X-Factor Scholarship


In an extension of an ongoing partnership, Athletx Sports Group and NCSA have come together to recognize and reward young deserving athletes that want to pursue diamond sports at the collegiate level. Athletx X-Factor Athletes will receive access to NCSA’s MVP membership. In order to become an X-Factor Athlete, athletes must apply for either the ALL IN or I WILL Awards. Qualifications for each scholarship can be found below.

WhO is NCSA?

Next College Student Athlete can trace its roots back to the 1980s and a high school linebacker named Chris Krause who wanted to play college football. For Chris, and like many athletes today, recruiting was a mystery. It was a process athletes and families had to go through, yet no one was there to tell you how to do it—and do it well.

The company Chris founded, NCSA, changed all that in a big way. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, NCSA is now the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network. With a network of 35,000 college coaches and more than 750 employees, NCSA assists student-athletes in 34 sports find their best path to college.


Next College Student Athlete has made it their mission to go all in for student-athletes who need assistance to navigate the path to college. They are looking for student-athletes who have a passion to compete and are driven to succeed at the next level. The All In Award® is at the core of NCSA’s give back mission to provide complimentary access to NCSA’s MVP membership. Each qualified student-athlete will receive a premium membership and access to NCSA’s tools and services to help navigate their recruiting journey.

If you are interested in nominating a student-athlete or applying for the award, click on the links below.


Next College Student Athlete recognizes those student-athletes who understand their talent is a gift but their character is a choice. The I Will Award® is for those student-athletes who show exceptional character, leadership, and compassion for others – on and off the diamond. Each I Will Award recipient will receive a complimentary NCSA MVP membership

If you have a student-athlete who demonstrates these characteristics, you can submit your nomination for the I Will Award below.