Academic & Athletic scholarships in the US
“DARE TO LOOK BEYOND…AND WE ARE HERE TO HELP.”
WHAT WE CAN DO
- We take care of the process to help young athletes realize their dreams
- We help young talented athletes combine a quality education and competitive sports at the appropriate level
- We assess the athlete’s talent, athletic qualities, educational level and opportunities for the most competitive performance
- Most importantly, we tailor our research, networking, and support based on the athlete’s skills, to ensure the most appropriate “fit”
A few of our services include:
- Creating an online profile and increasing exposure to US coaches
- Developing digital media showcasing the athlete’s talent
- Helping the athlete with all the applications, registrations and administrative procedures
- Negotiating scholarship terms
DID YOU KNOW?
...that it takes an average of 10 months to get from initial contact with an American school, through recruitment, to the extension of an athletic scholarship offer and issuance of the immigration paperwork to make it to the US?
...that an athlete will have to spend hundreds of hours to complete the numerous forms required by NCAA, institutions and several administative agencies to be recruited and become eligible to play for a college?
...that due to U.S. federal law and NCAA policy there are more opportunities/scholarships for female sports, and frequently girls from all over the world are called to fill those roster spots?
...there are approximately 1300 schools across three NCAA Divisions, some with full athletic scholarships, some with partial athletic scholarships, and some with strictly academic scholarships, but with very competitive teams?
...there are more than 1000 Junior and Community Colleges, as well as more than 500 schools in the NAIA and other non-NCAA affiliated associations, granting athletic scholarships?
...that the final value of a scholarship, after four (or in some instances five or even more) years of attendance may be more than $250,000... and may directly translate to employment opportunities tied to the athlete’s studies?
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US
I have known Dr. Kaburakis for over 20 years and we have worked together on a number of projects in the academic as well as athletic world. He is very professional in dealing with anything that comes his way. His most precious attribute is the fact that he genuinely cares in helping young adolescents; he has shown the way to a number of youngsters who aspired to reach their goals.
ACS Athens Athletic Director
Tassos supported my athletic abilities, but applauded my academic ones and helped me reach my potential in the classroom. Tassos has been a great mentor over the years, even though I’m graduated now he still constantly communicates with me and is willing to help at a moments notice. Great man, teacher, person and most of all friend!
Masters in Business Administration
Tassos is a hard worker who always goes above and beyond no matter what he is involved with. He takes pride and dedication in helping young people in their future conquests. I have been very blessed for knowing Tassos, and especially for having him as a close friend and mentor.
Masters in Economics and Finance
Financial Analyst at First Clover Leaf Bank
I met Dr. Kaburakis when I was only 15 years old, and a member of the Greek national team. This is when I started ‘dreaming’ of playing ball in the US. Three years later, after going through lots of practical and legal procedures, this dream became reality. Had it not been for the professional support of Dr. Kaburakis, my journey would have been a lot more difficult, if not impossible.
PhD Candidate - University of Cambridge
University of California - Riverside basketball
Member of Greek National Team
NCAA International Student-Athletes Participation by Sport
The NCAA is the governing body for most college sports. Colleges and universities are separated into divisions dependent on certain criteria: Division I, II, or III.
In addition, there are other associations including NAIA, USCAA, NJCAA, as well as independent, preparatory academies, and state high school athletic associations... All of these apply rules on eligibility, amateurism, and several other areas which the athlete needs to navigate in order to pursue education and sport in the US.
There are plenty of athletic scholarships available from colleges and universities - more than 300,000 per year, amounting to more than $3 billion in athletically-related financial assistance across the US...
Stats from ncaa.org | Academic year 2009-10