Supreme Court Declines Review of Ky. Athletic Scholarship Case

By Bryan Toporek — May 22, 2012 1 min read
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The U.S. Supreme Court declined a case Monday that challenged the amount of merit-based financial aid student-athletes in Kentucky could receive, my colleague Mark Walsh reported yesterday on The School Law Blog.

Back in 2009, four parents sued the state athletic association over a bylaw that, they argued, forced students to choose between participating in school sports and receiving financial assistance.

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Bylaw 13 prevents private school student-athletes from receiving merit-based scholarships covering more than 25 percent of their tuition.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the parents’ claims of unconstitutionality back in December, saying that the rule only restricted the financial aid a student-.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.