Scholarship Essays

  • Community College Athletic Scholarships

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    Michael Jordan, the best to ever play the game of basketball, earned an athletic scholarship because of his amazing talents. Athletic scholarships are used to give athletes the best opportunity athletically while receiving a reduction in tuition or free tuition. “The history of athletic scholarships goes back to the start of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 1906” (Kibilko). There are major differences between each division of the NCAA; division one, division two, and division

  • Presidential Scholarship Essay

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    The Presidential Scholarship is a full tuition and room and board scholarship. What makes you more deserving of this award than students of the same academic caliber? For the majority of my life, I did not have adequate “room and board”, even within my own home. When I was born, my family was financially insecure and when my parents divorced, my mother raised me in a state of poverty. I remember being in third grade and doing my homework sitting on the floor because we lacked furniture, and I slept

  • The Pros And Cons Of College Athletes Paid

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    week into their sports and they never really get paid (college athletes deserve). Even though they make millions of dollars a year for their universities they don't get a dime (hoop dream). College athletes should get compensated because their scholarships don't fully cover their student needs. The NCAA refutes most of these arguments by saying their student athletes, but with the work they put in shouldn't students go first (hoop dream).UConn the winner of the NCAA championship last year had a

  • Title IX And Women's Equality

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    finally equal distribution of scholarship money involving athletics ("The Battle For Gender Equity In Athletics In Colleges and Universities"). The National Women’s Society states these guidelines and exclaims the results have indeed benefitted women in receiving more scholarships and creating more opportunity. This proves the intentions of Title IX; it highlights what issues need to be addressed and corrected. It becomes obvious that allocating resources, like scholarships, equally is a major step in

  • The Pros And Cons Of Student Athletes

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    of athletes, a controversial issue is why certain athletes are able to receive athletic scholarships compared to others, why schools are not funding athletics enough money to supply these student athletes with essentials while they travel from place to place, and the limited amount of educational options. You would think that students with high academics and grade point averages would be offered a scholarship that is too suitable to refuse rather than those who go to school, do no work, and just

  • Ethical Issues In College Sports

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    NCAA takes advantage of these kids because they are the easiest to abuse. Universities offers a scholarship and pay for them to go to college for free or a reduced fee. Without these scholarships many student-athletes would not be able to go to college. In this instance, the NCAA and the university control the player. If the kid doesn’t comply with the NCAA and follow the rules, they take away his scholarship and he’s unable to attend his university or play his sport. Consequently these kids are caught

  • College Athletes Argumentative Essay

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    providing over $2.4 billion in athletic scholarships. Every year over 150,000 student-athletes reap the benefits of these funds. In addition, the NCAA also provides $100 million each year to support student athletes academic endeavors and also provide them with essentials that every college student must have, such as a computers, clothing or emergency travel expenses. The NCAA protects student athletes with injury insurance and fund a number of scholarship, grant and internship programs. In the end

  • Why Should College Athletes Be Paid?

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    to work two jobs on top of all their classes to pay for their tuition and housing? This question has so many things untrue with this statement. This is a stereotype. The truth is that public and private schools give more money away for academic scholarships and aid than the athletics. While sports are a big part of the school’s background, the athletics department does not receive much money for that sport. They have to promote and recruit their players and make sure they have the grades to make the

  • Importance Of Socialization In Sports

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    Socialization is a process of learning and social development. Socialization occurs when we interact with one another and become familiar with the world we live in. Socialization is important to the development of personality. Youth sports can play a crucial role in social interaction such as actively interacting with others, synthesizing information, and making decisions for ourselves. Although sports may apply stress, anxiety, and social pressure on the young athletes, youth sports build and develop

  • Poverty In Early Education Essay

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    Child poverty denies children with the basic needs to survive, expand, and flourish. It also deprives children from having equal opportunities in school such as a good education based on where they live, the proper teachers needed, and the motivation to not drop out. The lower-class students of this generation are being deprived of a quality education whereas the rest of society not only gets an outstanding education, but is able to participate in after-school activities that increases the student's

