*Please note: You must be between 15 and 19 years of age to be eligible for the FirstPoint USA Scholarship program.
The concept behind US Track & Field Scholarships is quite simple; it provides talented amateur sportsmen and women with an exclusive opportunity to pursue both an academic and athletic career simultaneously. A Track & Field Scholarship to an American university can cover some, and at times all, of the costs associated with earning a university degree. In return, the student-athlete will represent the university in soccer and maintain a good level of academic performance.
Track & Field originates from the original Olympic games and is amongst the oldest of all sporting competitions, now evolved into a professional and international sport. The first ever National Championship event conducted by the NCAA was the 1921 National Collegiate Track & Field Championships held at the University of Chicago. The Women's Track Championships are now held together at different venue's selected by the NCAA.
Some of the World's elite Track & Field stars have attended American colleges and universities on athletic scholarships before going-on to achieve 'track greatness'. During the Beijing Olympics, the University of Southern California and the University of California - Berkeley had 41 of their students competing; with 46 Stanford University athletes competing for medals also. Overall, over 44 Olympic medals were won by NCAA college scholarship athletes at the Beijing Olympics.
FirstPoint USA has secured thousands of scholarships to many of America's leading academic and athletic institutions; brokering tens of millions of dollars on their behalf in the process.
To be considered for a FirstPoint USA Track & Field Scholarship, you should be physically fit, have a high level of skill in Athletics; you should possess a real drive and ambition to succeed. Academically, you must have completed high school and have grades to meet the initial-eligibilty requirements for the NCAA, NAIA or NJCAA. Good academic standing is an essential aspect of life as a student-athlete and this must be maintained throughout your collegiate sports career. Failure to do so could see you prohibited from training and participating, and potentially lead to your scholarship being withdrawn completely. The NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA each have strict rules regarding the good academic standing of all competing athletes.
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