Fencing Scholarships in North America are far more limited in their budget when compared to sports like Football or Basketball. Primarily competing in Fencing as a College sport are large Ivy League and Private schools across NCAA Division I, II and III. To consider a College Fencing Scholarship in North America you must be competing at a National level with International level experience being incredibly advantageous. With fewer College Fencing Scholarships on offer, it is ideal to commence the recruitment process as early 9th or 10th grade.

Your academic grades need to be considered too, as different Divisions have different Academic qualification criteria. Academic grades are the backbone of your College experience, perform well in the classroom and you can play on the team. High School grades and SAT exam results can be used to your advantage to secure a combination of Academic and Athletic Scholarship. To learn more about securing a Fencing Scholarship to a North American College, please connect with us via connect@athletesdream.com

NCAA Fencing Championships are conducted annually in March with both individual and team awards handed out. While the team score is an accumulative points total based on each individual, the individual Champion is crowned from their performances in the team events. Separate Men’s and Women’s Championships were conducted until 1990, where a shift in rules saw Co-Ed teams fielding Men and Women in one squad. The opportunity for Men is slightly limited compared to Women, as some schools field only a Women’s team.

Fencing is unique as it operates as a single division sport. Teams from NCAA Division I, II and III will all compete against each other for the National Championship. Women’s Collegiate Fencing was one of the twelve sports added to the NCAA Championship roster in the season of 1981-1982. Today, NCAA Fencing continues to be governed by the US Fencing Association. If you are interested to learn more about NCAA Fencing Scholarships, please reach out to our team as we will be pleased to discuss this opportunity with you and evaluate your opportunities.