No one quite does college sport like the USA. From state-of-the-art facilities to full-time professional coaching and more than $3 billion in scholarship funding available each year, it’s no wonder that securing recruitment to a college program is an extremely competitive process.
At FirstPoint USA, our Team support student-athletes through the entire recruitment process.
The advantages of competing in college sports are both immediate and lifelong. Participating in college sports provides opportunities to learn, compete and succeed. Student-athletes receive top-notch academic support, quality medical care and regular access to outstanding coaching, facilities and equipment. Student-athletes as a group graduate at higher rates than their peers in the general student body and feel better prepared for life after college.
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There are two types of athletic scholarship: A 'full scholarship' and a 'partial scholarship'.
A full scholarship means that the university takes care of everything. Paying for all tuition, accommodation, food, books and anything related to the relevant sport. Around a fifth of FirstPoint athletes receive a full scholarship. And, in the case of Stanford for example, this can be worth $400,000 per student.
With partial scholarship, the university agrees to cover some of these expenses. The exact amount varies from student to student, but for instance, an athlete’s family may need to contribute $5,000 towards the $50,000 cost of the first year of a course.
However, most partial scholarships come with incentives. Perform well on the field and in the classroom and the college can increase their contribution, even up to full scholarship levels.
Any additional financial assistance packages, such as academic scholarships, can be added to the athletic scholarship to further reduce the financial burden on a student-athlete and their family.