6 Steps To A Successful College Scholarship Application

6 Steps To A Successful College Scholarship Application

It Can Be Daunting and Stressful….But It Doesn’t Have To Be!

The application process for a college sports scholarship can take time. It can create extra stress, overwhelm, and fear, to your already busy lifestyle. You won’t feel that way if you follow my ‘6 Steps to a Successful College Scholarship Application. Why feel stressed and overwhelmed, when you don’t have to?

Let go of fear, stress, and overwhelm

It doesn’t have to be that way! Throw the anxiety, stress, and overwhelm out the window. I will take you through the whole application process from beginning to end! Yes, it can be daunting and stressful…..but it does’t need to be.

Together we will create a balanced sleep plan, build a visually pleasing sports portfolio, and breeze through the application requirements. We will create a strong social presence, and achieve a successful college scholarship application.

Would you like to know how to help your elite athlete complete a college sports scholarship application? Continue reading the 5 important steps your athlete needs to be taking toward getting those applications in, and achieving success.

1- College Choices: Make Sure You Have An Extensive List.

Don’t let things seem more complicated than they are. Don’t feel pressured to CHOOSE right now! There are so many college and scholarship choices, so what do you do? Create an extensive list of those colleges, scholarships and programs that resonate with your athletes needs and wants. Stick to the ‘6 Steps to a Successful College Scholarship Application’. I guarantee you, your athlete will achieve success.

Create Your Lists, Register With Required Associations, and Take Action!

It’s strongly advised that you register your athlete with the appropriate organisation in your area. This could be the NCAA (USA & CAN), NJCAA etc, when you know college is a strong possibility. This process is long, so i can’t stress the importance of early preparation enough. Studying in Oz? Register with the AIS, State Institutes or Academies of Sport, or, a state sporting association, such as AFL Players Association.

You can apply for more than one scholarship/program at one time. Nothing is set in stone until you complete the process and sign on the dotted line.

Don’t let things become an impossible cloud of anxiety, stress, and overwhelm. Have fun, enjoy this process with your baby that’s not quite a baby anymore. Make several choices together and create a memory to last forever.

We can help you achieve this and so much more. I will show you how to make the process fun and easy! You will save hundreds of thousands in college fees, and that’s just the beginning. Become a member of Promoting Elevating Athletes today so I can show you how. Just follow this link https://mailchi.mp/d2e37d7ced4e/joinpromotingelevatingathletes

2- Stay Calm! Division 1 is Not The Be All And End All

Not being level 1 or 2 is not the end of the scholarship road! ‘6 Steps To A Successful College Scholarship Application’ will show you division 1 colleges are just one option among many.

Keep Calm, Stay Focused, Take Action.

There are many options out there, and a good place to start is the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). They offer over 60 000 student-athletes, the chance to obtain entry on a sports program as opposed to a scholarship. There are associations like this all over the world just waiting for students to snatch them up. Please encourage your athlete to remember this. Be open to the possibilities and numerous options. Help your athlete learn that rejection is not failure. It’s simply a sign that something better is waiting around the corner.

That’s one other option. There are plenty more where that came from. All you need to remember is this, Early Preparation = Successful Application. Take away the fear and overwhelm, replace it with fun and laughter. If you would like help exploring your athletes options, jump on a consultation call. You can schedule one here https://brookehamiltonindustries.com/free-consultation-call/. Or become a member of Promoting Elevating Athletes and join in all the fun by following this link https://mailchi.mp/d2e37d7ced4e/joinpromotingelevatingathletes

3- Recruit Your Coach: Your Athlete Needs To Feel A Bond

It’s important to put your athlete in front of potential college coaches. It’s also important that your athlete is comfortable with them as a coach. Of course, the coach recruits them, however, your athlete also needs to recruit the coach. They need to feel a bond that will be built on trust and rapport, respect and communication. Without these, your athlete will most likely struggle to feel comfortable. Given how much time they will spend with each other, this only makes sense right?

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Recruit Your Coach

Put your athlete in front of college coaches, have them communicating with them, and asking questions. Encourage them to show up to college training sessions, and invite coaches back to their own training. Keep focused on check-in emails. Be consistent in telling coaches how much they are looking forward to being a part of their team.

