A GUIDE TO OBTAINING A SPORTS SCHOLARSHIP IN THE USA
Shaping the future for the next generation of tennis stars
A sports scholarship is awarded by colleges and universities in the USA and can range from 1-100% of the total costs of attendance. The best possible sports scholarship attainable is 100% and is referred to as a ‘full ride’, and it can be worth up to a staggering $220,000 over four years. This covers the full costs of tuition fees, accommodation, food, textbooks, examinations, and kit and transport costs when competing in sport for the college/university – leaving the student-athlete only to pay for incidental costs. A 75% scholarship might cover the tuition fees, accommodation and food, but leaves the remaining costs for the student-athlete to finance. This is still a very valuable scholarship and reduces the high cost of education compared to studying anywhere else.
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.