Alicia Moncrefe, Jamaica (St. Peters College)
The college program is geared towards helping at-risk high school and community college students (who wish to attend a four year college) to acquire academic and athletic scholarship aid. The program targets students from low- to moderate-income households and geographies, and those in dire need of academic financial support.
Young athletes should have an equal opportunity to maximize their potential by sharing their gifts and talents in a sport that requires discipline, commitment sportsmanship, and an honest effort, while experiencing practical learning and academic enrichment in the global community to prepare them for the real world.
Thought: A vision needs to be broad enough, because it needs to include everyone.
To educate and mentor athletes by joining up with domestic collegiate coaches who are interested in recruiting domestic and international athletes. We will also provide athletes with numerous scholarship options to universities and colleges.
U.S. Elite International Track and Field Club act as a liaison between domestic college coaches and domestic and international high school athletes. Most young athletes have great talents and promising track and field futures. U.S. Elite strives to assist these athletes to perform to their maximum potential. We endeavor to foster sportsmanship, leadership, and healthy athletes while supporting their transition from high school to college and also through elite competition.
Because most coaches have reservations about staying in touch with young, aspiring athletes (due to NCAA rules), U.S. Elite act as the middleman, per se, acquiring information from top colleges and passing it on to domestic and international coaches and athletes. Coaches will track athletes' progress via our website or personal contact with US Elite. Coaches then through following the progress of these athletes, will consider recruiting them while remaining in compliance with the NCAA communication regulations www.ncaa.org. Athletes in their senior year of high school should focus on their academics rather than worrying about who is going to give them a scholarship to college.
In the past, many athletes have been placed in Junior Colleges, Division II, or NAIA schools, where they have to red shirt their first year, and may not receive adequate coaching or get much needed exposure. This really blights them. The reason for this is because some domestic athletes as well as international athletes do not know the academic requirements for colleges in the U.S. and so they do not get a chance to exercise their options of choosing a college or university that has a good track and field program that will help them to capitalize on their talents or natural ability. In addition, many international athletes are misled by domestic coaches who have made empty promises to them. Later these athletes find themselves in vulnerable situations or financial difficulties. As a result, some athletes are not able to finish college and for others, their track career die before they even get a chance to flourish. This program intends to bridge the gap between at-risk students' difficulty in finding scholarship opportunities and their academic success rate.
Scholarship & Athletic Convention
Liaison Program Form - Membership Form
Jestina Daley Trust Scholarship Award
Sigma Tau Delta Independent Scholarship
More Collegiate Scholarships and Grants
Financial Aid - (FAFSA) Domestic Students
NCAA Track & Field Standards
Clearing House/Elegibility Center
Sevis/Immigration - International Students
World Education Services (WES) - International Students
NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics)
Guide to Earning College Credits Early
Accredited Online Colleges Guide & Resources
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These are student-athletes are among those that are currently being mentored or have been placed through the program after attaining 100% scholarships offers.
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