Question: Can a Division 3 college take back any scholarship given to a freshman to play sports if he or she doesn't make the team sophomore year?
Division 3 colleges do not offer athletic scholarships at all. So any money awarded to a Div. 3 athlete would be based on financial need, academic talent or other (non-athletic) abilities. Thus, if the student is cut from the team (or simply decides not to participate) there would be no impact on the scholarship.