The O’Bannon Case Doesn’t Make Sense-What is a Scholarship?

What is a scholarship? Isn’t it a form of payment to allow a student to go to school at the college or university in question?

In the O’Bannon case, it appears to me the student-athletes are getting paid. They are taking a scholarship and in return the colleges are giving them and education and in return use their name and likeness on merchandise and such.

The NCAA will appeal Friday’s ruling in the O’Bannon case, which said the NCAA is violating antitrust laws by prohibiting college football and basketball players from being paid for the use of their names, images and likenesses.

I am not in favor of paying the student-athletes any more than the scholarships they enjoy due to their ability to perform at a higher level than others in a sport. What is a scholarship?