The phenomenon of US college sports is difficult to grasp unless you have experienced it first-hand. US college sports are the 2nd tier of sports, the feeder system into the professional game. The likes of Tiger Woods, John Isner, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, Clint Dempsey and many more were college athletes. The level and scale do not compare to any other university sports in the world. Being a student-athlete is a similar lifestyle of a professional athlete, but instead of wages, college athletes receive a paid education.
Some college sports are on a par with professional sports worldwide. Top student-athletes are celebrities and icons. American football teams often play in front of 80,000 fans. Student-athletes compete in this atmosphere watched by millions of people on ESPN every week. The results and glamour of college sports feature on national television, the internet and in newspapers. The performance and the results of the university teams are paramount to the fans and the local community. The support and passion for the sports teams is as passionate as most club sports in the world. This loyal support and media interest makes college sports a multi-million dollar industry.
US coaches scout the globe for the best possible athletes that can improve the team. They recruit athletes by offering lucrative scholarships. There is a range of scholarship opportunities in America, including sports, academic and international scholarships offered by the university or college. The best possible scholarship is referred to as a “full ride”, and covers the costs of tuition and fees, room and board, and textbooks. 100% of the costs are covered!
College sports is a fantastic way of combining education with high-level sports whilst getting it funded. It is a privilege to be a part of.
Sports offering scholarships:
- American Football
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Ice Hockey
- Track and Field
- Water Polo