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Sports scholarships or academic scholarships are a strikingly individual feature to most Pakistani universities. These scholarships are basically formed to help sports and athletics financially, so they can easily meet the fees of college. If you are a sportsperson or athlete and has been signed on to a college team, then you will not only practices from this platform but also represent the college or university in both national and international level and tournaments.
Why these scholarships given to the sportsperson?
Professionally, these sort of scholarships are normally awarded to the intelligent student, so they can popularize the colleges VIA their academics and sports achievements. In other words, you can say that these talented students act as effective marketing tools to and in return college finance their studies. Sports scholarships for athletics are given by the university to those students who are outstanding in sports and athletics too.
Significant of scholarship;
Usually sports scholarships are given on a yearly basis, but its normal duration are of four years. When it comes to the Annual budgets for scholarships, it is normally drawn each year and potentially bright students are awarded with it. The scholarship amounts vary from with the study cost. Unlike academic scholarships, the process of sports scholarships is bit complex, especially for international students.
Requirements for sports scholarships;
If you are one of those applicant, who want to play at college or university level, then you should be of 18 and 24 years old. It is important to remember that these scholarships are mostly awarded to those students, who have enrolled themselves in the undergraduate or Bachelor's degree program.
To be considered yourself eligible for a college sports scholarship, you have to get admission in the college or university, which provides these sort of scholarship. The second thing is that you have completed high school successfully and you have the higher Grade in high school graduation, the greater the chance are that you get chosen for the scholarship.
Choose the sports type wisely;
Most games or sports are included new in college scholarships every year, therefore, you have to choose the sport which you can play easily and perform properly.
There are several national athletic associations that govern college and university sports and set guidelines for award of scholarships under various categories. Notable among these are National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Full and partial scholarships are offered through these arms in various sports disciplines.
While athletic scholarships are a financial boon to promising athletes it is most important to note that students with sports or athletic scholarships must work their way towards an undergraduate degree in any field offered by the college or university. Although no degrees in sports or games are available, students who excel in sports can choose a degree in physical therapy or exercise science.