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By Kendall Jenkins on 2019-11-28 11:52:00

Since college is so expensive, getting a scholarship would be so amazing. As an athletic person, you need to leverage your talent to win a college scholarship. Athletic scholarships are so easy to get if you know how to go about it.

Since there are so many athletic students who’re eyeing these scholarships, you have to put your best foot forward and come up with a winning strategy. Make sure you use every opportunity you get to show off your skills, so that prospective sponsors get the chance to see you in action. 

As you apply for an athletic scholarship, you need to be patient because the process can be long and complicated. Dedicate time towards understanding how the recruiting process works. Research as much as you can to make sure when you apply, you fulfill all the requirements. You also need to polish your skills and give sponsors a reason to choose you over other athletes. 

Since nothing good comes easy, you need to take the bull by its horns once you finally secure the scholarship. While in college, keep reminding yourself of how you go there. Keeping yourself grounded allows you to sour to greater heights in your sport of choice and academically, as well. Make use of essay writing services to ensure you maintain an above-average performance. 

Here are the steps to follow to get an athletic scholarship.

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Research Colleges Based on your Division Level 

This is the most difficult yet most crucial part of the recruiting process. Many athletic students do not know the division level ideal for their athletic prowess. Once you figure this out, you're one step ahead of everyone else. 

Consider getting evaluated by a third party, so you have a better understanding of which level you belong in. You can also attend camps and compete with other student-athletes, so you see how you compare. 

Make sure you only start to search colleges once you've gained an understanding of the division level that's ideal for you. Compile a list of colleges you're interested in and then narrow down as the recruiting process proceeds. 

Get all the Information Required 

As a student applying for a scholarship, it’s always advisable to be ready with all the information sponsors might need. This includes;

  • Your academic transcripts 

  • ACT and SAT scores 

  • Your athletic stats 

  • A video that highlights your athletic skills

Once you have all the information required, research on email addresses and phone numbers you can use to reach out to recruiting coordinators and coaches from different schools on your list of suitable colleges. 

Communicate with Coaches from Different Colleges 

Now that you have their contact information, you can proceed to communicate with coaches from different colleges. Begin by writing a unique email that will catch the attention of the recipient. The emails you send should have all the details you have in your athletic resume.

Evaluate the Offers and Settle for the Best one 

Once the recruiting process is over, you need to make a choice from the offers you got. Compare the financial aid packages and settle for the best one. 


As you can see, getting an athletic scholarship is not something that happens overnight. You have to be patient and tactical.

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