The Peterson Scholarship and Varsity Athletic Program: Your path to becoming a varsity athlete.
Let’s say you’re a high school athlete who wants to continue your athletic career and hopes to make the varsity team when you get to college. You are confident that you will be able to attract the attention of college coaches who may be able to offer you a scholarship that will greatly assist you in your college studies. You are aware that college is expensive and that your parents may not be able to afford it. So you use your talent as a resource to access a university athletic scholarship program and continue to cultivate your passion as an athlete.
So you need to start researching a college sports scholarship program. But where do you start? Getting an athletic scholarship at a university is probably new to you, and you’re probably starting from scratch, constantly wondering where to begin your search.
How about picking up Peterson’s famous guide on how to get an athletic scholarship? Instead of sitting at your computer for hours and getting nothing, you can read this guide and learn how to get the best athletic scholarship for your college.
Published in August 2004, this Peterson guide is called Peterson’s Sports Scholarship and College Athletic Programs and is a “comprehensive college-by-college overview of various college athletic scholarships, interscholastic athletic programs and other financial information for high school athletes who want to continue playing interscholastically while dealing with the financial hardships of entering college.”
Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
It looks at the various college athletic scholarships available in the United States. The contents of the guide provide information on the various athletics programs offered by more than 1,700 two-year and four-year schools, including their national associations and conference affiliations. The guide also provides the names and phone numbers of varsity coaches, descriptions of athletic facilities, and graduation rates for student athletes. In addition, it lists about 30 sports (from basketball to wrestling) for men and women, with cross-references to other schools offering those sports. This way you can check to see if your sport is among those that offer college athletic scholarships.
Here is a summary of the contents of Peterson’s Sports Scholarship and College Sports Programs:
- The Recruiting Process, which covers the search for the perfect student-athlete and other recruiting issues.
- Coach’s Forum, which contains the opinions of head coaches of various sports at different colleges and universities across the United States.
- The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Guide for College-Bound Student Athlete, which discusses eligibility requirements for various college athletic scholarships and the NCAA’s initial admission clearinghouse.
- Alphabetical listing of various college athletic programs.
- Index including geographic listings of various college athletic programs, also sorted by sport and division.
With Peterson’s Guide to Athletic Scholarships and College Athletic Programs, you can fulfill your dream of becoming a college athlete and earn a degree at the same time. This is the best gift you can give yourself, so don’t let this opportunity pass you by.