  • Michelle Obama's Speech Rhetorical Analysis

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    “American high schools are a disaster”. High schools in America are described as the major issue in USA’s education system. High school students in America score are well below the average international score, which is worrying for a country like USA. But what is holding back American teenagers? Everything seems to be up for grabs for American high school students, which reflects the First Lady’s speech at an education event with DC High School Sophomores. DC High School have since the First Lady

  • Persuasive Essay On Becoming A Professional Athlete

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    Napier who was the star of the University of Connecticut basketball team, who lead his team to a national championship in 2014. He talked about scholarship limits and how it affected him; “There are hungry nights that I go to bed starving”(Karaim 580). NCAA has so many rules it makes it very hard for players to get even the simple things. Most scholarships are granted for only one year and depending on the players performance. Giving the coach power to release players pretty much whenever they see

  • College Sports Quota Admissions

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    difficult for him to get an athletic scholarship. The truth of the matter is that it does not really makes any difference if you are not in top 5 percent of your sport. But it the same time, it would be foolhardy to sit back and wait for scholarship offers to come to you. You can market yourself and with partial funding can even earn a spot on the team. Let us look at the basic fundamentals to prep up before contacting the college coaches for the scholarships. 1. Acquire information on the various

  • Should College Athletes Be Paid Analysis

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    because the schools are making money off the players, some athletes are being paid under the table, and athletes are giving up on education. However, Krikor Meshefejian titles his argument College Students Should Not Be Paid because students receive scholarships, the payment system is “problematic”, and the experience is payment enough(98-99.) Meshefejian has the better argument that students should not be paid. One reason why Meshefejian has the better argument is his credibility on this topic. Al

  • Analysis: Why The NCAA Student Athletes Should Be Paid

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    their schools while risking injury and yet are unable to afford the cost of living. The time that is put into the sport is the equivalent, if not more, than the time that is put into a full time job. Only thirty-three percent of students receive scholarships, most of them partial. Also, only one percent of all college athletes will play professional sports after their college tenure is served. The NCAA and Division One Colleges generate profits that do not trickle down to the athletes. Without athletes

  • Should College Football Players Get Paid

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    board. For example “After academic responsibilities, most college athletes spend their time practicing, which leaves little room for finding other means of making money to compensate for food, board, books and other expenses not covered by their scholarship grants. While other students are working part time, college athletes are working hard in court, in the field or in the rink, without earning even a single dollar. So getting paid, even a little extra, would go a long way to helping them pay for

  • Analysis: Why College Athletes Should Get Paid

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    As we all know the struggle to stay above water financially for college students is very real. While attending college full time it is difficult enough to maintain a job as it is. When you add the factor of being an athlete to this equation it makes this struggle of having a job ten times more difficult. This is because being an athlete is like having a full time job, it consumes a lot of time and leaves no time to get a paying job. This is why I pose the argument that all college athletes should

  • Summary: College Athletes Should Not Be Paid

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    the student does his based off of their own decision. According to Text 3, Lines 11-14 “Sorry Time Magazine : Colleges Have No Reason to Pay Athletes” the students take the offer for scholarships without a problem, but they could also leave anytime they want and become a regular tuition-paying student. A scholarship athlete is having their tuition paid for them and not only is the college doing that for the student, but the colleges are giving the student the athletic experience they need. College

  • Analysis: Why Division I Athletes Should Be Paid

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    basketball tournament” (3). Division I athletes deserve to earn compensation because the NCAA, a billion-dollar industry, and the universities these athletes are paying for can afford to give these athletes a separate payment that does not include scholarship money they may receive.

  • Student Athlete Argumentative Analysis

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    student-athletes what they need and what is deserved. Critics worry about losing the integrity of the game and some say the scholarship is enough for the athletes. However, there is an opportunity to solve this debate by opening up a free-market for all athletes and schools. I am arguing that there should be an open and free market for student-athletes and if schools need to pay more than a scholarship to get them to attend, then the players should be able to sign the deals and get paid. Overall, student-athletes