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Understanding Athletic Scholarships
Do athletic scholarships confuse you? You are not alone! Keep reading…
I clearly remember the day several years ago when a close family member was offered a generous athletic scholarship to run track and cross-country at her dream school.
I also clearly remember the day she got hurt as a sophomore in college, had to stop running, and as a result, lost her athletic scholarship and had to take out hefty student loans in order to stay in school.
There are many misunderstandings and myths about college athletic scholarships and any parent with an athlete should learn as much as they can about the facts before letting their student believe they can go to college for free because of their athletic ability.
The infographic below from ScholarshipExperts.com shows the 5 most popular myths about athletic scholarships in a clear, easy-to-understand layout.
If you have a student-athlete, take a close look at this visual and save it for future reference:
This parent says it best:
“Son is a freshman and so far nothing out of pocket at least for this 1st year. For years 2-4, out-of-pocket is reasonable and will be paid from 529 so no loans. Remaining $ in 529 is geared for graduate school. But we’re consistently working on outside scholarships.
Definitely pick up the How to Win Scholarships ebook. Very valuable info. One of my son’s scholarship committees were so impressed with his hard copy application they gave him a $100 visa gift card outside of the normal $500 scholarship. They said the “packet” was so impressive & the heavyweight paper. Also, his interview was impressive as well but they couldn’t get over his packet.” W.Y., Facebook Fan
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