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Academic vs Athletic Scholarships
Transcript of Academic vs Athletic Scholarships
Athletic Scholarships Career in Sport Athletic Scholarships Vs Academic scholarships CIS stands for the Canadian Interuniversity Sport. It is a national governing body of university sport in Canada. It has 52 institutions with 10 thousand student athletes 550 coaches and 11 different sports Minimum of 60% average or equivalent on those courses used to determine your university admission and to maintain it, to remain eligible you must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 courses and complete those courses in the year. You can compete for 5 years Tuition and compulsory fees are the maximum you can receive United states- NCAA- National collegiate athletic association which has 3 divisions. The divisions are due to the size of the school and only the first 2 divisions can receive scholarships
Some schools that are the ivy league focus on academics and prohibit athletic scholarships
The athletic scholarship amount must not exceed the cost of the individuals education A concern about the people that get athletic scholarships for their athletic ability is because an extremely small percentage of people actually turn that sport into their career. You go to university with that scholarship and the people bank all of their hope, play all of their cards on the hope that they are going to become a professional in their sport and its so unrealistic. Maybe they are in school because of that athletic scholarship but they need to focus on whatever their degree is because the likely possibility is that you are not going to be that sports star so you are going to need that degree. The issue that i will be debating is if athletic scholarships are fair and what issues arise with them. I also want to debate athletic scholarships when comparing them with academic scholarships. Giving the scholarships to people that are gifted in volleyball, basketball, football instead of using that money to give it to the kids that excel in academics opportunities to go to a good university which is what schools all about. Minimum of 60% average or equivalent on those courses used to determine your university admission and to maintain it, to remain eligible you must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 courses and complete those courses in the year.You can compete for 5 years.
Tuition and compulsory fees are the maximum you can receive. Career Option $20,000,000 in tour winnings and appearance fees and an additional $70,000,000 in endorsements. $317,574 1)What is role in the provision of scholarships?
Scholarships are provided to recognize excellence in a university program and to assist the student with the cost of education.
2)How much funding is allocated to sports scholarships per year?
3)How does this compare to academic scholarships?
Much more allocated in total for academic scholarships but not really able to compare the two as academic scholarships are for a much large group of students.
4)How many students with athletic scholarships make it professionally after university?
Very few......primarily football players although some athletes in other sports may play professionally in Europe after graduation.
5)Do you think there is balance between the two?/ do you agree with the equality of sports vs academic scholarships given out?
I believe that a university recognizing excellence in academics, athletics or the arts is important.
6)What is the source of the funds for sports scholarships?
It varies. Some come from university funds, some from fundraising done by the teams and others come from a 3rd party source outside the university. 7)How much is invested in the sports department?
Our budget is in the $3,000,000 range.
8)Does tuition fees contribute to sports scholarships?
Given that some scholarships come from the university budget the answer would be, "yes" but tuition only contributes 25-30% of the university budget so only a small portion of that would be scholarship.
9)Is the mandatory gym fees which is part of every students tuition necessary revenue for supporting the sports programs and facilities at the university?
10)How many students a year receive full funding on sports scholarships?
Actually none......our maximum athletic scholarship in Canada is only for tuition and mandatory fees and only small percentage would receive this amount. Attending university and playing a sport costs much more than just tuition and fees.
11)Are there minimum grade standards that need to be achieved before receiving a sports scholarship and to maintain the scholarship?
Students entering university must have a minimum 80% average to be eligible and must maintain 65% to continue to be eligible in subsequent years.
12)What are the specific and general benefits to the university by providing these scholarships?
These scholarships assist with the cost of attending university and participating in a sport. Given the competitive and training demands of playing university sport our student athletes cannot work during the season unlike most university students. In general, as stated above the scholarship is recognizing excellence which is a core value of universities. Parent Involvement Parent involvement in athletic scholarships play a big role in athletic scholarships. Since tuition costs are always going up it put's stress on the parents to have enough money to put their child through school. To realize themselves from some of this stress they put pressure on their children to perform, become that star athlete and get the full ride scholarship. When this happens the child will sometimes over do it resulting in injuries, turn to steroids or just get to a breaking point trying to be the best to get that wanted scholarship. History of the NCAA College football became even more popular in the period of 1920-1940. This was a time when commercialism in the educational system was being questioned on a variety of levels. One such fundamental question was posed in 1929 by Howard Savage, a staff member of the Carnegie Foundation. He raised a question in an article entitled Athletics in American College (originally published in 1930 but reprinted in 1999) “whether an institution in the social order whose primary purpose is the development of the intellectual life can at the same time serve an agency to promote business, industry, journalism, and organized athletics on an extensive commercial basis? More importantly, the report asked “can it (the university) concentrate its attention on securing teams that win, without impairing the sincerity and vigor of its intellectual purpose” (9, p.495)? Savage also states that “alumni devices for recruiting winning teams constitutes the most disgraceful phase of recent intercollegiate athletics” (9, p. 495). In sum, the original 1929 report claimed that “big time” college sports were not educational, but were entirely financial and commercial. Education is money The fear of the NCAA, as it should be, is that the mere notion of paying college athletes undermines the university’s primary purpose – education, something far more valuable than a modest annual stipend proposed by many. If it currently appears that the universities “don’t really care” about the athlete, paying them would intensify that belief, not dissolve it. There are Problems with Payments How much should the athletes get paid and will payments be based on performance? What if the athlete gets hurt? What if the athlete is a bust and despite remaining on the team, doesn’t start or even play at all? - Issues that seem to raise far more questions than answers. But perhaps most important – What will happen to the non-revenue sports at the colleges who lose money from all of their sports programs – including football and basketball? It has been shown that only a fraction of Division I football and men’s basketball programs turn a profit (24, 20). The other Division I football and basketball programs as well as sports such as baseball, softball, golf, hockey, women’s basketball (minus a couple of notable programs), and just about all Division II sports not only fail to make money, but actually drain their athletic budgets. The outcome here would be inevitable: Forcing athletic departments to pay its football and basketball players would result in the eventual elimination of most, if not all, of the non-revenue sports. Continued There are only a limited number of programs that make big money, but yet there are hundreds of schools who absorb big losses at the cost of providing athletes a place to compete and earn a degree. The purpose of the NCAA, along with Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Little League, and dozens of other organized forms of amateur sport is to provide a venue to play these sports – something we should not take for granted. The problem is that some have shifted in thinking that playing an organized sport is a right, whereas it still stands as a privilege. The University Offers More Than an Education Concerts, lecture series by prominent people, on-stage productions, movies, intramural sports, fitness facilities, and a variety of clubs are all part of the typical university experience. Most students agree that colleges are self-contained acres of learning and socializing, all which takes place in a safe environment. It’s common for schools to subsidize the above-mentioned on-campus activities by adding fees to the tuition – which means that it’s free to a full-scholarship athlete. Other benefits to the athlete include the regular use of pristine gyms, well-manicured fields, athlete-only (and often team-only) workout facilities, sports medicine care, the opportunity to travel via away games, specialized meal plans and free foot gear and athletic attire. In addition, athletes are improving their trade from the best coaching minds in the sport; not to mention having access to some of the best nutrition and strength/conditioning personnel. And perhaps the most overlooked benefits are that the school provides the player with high-profile name recognition, a dedicated fan base, media exposure, and a competitive atmosphere with proven rivals, all of which took decades, effort and money for each institution to establish. Conclusion Requirements to get an Athletic Scholarship