About Us

FirstPoint USA was founded in 2001 by Andrew Kean, a former student-athlete, All-American award winner and Hall of Fame inductee at the University of Cincinnati. 

For Andrew, like many athletes today, US college sports were a mystery.  It was a process athletes and families wanted to understand, yet no one was there to tell you how to do it – and do it well.

Supported by the Princes Trust, Andrew created FirstPoint to provide aspiring sportsmen & women with opportunities to pursue both their academic and sporting careers at American universities.

Today, FirstPoint is recognized as the world’s leading sports scholarship and university admissions service, supporting over 60,000 prospective student-athletes each year, from across 182 countries. 

FirstPoint USA was created by athletes, for athletes.

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Headquartered in Manchester, UK, FirstPoint is one of the world’s largest and most successful sport scholarship services.  With a network of 62,000 college coaches and 70+ employees, FirstPoint assists student-athletes in 34 sports find their best path to university in the United States.  In doing so, the company has secured over $300 million in scholarship deals for international student-athletes and their families.

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As leaders in the international student recruitment industry since 2001, we’ve gained a wealth of experience, insights, and knowledge over the years which we want to share with prospective clients and their families. There’s an abundance of information out there, but to make things easier we have compiled a comprehensive page of guides and eBooks, so you can sift through what’s relevant to you.

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