Be specific and thorough. Make official and unofficial visits to the college, reach out on social media, and frequently update coaches with sporting goals. Your athlete must be comfortable with their coach. This will help them achieve maximum performance, and ensure their transition to college is as smooth as possible. Your athlete and the coach will be spending a significant amount of time together. Negative feelings will have a negative impact on their college experience. If you would like to discuss how to best approach this, jump on a free 30 minute consultation call. On the call I will walk you through this process. You can schedule a call anytime here https://brookehamiltonindustries.com/free-consultation-call/

4- It Takes Time & Hard Work: Consistency and Persistence are Key:

Anything great in life takes time, and hard work. To be the best, takes time and hard work. Being skilled, takes time and hard work. To be well educated, takes time and hard work. Success, takes time and hard work. Follow ‘6 Steps To A Successful College Scholarship Application’. Your athlete will be on their way to achieving their college dreams.

Applying for college sports scholarships takes a lot of valuable time and requires extremely hard work. Consistency and persistence are key! Sure, your athlete is great, they wouldn’t be elite otherwise. Sure, they are skilled, they have worked their butts off for it. And sure, they are well educated, or a college sports scholarship wouldn’t be an option.

Now your athlete needs to put all of these things together. This is possibly the hardest application they will come across in quite some time. They need to be the best, be skilled, be educated, and work hard, to be successful!

Prepare your athlete early!! Help them to give themselves this opportunity at success. Start the application process early. Begin prioritising requirements, and building an online presence. Starting now will give your athlete a higher chance at success.

Let us show you at PEAinternational, how to help your athlete prepare early, work hard, and succeed. Join our group today and take advantage of the free training, resources, PDFs, and much more. You can join today right here https://mailchi.mp/d2e37d7ced4e/joinpromotingelevatingathletes

5- Apply Everywhere: Your Athlete is not Limited to One Scholarship.

There are so many types of scholarships your athlete can pursuit. I cannot stress enough, just how important it is to research every nook and cranny for these hidden gems. Your athlete is not limited to one scholarship. They can apply for as many, and as often as they like. Spend time researching what scholarships are needed to put your athlete through college in their first year. And subsequent years after that. My ‘6 Steps To A Successful College Scholarship Application’ will help you to achieve this.

It is strongly advised that your athlete continues to apply for scholarships right throughout their entire time at college/university. Most scholarships are only 12 months, with the option to continue left to the discretion of the coaches. Be on the lookout for scholarship deadlines for the duration of college. It’s the only way to take a free ride through to the completion of study. For ideas and strategies on how to best do this quickly and efficiently, follow this link https://mailchi.mp/d2e37d7ced4e/joinpromotingelevatingathletes

There is a scholarship or four just waiting for YOUR athlete to knock down the door.

6- Have Your Deadlines in Order!

Encourage your athlete to have deadlines in order. These include exam dates, application cut off dates, and any interviews, meetings, training sessions, and conferences etc. I have many great resources and handy tools available that can help keep track of these things. To get your hands on them, just follow this link https://mailchi.mp/d2e37d7ced4e/joinpromotingelevatingathletes

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Know Your Deadlines

Double check your athlete is maintaining the knowledge of all college and scholarship approval rules and policies. It’s recommended that you look over all core course and program requirements for the degree your athlete plans to study. You need to make sure they are not applying at a college that won’t even contribute to their desired outcome.

Every Elite Athlete Deserves A Chance To Achieve Their Dreams: Make It Easy On Yourself. Let Me Help!

A deserving student athlete works hard, stays focused, resists urges, performs well academically, and maintains commitment. I will guide you through the scholarship application phase. Your athlete can concentrate on being the best they can be. You can rest easy, knowing you have me.

You will have a successful application done to perfection. It will be done without the stress, overwhelm, and panic that one is generally left to deal with. The BONUS of it all? You will save hundreds of thousands in college, sports, and living fees, when your star athlete does go to college!

Join our Facebook group today, and take advantage of our live training sessions and valuable resources. It will be the best thing you do for your athlete! You can join now by following this link https://mailchi.mp/d2e37d7ced4e/joinpromotingelevatingathletes . Remember, your athletes success, is my #1 priority, and together, we will help them achieve the college dream.

would like to take action right away? Do you want to put your athlete on the path to success NOW? You can book a free half hour consultation call with me. On this call, we will go through all of the steps your athlete should be taking right now. By the end of the call, you will have a clear, set in stone action plan to start implementing immediately. You can book one of those calls here https://brookehamiltonindustries.com/free-consultation-call/. I look forward to chatting with you soon. Until then, I hope you and your athlete achieve great success together. Yours in sport, Brooke Hamilton.


I give parents the tools and strategies required to help their elite athletes achieve their dream of a college sports scholarship. I teach everything from maintaining balanced sports, sleep, and school lifestyle, build visually pleasing sports portfolios, college and scholarship choices, creating exposure through social media, and the application process from start to finish. All this, and more. Your athlete's success is my #1 priority.

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