Who qualifies for a US College academic/tennis scholarship?
Only the best young players will be considered for a Women’s Tennis Scholarship. If you have a National Ranking or LTA rating and you are a regular winner of your club’s/college’s junior tournaments, then you could well be looking at gaining a substantial US College scholarship offer.
US College tennis coaches will often request references and DVD evidence from county coaches. We can help you provide this evidence, so if you are a county standard player or possibly a nationally ranked player, then we would like to hear from you.
In return we can guarantee that we will be contacting numerous selected US College tennis coaches on your behalf. Sporting Chance USA has an excellent working relationship with numerous US tennis coaches and we are constantly being asked for exciting new UK talent to provide Men’s Tennis Scholarships and Women’s Tennis Scholarships.
If you are considering going to university within the next 12-24 months whilst at the same time progressing your tennis career, then a US College Women’s Tennis Scholarship could be the right move for you. Many young UK tennis players move to the US, safe in the knowledge that they can select their programme of study from a wide ranging choice of subjects.
All US Colleges have well respected and learned tennis coaches in charge of their individual programmes. These programmes are very much learner centred and the social, academic and sporting development of each individual is paramount.
Another major factor in choosing to attend a US College are the fantastic indoor and outdoor sporting facilities that are on offer to aspiring young athletes.
How much can you expect to receive if you are successful in gaining a US Tennis Scholarship?
An annual US College programme will normally cost between $10,000 – $35,000 before a scholarship award.
If you are successful in obtaining a scholarship award, this can reduce the cost to between $6000 – $10,000. It must be noted that a US scholarship will normally include the cost of tuition fees, on-campus insurance, accommodation and food. This figure compares favourably to the cost of attending a UK university, as it has been announced that most UK students attending a UK university can expect the cost to be £15,000 plus when accommodation and food is taken into consideration. Unfortunately student loans are not available to UK students who decide to study abroad. Also US College grants are few and far between and should not be relied upon.
Some overseas consultants talk freely about full scholarships or ‘full rides’. A full scholarship means that the college will pay for your tuition (which is the largest part of the award) accommodation, food, books and fees. It must be noted that only the very best players with outstanding academics receive a full scholarship and once again they should not be relied upon.
Many colleges offer athlete incentives such as; if the student athlete consistently performs to a pre-set standard and his/her academics maintain a high level, then there is every chance that the annual fees paid in the second year will be at a reduced rate.
This is a typical video that may be viewed on each athlete’s profile.
“Why do people think that being tough lies in the power of the fist, not the size of the heart?”