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Posted by angela On February - 18 - 2014 0 Comment

Is it true that in Usa, if you are good in sports, you can take a scholarship more easily than others countries ?    I ask this because I read an article about this in a magazine and I want to know more… Thanks

Giulnat

Sono contenta che chiediate queste domande perché finalmente possiamo sfatare alcuni miti che riviste, giornali e i giornalisti ci raccontano.

Per favore, quando leggete un articolo, tenete sempre in mente che molti giornalisti NON approfondiscono gli argomenti: spesso riportano le notizie che hanno ricevuto dalle agenzie. Oppure, scrivono perchè sono commissionati da qualche cliente: le informazioni vengono messe in circolazione dalle agenzie di “recruitment’ che hanno tutto l’interesse a farci credere che, se usiamo i loro servizi, la possibilità sarà maggiore.

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Ecco qui la risposta alla domanda di Giulnat. Proviene da una fonte giornalistica autorevole: il USNews Education.  In questo articolo la giornalista ci racconta che ottenere una scholarship per sport in America non è facile, anzi.  Nella prima riga ci sono i numeri che parlano da soli:

  •  ogni anno, in tutti gli Stati Uniti, sono offerte circa 138.000 borse di studio per lo sport, sia di serie A che di serie B.
  •  gli studenti che giocano a football sono più di un milione. Le ragazze che fanno atletica agonistica sono 603.000. Poi ci sono tutti gli altri sport. Quindi, secondo voi quanto è facile ottenere una borsa di studio?

Ecco alcune parti dell’articolo Things You Need to Know About Sports Scholarships   By LYNN O’SHAUGHNESSY**

There’s so much disinformation about athletics scholarships circulating in this country that I decided this week to share seven things that teenagers and parents, including my misinformed sister, need to know about sports scholarships.

1. The odds are remote.

There are roughly 138,000 athletic scholarships available for Division I and Division II sports.

That might sound like a lot, but it isn’t. For instance, more than 1 million boys play high school football, but there are only about 19,500 football scholarships. Nearly 603,000 girls compete in track and field in high school, but they’re competing for around 4,500 scholarships.

 2. The money isn’t that great.

The average athletic scholarship is about $10,400. Only four sports offer full rides to all athletes who receive scholarships: football, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball. If you exclude football and men’s basketball, the average scholarship drops to around $8,700.

3. Most scholarships are sliced and diced. 

The NCAA dictates how many athletic scholarships each sport can offer in Division I and Division II. To squeeze out the maximum benefit, coaches routinely split up these awards. For instance, a Division I soccer coach is allowed up to 10 scholarships, but he or she can dole out this money into tinier scholarships to lure more athletes to their campuses. This practice can lead to some awfully dinky scholarships… (4,5 **)

6. Scholarships aren’t guaranteed.

If your teen receives a sports scholarship, don’t assume that it’s going to be for four years. Athletic scholarships must be renewed each year and that’s at the coach’s discretion. The pressure to maintain athletic scholarships can distract stressed students from what should be their main goal—earning a college degree.  Continua…

 

** Per tutto l’articolo cliccate qui:

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-college-solution/2010/06/22/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-sports-scholarships

 

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