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She speaks to us about her going to university in Florida, how she found the level of soccer in the states and what she gained from the USA scholarship experience.
Learn more about Nick's journey from playing football at 16 for Hibernian, to securing a soccer scholarship to the University of Cincinnati, to becoming Senior Vice President of a US Bank.
It started off as a dream...
FirstPoint USA was created by Andrew Kean, a former All-American student-athlete at the University of Cincinnati, where he now proudly features within the Bearcat’s prestigious Hall of Fame alongside some sporting icons like NFL Super Bowl winner Brad Jackson, NBA MVP Oscar Robertson and Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Wineberg.
Having experienced the enormous opportunities provided to student-athletes firsthand, Andrew made the decision in 2001 to dedicate the rest of his life to opening those same doors for future generations, and so, FirstPoint USA was born.
Now with a team of over 75 highly dedicated professionals, we’ve been able to unite the collective internal experience to provide the most robust and streamlined service to our prospective clients.
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"We want to help greatness grow, and change the lives of young sportsmen and women from all over the world by experiencing the wonderful opportunities presented by studying and competing at a some of the USA’s best colleges and universities.”
"By combining a wealth of sporting and business experience across our team and Board, FirstPoint USA is perfectly positioned to support young people with the next step of their careers, whether as an elite athlete or their chosen industry sector.”
John Paul Boyle
"Our company was created by athletes, for athletes and we use these insights to help guide our clients down the path best to suited to each individual. Having a team who have experienced life as a student-athlete themselves is hugely valuable.”
I asked a few people on who to contact to help me with getting through to a scholar in USA, everyone mentioned First point USA! They were really helpful and cared from the start as I had a zoom meeting, not just caring but were really honest and thorough with what they do. I mainly spoke to Craig at first point... top bloke! He helped me with specific requests on where I wanted to go in America and within a matter of weeks I was where I wanted to be. Would recommend First Point USA to anyone trying to get a scholarship in America.
Have to say very impressed with the help and service we have received. Having had experience of another company who offer same service can honestly say there is no comparison. FirstPoint are genuinely interested in their athletes will walk you through the process and give you the best advise. Gemma is our contact and has been wonderful. Sign up early is best advise so you can understand what exams you should be taking for your best outcome. Playing footage is paramount.Would definitely recommend .
I couldn't be happier with my experience working with Firstpoint USA. Having just graduated from university in South Carolina, I am so grateful for the life changing experience and opportunities that have been available to me as an NCAA DI student athlete. None of which would have been possible without the expertise and knowledge of the staff at Firstpoint USA. Would highly recommend FPUSA to anyone thinking about going to university in the USA
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