This is the big pay off. The time in an athletes career where they are able to receive the beginning benefits of their hard work. Dedicating themselves to a skill or craft throughout their teenage years and prior has landed them an opportunity to get a college scholarship. But before this can be achieved there are a couple things to consider.
Landing a Scholarship is Competitive
Yes, you read that correctly, competitive. The experience of being a college athlete is a great one, therefore everyone wants a slice. This is because not only are you treated great while playing college ball, you also are setting yourself up for a better future in another field you are passionate about.
2. They Don’t Know You
One of the hardest things to do is separate yourself from the pack, or standout. This can be done through performance but often times through character. Reach out to the university you are interested and let them know who you are. Be persistent and do what it takes to build relationships.
All in all getting a scholarship is a life changing opportunity. It can be overwhelming to approach the university of your dreams, but reach out. Name recognition is important when they see you to put a face to a name. Please reach out if you have any questions regarding this process.