SCHOLARSHIP PREPARATION PROGRAMME
If you want to consider combining tennis with your education then Ethan Mason Sports is here for you.
The unique Scholarship Preparation Programme – SPP – is specifically designed for the parents of male and female tennis players under the age of 17 years. By joining the SPP, we will regularly provide the expert guidance and important information that is required to effectively plan your pathway to studying for a degree and playing tennis in the USA.
The SPP includes monthly contact from EMS and/or partners personnel with updates on:
• Eligibility and qualifying information specific to Tennis and your Education
• Opportunities in the USA and information relative to specific colleges and universities
• Regular tennis and academic reviews
• SAT / ACT information and support
• NCAA / NAIA guidance
• League eligibility guidance, then…
THE SCHOLARSHIP PROCESS EXPLAINED
• We will conduct a one-to-one consultation with you to establish the preferred education and sports pathway of the student-athlete.
• An Agreement is to be signed, dated and witnessed. This Agreement explains our services and also what is required of the student-athlete whilst in the USA.
• Upon signing the Agreement, the Client Services fee becomes payable. Our fee is only payable once and covers our services for the entire time the student-athlete is at college.
• The fee is fully refundable for any reason within two weeks of signing the Agreement, or, if we are unable to obtain an offer of scholarship.
• Payment can be made online by direct bank transfer or by cheque.
• If you experience any difficulty in paying the fee, please speak to a representative of Ethan Mason Sports.
• From the academic and sporting information provided to us, we will produce a profile and promote the student-athlete to appropriate colleges in the USA.
• Where the student-athlete has participated in our organised ‘Trials’, we will consult with our qualified coaches and use the video of their performance to assess the sporting ability ourselves.
• The SAT is built of 3 sections of English, Essay and Math’s. It will be offered in May and June. We would suggest that the exam is taken in both months as we can use the highest score received to obtain a more valuable scholarship.
• The exam is made up entirely of multiple choice questions and we will provide some study material. A score of roughly 55% on the exam is required, however; we do have up to 700 colleges that do not require the SAT.
• The student-athlete will get scholarship offers and we will help advise which ones we think are best, but ultimately, the choice is yours. The level of scholarship could vary from college to college.
• The clearinghouse is something that we will help the student-athlete complete. It is where the NCAA search to make sure the student-athlete has not been a full professional in sport and that the academic’s are in line.
• Average GCSE scores of D’s and E’s is acceptable, but higher grades would be better for the college.