American college sport is not professional. However, over $1 billion in
scholarship money goes to athletes each year and the television rights
for college American Football are worth over $6 billion. A college such
as Ohio State University averages over 100,000 fans per game.
A sports scholarship to an American university can cover many, sometimes all, of the costs associated with earning a university degree. In return, the student-athlete will represent the university in their respective sport and maintain a good level of academic performance.
We will do our utmost to obtain the best scholarship deal for you. Scholarship offers can range from 0-100% and these offers are controlled by the coaches at the individual colleges and universities. There are currently over 500,000 student-athletes competing for approximately 2000 collegiate sports programs.
The overwhelming majority of student-athletes will never earn a penny as a professional athlete. That's why the terms "student" and "athlete" are synonymous with American intercollegiate sport:
When the athlete can no longer play, the student can still become professional in something other than sport.