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Sports scholarships make it possible for student-athletes to combine college sports and higher education in the US. Take the first step to become a student-athlete now!  

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Are you dreaming about getting a sports scholarship and becoming a college student-athlete? Take the first step to find out if you have what it takes!

Sports scholarships in the US

Are you an athlete dreaming of playing sports in the US while pursuing a degree? Make it happen with a sports scholarship! College sports scholarships allow students to participate in college sports alongside their studies.

Thanks to sports scholarships for college, you can receive financial support to cover the expenses of studying abroad and practicing your sport. As a student-athlete, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds: sports and education, and not to mention the exciting adventure of living in the US! 





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What is a scholarship?

A university scholarship is a financial grant provided to students to help cover some or all of the costs of studying at a college or university. There are various types of scholarships (sports scholarships, academic scholarships, need-based, and so on) which all have different requirements, sizes, amounts, and coverage. 

A fully funded scholarship (also called ‘full-ride scholarships’) covers all the costs, such as the tuition fee for the entire degree program, accommodation, books, and board. A partially funded scholarship covers some of the expenses and often ranges between 50-70% coverage of the costs. 

Academic scholarships

Academic scholarships are merit-based scholarships rewarded to students with excellent academic records. This includes the applicant’s grades, GPA, merits, and scores on college admission tests like SAT, ACT, and TOEFL. Some academic scholarships need to be applied for, while others are ‘automatically’ rewarded to outstanding applicants by the schools’ admission office. 

Sports scholarships

Sports scholarships, also referred to as athletic scholarships, present a fantastic opportunity for student practicing sports. Sports scholarships in the USA are awarded based on an applicant’s sporting skills, dedication, and talent in their chosen sport. With sports scholarships, students can enhance and advance in their sport without having to compromise their education. However, it’s important to emphasize that scholarships for sports don’t depend solely on athletic achievements and performance. Academic records also play a pivotal role in securing them. A GPA above a certain level is important for athletic scholarships as well, just like good scores on SAT, ACT, and/or TOEFL.



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How do I get a sports scholarship? 

Sports scholarships recruitments can differ between states and schools. To apply and potentially get rewarded with a sports scholarship, the student must meet all the requirements. The applicant needs to provide records of current and previous performance in their sport in the scholarship application.

Except the sports performance, there might be requirements as well for GPA and college admission test scores above a specific threshold.



After completing our free assessment form, our placement experts evaluate your sports scholarships chances – without any cost or obligation.

Keystone Sports holds more than 20 years of experience in student-athlete recruiting and has assisted over 14,000 international students from various sport disciplines to become student-athletes in the US and Canada.
We know the sports scholarships recruitments and what it takes for athletes to get recruited by a college coach.



The next step towards your dream sports scholarship is signing the commitment contract with Keystone Sports.

By signing this contract, you become a Keystone Sports client and commit to embarking on the adventure to become a student-athlete. Upon signing the contract, you will be assigned coordinator from Keystone Sports sport placement team with expertise in your sport discipline. This coordinator will provide you with full support throughout the entire journey.  


College Action Plan

After signing the contract, your assigned coordinator from Keystone Sports collaborates with you to create an action plan. This plan is tailored to your preferences and serves as a tool for outlining the steps to achieve your goal: get successfully recruited by college coach and combining your passion for sports with college studies in the US or Canada.  


College Test Prep & Grade Evaluation

As a Keystone Sports client, you will receive comprehensive support to prepare for and take the college admission tests. Our team specializes test preparations for college admission tests such as the SAT, as well as English proficiency tests like TOEFL and Duolingo.

Additionally, we assist in evaluating your current grades and converting them into GPA (Grade Point Average), the standard system for measuring academic performance in the American education system. 


College Admissions Profile

Next, it’s time to create your personal profile which will be sent to universities and college coaches. We assist you in crafting this profile, showcasing your unique experiences, skills, and achievements—academically, athletically, and professionally.

This profile plays a crucial role in presenting you as a potential college student but also as a sports scholarship prospect, as it includes college sports recruiting details.  


College Orientation & College Sports Divisions

The college sports system is categorized into divisions and leagues, each offering different opportunities and requirements for sports scholarships. Our team consists of experienced experts in college sports and has successfully placed student-athletes in various divisions including NCAA Division I to III, NAIA, and JUCO.

We provide guidance to help you choose a league and level that aligns with your aspirations, skills, and preferences. 


University Offers

At Keystone Sports, we understand the importance of the college decision. We strive to offer you a diverse range of options from various universities and colleges, aligning with your academic, athletic, and personal ambitions.

Through personalized guidance, we assist you in navigating through these options, helping you make an informed decision that not only aligns with your immediate goals but also sets the stage for your long-term success.  


Student visa & student-athlete application

After selecting your college, the next step involves completing all the necessary paperwork to attain a student visa and get student-athlete eligibility.

This can be a complex procedure if you’re not familiar with the requirements. We support you throughout the entire process to ensure you have the right documents for your visa applications and assist you in applying to the college sports associations, obtaining the necessary permissions to practice and compete in collegiate sports.


Travel Arrangements

The team at Keystone Sports handles all the details to secure the most convenient travel options tailored to your preferences.

Our unwavering commitment involves providing comprehensive assistance in organizing your flights to ensure a safe landing at your college, with the goal of creating a seamless and stress-free travel experience. 


On-going College Athlete Support

Keystone Sports’ support continues while you’re in the U.S. Keystone Sports is by your side throughout your college adventure, ready to provide any assistance or guidance you may need.

Our dedicated team stays in touch with both current student-athletes and our alumni to stay updated about their incredible experiences and achievements as students, professionals, and athletes. Listen to our Pursue Podcast to hear the fantastic stories!

Fill out our free assessment form and we do an initial evaluation of your chances – without any cost or obligation! 

Depending on your skills, ambition, needs, and wishes, our sports placement experts will connect you with the most suitable college coaches and universities in the US. 

Start your student-athlete journey now!


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