A US University education is exciting and rewarding, but it can feel like a leap into the unknown. The Directors of Future Pro USA are specialists in US scholarship programmes so we are able to answer many of your likely questions.
There is no hard-and-fast rule for this. It is a mix of sporting and academic achievement, plus personal commitment. There are many aspects that we use to negotiate the best scholarship for you. With over 3000 universities and colleges in the US, it is our job to find the right place to suit your sporting and academic credentials. Not everyone can be the best, but enthusiasm and determination are essential. Scholarships are awarded on a year by year basis and whist a reduction is rare, it is possible to receive an increased scholarship for good performance athletically and academically.
I really want to go to a US University on a Scholarship but I'm concerned about the cost, just how expensive is it?
University costs and scholarships vary greatly. It is possible to obtain a ‘Full Ride’ which would mean all costs including tuition, accommodation, books, food and travel would all be covered by the university. More typically, the scholarship will be a few thousand dollars each year. It all depends on your academic and athletic credentials. Overall, University in America is a slightly lower cost and much better value than the UK.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
National Junior College Athletic Association
These are the governing bodies involved with College Sport in America. Every college or university with competitive athletics will be governed by one of these. The NCAA is the largest governing body in the world and naturally, it is a complex process to be cleared to compete. Future Pro USA will help you through this process and make things as easy as possible.
If you are hoping to go to University in the next 3 years, the answer is ASAP. Coaches recruit athletes well in advance so the sooner you apply the more options you will have. Also, some of the best placements come from helping younger athletes progress over a period of years, with lots of time to communicate that progress to a selection of University coaches.
I cannot thank Future Pro USA enough for the thoroughly friendly but professional service they have provided in getting my son a soccer scholarship to the USA. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone considering a sports scholarship to the USA. From day one at the initial assessment, they have… Read More
David Sharp - Parent of Louis Sharp, Soccer Scholar at Pratt CC
FutureproUSA provided a very friendly and efficient process and without their help, I never would have been able to come to the USA to play golf and study. The knowledge they provided was so helpful and the regular contact kept me up to date with what was going on and… Read More
Calum Graham - Golf Scholar at Southern Arkansas University
Future Pro USA has been a great recruiting agency to work with. They are prompt, personal, and they deliver quality student-athletes both on and off the pitch. They make my job easier by helping the players through the recruiting, application, and eligibility process. I give my highest regards to Future… Read More
Blake Ordell - Head Soccer Coach at Culver-Stockton College
I was extremely happy with the professionalism and dedication of the staff at Future Pro USA who helped to get my son a soccer scholarship in the US. I was particularly pleased with the level and amount of contacts the company has throughout the US which helped us achieve a… Read More
Vance Sinclair - Parent of James Sinclair, Soccer Player at Concord University, WV
I have been a coach for five years now and I am just dipping into the international market. Working with Scott at Future Pro USA was definitely a great experience. Scott and Future Pro did a great job following up to make sure we had all of the necessary information… Read More
Tim Schrage - Head Golf Coach at Culver-Stockton College
Working with the staff at Future Pro USA is a very professional experience. The quality of athlete is very good and the personal contact from the staff is beyond expectations. It is hard to find a better sports agency in today's recruiting market. I have had nothing but the utmost… Read More
Eric Wyrick - Head Golf Coach at Lindsey Wilson College
I have recruited internationally for many years at various colleges in the U.S. and Future Pro USA have been extremely professional while making the recruitment and administrative process very smooth. Working with Sports Consultant Scott Clapperton has been both enjoyable and educational. From my experiences, this is a great organization… Read More
Richard Shaw - Head Soccer Coach at SUNY Adirondack CC (NJCAA College)
I would like to recommend Future Pro USA to any player wanting to get a scholarship at University in America. They are great to work with and they make the process quick and easy. Always there for any questions and continued to help even now that I'm back home. I… Read More
Jordan James - Soccer Player at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
We would highly recommend Future Pro USA. Scott was always on hand to answer our many and varied questions, also for assistance with the vast amount of paperwork required. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Thank you. Read More
Harry Smith (Golfer at St Andrews University, NC) & Jill Smith (Parent)
Scott has been of valuable support and advice to myself and my family on my decision to study in the USA. He has guided us through the whole process and totally vindicated our decision to utilise the services of FutureProUSA. I would totally recommend them to anyone looking to continue… Read More
Tom Simms - Soccer Player at William Penn University, IA
As a direct result of David's knowledge, connections and expertise, our son, Ben is now living the dream in Florida having secured a soccer scholarship. David was instrumental in making this happen. I loved the way David connected directly with Ben, providing invaluable encouragement and support throughout the whole process.… Read More
Alison Kitchman - Parent of Ben Straw, Soccer Player at Flagler College, FL
My experience with David Bainbridge has been very positive. I've found him to very professional. He cares about the experience of his clients and is willing to do all he can to make that experience successful. Read More
Donald Huff - Head Golf Coach at Mineral Area College, MO
Since a very trust worthy friend put me in touch with David Bainbridge at Future Pro USA, I have had a very smooth and helpful transition from England to the US. Scott Clapperton has been very tentative, making sure that any questions are answered. No matter how busy they were,… Read More
Tom Milner - Soccer player at Central Baptist College, AR
Our son Ben was awarded a Football scholarship at an American College all due to the Professional and knowledgeable work carried out by David Bainbridge and his colleagues at Future Pro USA. We are delighted that we chose them over the other companies we evaluated.. If your offspring has the… Read More
Tony Carter - Parent of Ben Carter, Soccer player at Dodge City CC, KS
It is a pleasure to work with Future Pro USA. I’ve worked with different recruiting companies and found the knowledge and professionalism of David and his employee's to be priceless. In a short space of time David has been a huge asset and will become a big part in building… Read More
Stuart Gore - Head Women's Soccer Coach at University of Northwestern Ohio
It is a pleasure to recommend David. I have known and worked with David in different capacities over the last 5 years. David brings a wealth of experience to his clients and the coaches he connects them with. He has seen the student/athlete equation from multiple perspectives; (1) having been… Read More
Eric Baldwin - NCAA coach
We first contacted Future Pro USA when my daughter wanted to play competitive tennis in the USA. David took his time to meet with us personally and give honest and professional advice and what was really best for Sophie. Following that he made the whole process very easy and Sophie… Read More
David and the Future Pro USA team were excellent throughout the whole process. I had already signed up with another agency but it seemed once I had paid the money the service level dropped to basically zero. I did receive an offer but not one I would consider taking. When… Read More
Christopher Baker - Golfer at Queens University, NC
"We’re so pleased we chose FuturePro USA - we have found their friendly, professional service invaluable. Every step of the way, FuturePro USA have helped, so our son can realise the opportunity of a dream education. Even after starting university, FuturePro USA have kept in touch, so we know we… Read More
Di & Edson Bangali - Parent & Soccer Scholar at William Penn University
"Dealing with Future Pro USA was great. They took care of the communication process and helped with every step getting the student athlete enrolled in the college. The player was just as described and has preformed well on and off the golf course." Read More
Chris Robinson - Head Men's Golf Coach at Dodge City Community College