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Internationals and Scholarships

ahsmuohahsmuoh 1309 replies37 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,346 Senior Member
edited November 2013 in Athletic Recruits
General question - when a school recruits an international athlete - can they get an athletic scholarship? I heard that internationals can't take some of the "pool" of scholarship money - any truth to that? My DS is in a sport where every team has a few international athletes.
edited November 2013
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  • SwimkidsdadSwimkidsdad 613 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 616 Member
    Yes, internationals can get athletic scholarships.
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  • mortgagebkrmortgagebkr 85 replies6 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 91 Junior Member
    Not sure but I think you can ask all the International athletes that participate in: Fencing, Swimming, Soccer, Cross Country, Basketball... (sarcasm)

    Yes they get athletic schorlships and yes they count towards the total
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  • schoolhouseschoolhouse 258 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 267 Junior Member
    I can say this for fencing, at the very top funded programs OSU/PSU/ND-not as much/St. Johns where the coaches are all foreign nationals or US immigrants they award most of their athletic money to internationals, while the Americans tend to have academic money. Programs like Duke/Northwestern though funded tend to seek out the best American talent interested in the school that can be academically admitted. The Ivies tend to selectively seek out foreign nationals, but they do not fund them with athletic money.

    In fencing it appears the coaches have way more discretion in allocating those sports dollars, so they tend to use them to maintain relations back home(home country of their births) just look at some of the rosters and you'll see just how many spots are taken by internationals.....and I think swimming is similar with the exception that most coaches are US born.
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