland (full book scholarships)
    • Blinn College
    • San Jacinto College
    • Eastern Wyoming College

Cheerleading Stipends

  • The schools listed below offer financial aid through stipends. These stipends are rewarded to cheerleaders for their contribution to the school by helping them cover the costs of certain aspects of their education. Stipends tend to be given per semester and are rewarded to cheerleaders upon making the squad after tryouts:

    • Auburn University
    • University of Georgia
    • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College

Community College Scholarships

  • Many community colleges also offer scholarships to male cheerleaders:

    • Gadsden State Community College
    • Colby Community College
    • Dodge City Community College
    • Shelton State Community College
    • Wallace State Community College
    • Labette Community College
    • Northwest Mississippi Community College
    • Southwest Mississippi Community College
    • Salt Lake Community College

Additional Notes

  • Please note that this list is subject to change based on the preferences and allocations of each school. Scholarships are allocated in a large range of amounts. Contact the cheer program at the schools of specific interest to gain clarity on the financial assistance available. To find the appropriate contact information, visit the website of the cheerleading program through the college's athletics or student activities page.

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