Hockey

College Hockey

Playing college hockey on a scholarship in the US is a great way of still pursuing a professional career, but at the same time getting a university degree. The backbone of the NHL consists of drafted college players and there are also a number of other professional leagues around the world with many former college players.

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The competition in college hockey is fierce. One reason for this is that there are considerably smaller amount of schools (ca 170 schools) that have a hockey program than for example soccer, tennis and golf. In addition, it is only in the highest college division (NCAA Div 1) that one can get athletic scholarships in collegiate hockey. However, it is possible in other divisions (NCAA Division 3 and ACHA) to receive academic and international scholarships that can help finance your education.

A scholarship is money awarded to students attending universities in the United States with the purpose of reducing the cost of the education and living costs. A scholarship varies from 1-100% of the school’s total costs and may cover tuition fees, apartment, food and text books. A 100% scholarship will cover all of these costs for a student.

There are different types of scholarships: sports scholarship (for hockey players these are called hockey scholarships), academic scholarships and international scholarships. It is the coach of the school team that determines how much sports scholarship he/she can give a student. It is possible to get a combination of the different scholarships.

The biggest hockey scholarships are worth as much as $60,000 a year. Remember, a bachelor’s degree in the United States takes four years to complete, multiplying a $60,000 scholarship with four and you can get an education worth $240,000 covered through your athletic level. Quite simply amazing!

The lifestyle of a college hockey player in the United States is very similar to that of a professional player. You train daily at top facilities where you have access to physio, physiotherapists and nutritionists. You travel a lot, staying at hotels, and get the chance to play against the country’s best young players.

To have a reasonable chance to compete for a place in a college team you need to play at highest amateur level in your home country.

College Basketball

If you want to become a great basketball player there is no doubt that college is the best way to go! There are 2,000 colleges in the US with a basketball team. The level ranges from the best young players in the country going on to the professional game in the NBA or WNBA to lower level and everything in between.

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It is a very competitive sport and the general level of American basketball is high, so international players wanting to play college basketball must be at an elite level (highest amateur level) in their home country.

A scholarship is money awarded to students attending universities in the United States with the purpose of reducing the cost of the education and living costs. A scholarship varies from 1-100% of the school’s total costs and may cover tuition fees, apartment, food and text books. A 100% scholarship will cover all of these costs for a student.

There are different types of scholarships: sports scholarship (for basketball players these are called basketball scholarships), academic scholarships and international scholarships. It is the coach of the school team that determines how much sports scholarship he/she can give a student. It is possible to get a combination of the different scholarships.

The biggest basketball scholarships are worth as much as $60,000 a year. Remember, a bachelor’s degree in the United States takes four years to complete, multiplying a $60,000 scholarship with four and you can get an education worth $240,000 covered through your athletic level. Quite simply amazing!

The best NCAA D1 schools get 20,000 fans to their home games and March Madness (the NCAA play offs) are one of the most popular sporting events in the US.

If you get the chance to play college basketball – take it!

American Football

Like with basketball, there is not better place to play American Football than in the US! Most, if not all, American players in the NFL have played college football so there is no question what to do if you want to become a pro.

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For many it is a dream come true to play in front of a crowd of 100,000 while getting their college degree.

There are 900 colleges with an American Football team and the average team size is 103(!) players. But even though there are more than 92,000 players in college it is fierce competition for the scholarships. International players wanting to play college football must be at an elite level (highest amateur level) in their home country to get the opportunity!

A scholarship is money awarded to students attending universities in the United States with the purpose of reducing the cost of the education and living costs. A scholarship varies from 1-100% of the school’s total costs and may cover tuition fees, apartment, food and text books. A 100% scholarship will cover all of these costs for a student.

There are different types of scholarships: sports scholarship (for American football players these are called American football scholarships), academic scholarships and international scholarships. It is the coach of the school team that determines how much sports scholarship he/she can give a student. It is possible to get a combination of the different scholarships.

The biggest American Football scholarships are worth as much as $60,000 a year. Remember, a bachelor’s degree in the United States takes four years to complete, multiplying a $60,000 scholarship with four and you can get an education worth $240,000 covered through your athletic level. Quite simply amazing!

What Our student-athletes say

Martine Gjennestad

Grand Canyon University, Arizona
The best about being a student-athlete is to have the chance to combine something that you love with something that you need: Sports and education! That I got the help from CSUSA to know what I needed to do and to what times was important for me getting through the process.

Amanda Hallesjö

Virginia Commonwealth University
The best about getting help from CSUSA is the personally tailored help they give you, and that they keep supporting you after traveling to your new home in the US. I have felt that I can send an email and get help even four years after I went in the first place, which gives me that extra safety.

Magnus Kristensen

Simon Fraser University, Canada
Being a student-athlete seemed like the perfect opportunity for me. You don't get the chance to live in North America that often, so playing university sports was the best chance for me to do so.

Pernille Sol Langseth Orlien

University of Arkansas Little Rock
I highly recommend CSUSA, because they listen to wishes and preferences for everyone in terms of what type of school you’re looking for, the location of the school, and what is important when it comes to coaches and teams.

Simen Olafsen

Florida International University
I needed to get away from “safe” Norway and learn to live alone. This, and the opportunity to get a great education, alongside with playing soccer at a good level, was very tempting.

Aedan Radvanyi

Point University, Georgia
As a footballer, being in a team was nothing new to me, but being away from home was. Working with the same people day in day out allows you to make new connections and provide you with a family type atmosphere away from home that really can help consolidate the issue of settling in.

Jens Madsen Hordvik

Barton College, North Carolina
I have become more mature and independent, by studying in the US, and every time I am home in Norway, I get to hear how jealous people are, and how they wished they had done the same.

Anka Grotle

University of Texas San Antonio
As a student-athlete everything is set in place for you and your team to succeed both athletically and academically. It will be demanded more of you there, and discipline is a key word. As a consequence you have a massive development as a person, something I think is a big advantage for your results in school and when you’re making the step into the work life.

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Golf Scholarships

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Track and Field Scholarships

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Swimming Scholarships

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Tennis Scholarships

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American Sports Scholarships

There are scholarship opportunities in hockey, american football and basketball at American colleges and universities.

Other Sports

There are a number of sports you can get a scholarship for when competing in the college system. Take a look!