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The NCAA awards up to 174 postgraduate scholarships annually, 87 for men and 87 for women. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.

The one-time grants of $7,500 each are awarded for fall sports, winter sports and spring sports. Each sports season (fall, winter and spring), there are 29 scholarships available for men and 29 scholarships available for women. The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable grants.

The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the Association's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports. Athletics and academic achievements, as well as campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership, are evaluated. An equitable approach is employed in reviewing each applicant's nomination form to provide opportunity to all student-athlete nominees to receive the postgraduate award, regardless of sport, division, gender or race. In maintaining the highest broad-based standards in the selection process, the program aims to reward those individuals whose dedication and effort are reflective of those characteristics necessary to succeed and thrive through postgraduate study in an accredited graduate degree program.

1971 - Bill Sprecher '71 (B.S. Chemical Engineering), football
1972 - Jay Mottola '72 (B.S. Metallurgical Engineering), basketball
1976 - Mike Kline '76 (A.B. Biology), football
1978 - Vic Angeline '78 (B.S. Civil Engineering), football
1980 - Bob Falconiero '80 (A.B. Biology), basketball
1991 - Bruce Stankavage '91 (A.B. Economics and Business), basketball
1994 - Keith Brazzo '94 (A.B. Biology), basketball
2004 - Meghan Ramsey '04 (B.S. Neuroscience), Soccer
2005 - Stephen Bono '05 (B.S. Civil Engineering), Football
2008 - Jaryd Freedman '08 (B.S. Biochemistry), Swimming
2010 - Banks Clark '10, fencing (A.B. Art, A.B. Interdisciplinary)

Lafayette Athletics, as a partner in the mission of the College, provides an incredibly effective learning experience for student-athletes through competitive NCAA Division I athletics. Lafayette sponsors 23 varsity sports with more than 600 student-athletes.

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