How to Get an Athletic Scholarship
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Hello. I'm Dr. Rachelle Wolosoff. Founder of CollegeSearchExpert.com and I'm here for About.com.I'm going to discuss how to apply for an athletic scholarship.If you're a student athlete you need to start sooner on your entire application and search process then others. It wil take a little bit more work.The first step, if you're an athlete, is to determine, by speaking to your coaches in high school for example, what level you fall into? Would you be considered a division one? A division two? Or, division three athlete. And, those are the designations as organized by the NCAA. You need to register on that site, NCAA, during your junior year. And, it's very important to get to know coaches from sophomore, junior year on, just get to know who they are.And then, you can start to make contact with them if they haven't sought you out already. Obviously, those on top of the list will be sought out by the coaches first. And, that's really very good and will highlight the potential for a scholarship. Scholarship money is not easy to come by. But, if you get started earlier, and you do certain things, you may increase or maximize your potential.So, I always suggest that students, first of all, pick a college that's best for them academically. That's key. And then, tie that in with a level of sport they'd like to be involved with. It's Division One and Division Two that will get, potentially, some scholarship money. Division Three does not.I always recommend that students who are athletes put together a sports resume. A resume that highlights their career in sports, and, if you can, get a video tape, a a good quality video tape of you in action at your sport. You'll want to share that with some of the coaches at the colleges.Very often coaches will also view you in tournaments, in clinics. And, that's where they may seek you out as well.So, visit the schools, get familiar with the coaches, do your research, start early, and be persistent. Thank you for watching. To learn more, visit us at About.com.