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scholarships are prestigious awards for student athletes. More times than not athletic scholarships are rarer than academic scholarships. It says a lot about an athlete if they can accomplish competing at the next level in college, but it says more when they are awarded with a scholarship. Most athletes work a substantial amount of their lives to have an opportunity to earn an athletic scholarship.

` Typically, most athletes that are in college, have received some type of athletic aid. Approximately there are 300 hundred total varsity athletic scholarships available in Division 1. Athletes have to work toward a scholarship since they are a freshman and sometimes even younger. It is not easy to get the attention of college coaches. Therefore, scholarships are not as easy as people make them out to be. On average, the amount given to each student is roughly $13,800. A lot of people think athletes get full ride scholarships but in reality it is not enough to cover for the full cost of college. If they were to receive more than the average cost they would be able to actually afford to buy the necessities that an average day college student may go through. The average cost of college in the United States is estimated to be around $33,000. And if we base this number on the amount that we had stated above we would get the amount of $19,200 and multiplying this by four we would have the typical college student leaving with $76,800 dollars in debt if they were on track to graduate in four years. Even if students were to get a Cal and Pell Grant they would still be in a substantial amount of debt. Athletic aid can be a rewarding to a typical student with athletic ability.

The path athletes have to go through requires a lot more rigor than people think. On average, there are a total of 700 scholarships available for the everyday student…...

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