College Scholarship Information

The ARU provides quality opportunities and to attract quality high school players. Please continue to search our website for additional information about the colleges we serve, and how we can serve you as a player.

Men's Scholarships

Alderson Broaddus University (WV)

Alderson Broaddus University is a new varsity rugby program offering rugby scholarship opportunities to both men and women located in Philippi, WV. These scholarships can be stacked with academic scholarships awarded by the university. AB’s rugby program is fully recognized by the athletic department and is staffed with full-time coaches.

To be considered for an AB rugby scholarship, students must complete the free online application, please be sure to submit transcripts and test scores. Update Head Coach Laura Miller when the application is submitted in order to move the financial aid process forward.

https://ab.edu/future-students/online-application-domestic/

More information can be found at www.ab.edu and www.gobattlers.com

Please feel free to reach out either by email or phone if you have any questions.

Laura Miller, Director of Rugby

millerlc@ab.edu

franciscan University of stuebenville (OH)

Your knowledge — illuminated by faith — comes alive and leads you confidently into the world when you study at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Here, your exceptional education is grounded in a passionately Catholic faith tradition that takes you beyond yourself and into the community where you can evangelize and transform the culture.

Grow in wisdom, faith, maturity, strength, purpose, and dedication at Franciscan. How you live your life — where you go, what you do, who you are — builds on the life of Christ within you and what you embrace while you’re here. With the solid foundation of faith and reason you create at Franciscan University, you are the message the world is waiting for!

For more information please contact Head Coach Jason Adams at jadams@franciscan.edu or fill out this recruiting form.

Indiana University of pa (PA)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) rugby was founded in 1974. For years we have had a long tradition of excellence. Currently under the leadership of Dr Bouma and former IUP graduate Seth Erwin (07), the team competes in the NCR – Allegheny Rugby Union Open Division.

Being the first club sport at IUP to offer scholarships, we have named our scholarship after long time coach Dr Larry Bouma.

Dr. Lawrence Bouma is a 1967 graduate of Trafford high school. In the fall of 1967 Dr. Bouma started attending Palmer College of chiropractic.... That fall he was introduced to the game of rugby. Doctor Bouma started on Palmer colleges B-side as a loose forward. He continued to play that position in the spring and part of the fall in 1968, Eventually moving to the wing three quarters position on Palmer College's A side. Dr. Bouma in the spring of 1969 was offered a full scholarship playing wing three-quarter for Palmer Colleges Rugby team. He continued to excel at that position, (filling in at times at fullback and inside center). He played on Palmer's first national championship team. Dr. Bouma graduated from Palmer College of chiropractic in the fall of 1971.

In 1988, Dr. Bouma started coaching IUP rugby for the next 17 years taking a so-called rugby team to national prominence from 1988 to 2004. In 2000 IUP Rugby finished #4 in the nation.

Applicants need to fill our our application/ Recruitment form: https://forms.gle/mkM1UZxrcAmsYx69A

Questions please reach out to Coach Seth Erwin – serwin@iup.edu or 724-422-0814

More info on the team can be found at: https://www.iuphawksrugby.com/

Rio Grande University (OH)

The University of Rio Grande is located in Rio Grande, OH. RGU is a NAIA institution that is both a community college as well as a University. Fully supported by the institution, Rio has created a Varsity model program for both Men’s and Women’s rugby. Offering reduced rates for all OH residents and select counties in KY and WV.


Rio also offers rugby specific scholarships that are stacked on top of institutional and federal grants. On campus Rio has designated rugby facilities with plans to expand. All student-athletes have access to full time coaching, strength & conditioning, financial aid, academic counseling, and athletic training. Any questions about the program contact Coach Momsen, cmomsen@rio.edu


Our scholarship form for interested recruits: https://questionnaires.armssoftware.com/40c951bccce6


More info on the team can be found at: http://www.rioredstorm.com/sport/0/35.php

robert morris University (PA)

Robert Morris University combines the best of a big research university and a small college. That’s why RMU is a gateway to great careers and great lives. Ranked among the top universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report, RMU offers Internships, mentors, and a wealth of opportunities to add your name to the growing list of student success stories.

Professors who know you by name and care about your future. Small class sizes, not cavernous lecture halls. Faculty who put teaching first. Put them together and you have a proven key to success in college.

RMU offers robust financial aid packages, and beginning with the 2020-2021 school year will be offering incoming rugby players tuition scholarships. These scholarships will be distributed once participation requirements are met.

For more information please contact Head Coach Shawn Crago at slcrago@gmail.com

Or visit www.rmuclubsports.com and fill out the "Recruit Me" form

Wheeling University (WV)

Wheeling University is a private, Catholic university founded in 1954. The 65-acre campus sits tucked in the mountains of Wheeling, in the northern panhandle of West Virginia, and is home to approximately 1000 students. Rugby is a fully-funded, varsity sport within the athletic department and enjoys perks including full-time coaches, dedicated team athletic trainer, a recently renovated rugby locker room, and top level facilities and travel accommodations. Other attractions to the city of Wheeling include 600-acre Oglebay Park and a lively downtown area.

Rugby-specific scholarships are available on top of academic, state, and federal financial aid packages and are also available for international students. Popular areas of study at Wheeling include Nursing, Education, Business, Exercise Science and Athletic Training, among several other high-demand degrees. Wheeling University was named in the Templeton Foundation's Colleges that Encourage Character Development.

Interested athletes should contact Head Coach Mike Geibel at mgeibel@wju.edu or complete the recruit form at: https://wucardinals.com/sb_output.aspx?frform=8&path=rugby

Women's Scholarships

Robert Morris University (PA)

Robert Morris University combines the best of a big research university and a small college. That’s why RMU is a gateway to great careers and great lives. Ranked among the top universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report, RMU offers Internships, mentors, and a wealth of opportunities to add your name to the growing list of student success stories.

Professors who know you by name and care about your future. Small class sizes, not cavernous lecture halls. Faculty who put teaching first. Put them together and you have a proven key to success in college.

RMU offers robust financial aid packages, and beginning with the 2020-2021 school year will be offering incoming rugby players tuition scholarships. These scholarships will be distributed once participation requirements are met.

For more information please contact Head Coach Angela Smarto at sasmarto@gmail.com

Or visit www.rmuclubsports.com and fill out the "Recruit Me" form

Youngstown State University (OH)

From business to engineering to the creative arts, Youngstown State University has over 115 undergraduate programs for incoming students to consider. With over $125 million in total financial aid being distributed annually and $8.1 million in total scholarship being awarded annually, YSU also provides opportunities for students to graduate with little-to-no debt.

In addition to traditional scholarship opportunities, YSU is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for select rugby players as well. To be eligible for consideration, the prospective athlete must minimally possess a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Upon application and acceptance to the University, it is at the discretion of the coaching staff to determine the distribution of available scholarship dollars.

For more information, please contact Head Women’s Rugby Coach, Rebecca Trapp, at trapprebecca@gmail.com