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Learn more about Russell's journey from being a junior player in Inverness, to securing a golf scholarship, and how that prepared him for life in the pros.
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.”
Can't thank the guys at FirstPoint USA enough for helping my son get out to the US on a soccer scholarship. He's now in his second year in America and is loving it despite being homesick for the first few weeks! We spoke with multiple different companies before deciding which company to choose and although they weren't the cheapest, they've been with us every step of the way and only been a phone call or text message away if we had any issues. They never made any false promises or unrealistic expectations and delivered the service exactly as described. They've gone above and beyond to make sure we were well looked after every step of the way.
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
The FirstPointUSA team as a whole are excellent. The whole process has been made simple by their clear communication, especially Gemma Thomson who I worked with. The organisation in every aspect of their work is very good, and I would definitely recommend FirstPointUSA to anybody thinking about attaining a scholarship in the US..
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