Deal Done - Charlie Hawkes Committed to Arkansas State University

We’re thrilled to announce that FirstPoint USA client, Charlie Hawkes, has confirmed his place and is committed to Arkansas State University. The rugby player is set to join the A-State Red Wolves roster this Fall. Here, Charlie shares with us, some information about his sporting background, how he and his family found the process of pursuing an American sports scholarship, and his plans for the future.

Charlie Hawkes - Rugby Player

Hailing from West Somerset, Charlie is a student at Wellington School, where he is Captain of the school’s 1st XV. Charlie tells us that he has also represented Somerset County from U15-U18, as well as having represented Wellington School in XV’s and 7’s, and many regional competitions. Charlie adds that his favourite sporting memory to date was when he and the Wellington School’s Rugby XV beat Queen’s College, Taunton. The was the first time that Wellington had ever beaten Queen’s – a fantastic achievement for Charlie to be a part of!

Charlie tells us that his brother, James, has been to the States, and stayed at a number of universities whilst out there. He thought the American college experience would be a great fit and experience for Charlie, who then looked further into making this a reality.

Charlie Hawkes - Rugby Player

After telling his parents about the opportunity to live and study in the US, Charlie tells us they were excited for him and the chances it would provide for him. However, Charlie notes that he and his family found the process of pursuing an American sports scholarship to be a challenging one. Stating, “It was difficult to choose the right option.”

In the end however, Charlie selected Arkansas State University; we asked him how he knew this was the right decision for him. He told us, “It was the best all-round option for me. As well as the rugby, the academic programmes and social scene seemed great to me.”

Charlie Hawkes - Rugby Player

Upon beginning his life as an American student-athlete, Charlie tells us that he is most looking forward to travelling for matches, and the opportunity to explore the States.

Finally, we asked Charlie where he sees himself being in 10 years’ time. He states that he hopes to have completed a degree in Business Administration at Arkansas State, and hopes to be working for a sustainable business that will allow him to travel worldwide.

Charlie Hawkes - Rugby palyer

We’d like to thank Charlie for catching up with us. We’ll keep you updated on Charlie's progress throughout the scholarship process across our various social media platforms; FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply to FirstPoint USA today for your once in a lifetime opportunity to head to the States on a sports scholarship:



This post was tagged in: rugby, sports scholarships, usa, firstpoint usa, fpusa, rugby scholarships, sports scholarships usa, study in america, rugby scholarships usa, collegiate sports, america, arkansas state university, a-state red wolves

Emma Mayberry
Emma Mayberry
Talent Management Consultant

Get started with FirstPoint USA

Start Free Today

Official Scholarship Agency of

NJCAA
Are you Male or Female? Are you Male or Female? Do you coach Male or Female?
My date of birth is
You must provide a date of birth
Which sport do you coach?
You must provide a sport
What university do you coach at?
You must provide a university
What is your position?
You must provide a position
What region do you live in?
You must select a region.
What's your phone number?
You must provide a name
You must provide a name
What's your Firstname
What's your Surname
Which degree are you interested in?
You must provide a name
What is your current High School, College or University?
You must provide a High School, College or University
What is your current grade/year level?
You must provide a grade?
What's your email address?
You must provide an email
Your email doesnt match
The email you provided is already in use click here to login
Confirm your email
Please choose a password?
You must provide a password
To make your account more secure, your password must contain:
At least one upper case letter
At least one lower case letter
At least one number
At least 8 characters
Where did you hear about us?
What's your parents email address?
You must provide an email
Your must provide a telephone number
Parents Telephone
I will now create your FirstPoint USA account. I will now pass your enquiry to a consultant. I will now create your FirstPoint USA account.
* Required Fields