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RECRUITING 101

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RESOURCES

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FREE CONSULTATION

 
 

WHAT OUR ATHLETES ARE SAYING

 
 

OSM SCHOLARSHIPS BENEFITS

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Our platform has helped athletes from over 15 countries in more than 10 sports.

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We have over 20,000+ registered university coaches within our platform consisting of NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA & CCCAA in over 27 sports.

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On average our members receive $31,000 per year in sport scholarship money to their chosen university.

 

RECRUITING 101

 
 

COACH INTERVIEWS

 
 

THE PROCESS OF SECURING A SPORT SCHOLARSHIP

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GAME PLAN

. Customized recruitment timeline planning
. Introduction to your management team members
. Online OSM profile development & creation
. College recruitment video production & editing
. Access to OSM online recruitment academy portal

ELIGIBILITY

. Review of athlete academic credentials
. Identification of necessary exams
. SAT registration & prep*
. Toefl registration & prep*
. ACT registration & prep*
. NCAA Clearinghouse registration*
. NAIA Clearinghouse registration*
. Scheduling of your personal exam tutor prep classes

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COLLEGE PROMOTION

. Identification & research of potential schools
. Activation of soft recruitment campaign
. Evaluation of initial marketing campaign
. Activation of hard recruitment campaign
. College coach interview prep
. Finalizing of all college interest

SCHOLARSHIP CONTRACT

. Organization of college/university official visits*
. Sport scholarship final offers
. Review of offers & division making support
. School application paperwork support
National Letter of Intent support

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VISA PREPARATION

. I20 preparation & support
. Organization of U.S. embassy student visa process
. Scholarship & Health insurance guidance & activation
. Travel arrangements support
. College pre checklist

SUPPORT, GRADUATION & CAREER MANAGEMENT

. Personal sports management allocation
. Support during university
. University transfer assistance*
. Career planning / internships / job placement / pro sports
. Exclusive discounts to partners
“*” Means = Only if required

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QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

Our client, our priority

OSM Scholarships is like no other service provider in the world in that we only offer 50 places on our recruitment program each year to ensure that every single player receives the necessary time and personal attention to take them through the complex process of finding a suitable school in America; helping them secure the best possible financial package. To help achieve this, each player is assigned their own designated representative who is with them every step of the way. If you think you have what it takes to play and study in the USA on a sport scholarship, please complete our free online application now.

 

PDF DOWNLOADS

OSM SCHOLARSHIPS STUDENT ATHLETE INFORMATION GUIDE

SAT PAPERS

TOEFL PAPERS

ACT PAPERS

NCAA INTERNATIONAL GUIDE

NCAA ATHLETE GUIDE

NJCAA ATHLETE GUIDE

NAIA ATHLETE GUIDE

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP?

Athletic scholarships are awarded to students who are going to compete on behalf of the university/college in athletic competitions. You are not guaranteed a scholarship if you are going to play sports at your school. The possibility and amounts of each scholarship depend on the team and University.

HOW DO I KNOW I'M GOOD ENOUGH TO QUALIFY FOR AN ACADEMIC OR SPORT SCHOLARSHIP?

Book a free consultation and our OSM Scholarships team will reach out to you to start the evaluation process. During this process we will be able to determine how much scholarship money you will qualify for and what types of schools and divisions you can participate in.

HOW LONG DOES A SPORT SCHOLARSHIP LAST?

Sports scholarships are given on a yearly basis; however, some schools will offer scholarships for the complete duration of an athlete’s study. At the end of each year, scholarships are renewed by the coach and athletic department, provided that you remain eligible throughout the year. You are allowed to be on athletic scholarships for up to five years in your college career. Coaches are able to adjust the amount of the scholarship at the end of each year when it expires. That means they can increase, decrease, or get canceled altogether.
In order to make sure that you maintain your good status and keep your scholarship, you need to make sure you do what is expected of you. As a student-athlete, that means keeping up in your classes, getting good grades, training and contributing to your team. If for some reason you become ineligible in any way, the coach has full right to give your scholarship away to someone else.

DO ALL UNIVERSITIES OFFER SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS?

While all colleges and universities offer different kinds of scholarships, they don’t all have athletic scholarships. Only NCAA Division 1 and 2, NAIA and NJCAA schools can offer scholarships to all sport athletes. However, Ivy League schools and NCAA Division 3 schools do not have athletic scholarships. These programs use financial aid from other parts of the university, but not from the athletic department. Being a strong student and athlete will help you find more college opportunities and get financial aid. Make sure you work hard to be a well-rounded student athlete; college coaches are only interested in athletes who succeed in both the classroom and on the field.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A SPORT SCHOLARSHIP?

The length of the recruiting process is different for every student athlete. On average from 6 months to 2 years. There is plenty of information that you must know in order to have a successful recruitment process. We will help you with all the research, schedule, negotiations, and many more things, find out more in resources under videos!

HOW DO I GET AN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP?

Student athletes are also eligible for academic scholarships if their grades and test scores qualify. Academic scholarships become great opportunities for athletes if they’re not able to secure an athletic scholarship or they need more financial aid in addition to a smaller athletic scholarship package. To earn an academic scholarship, you need to have strong grades and test scores. Each university has different measures for their academic scholarship requirements.

WHAT ARE THE STANDARDS NEEDED FOR AN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP?

To qualify for a college academic scholarship, you will need to meet certain requirements. While these specific requirements will vary with each school, the idea is the same. If you work hard and maintain a high GPA and do well on the SAT/ACT, then you could be rewarded with an academic scholarship. Per the NCAA you need a minimum 2.0 GPA and a 940 on the SAT.

WHAT IS THE NCAA?

The NCAA is the most recognized association with the most schools registered and scholarship money available. Within the NCAA there are 3 divisions an athlete may compete in.

WHAT IS THE NAIA?

The oldest association is the NAIA. Universities under the NAIA typically are smaller in size than universities compared to the NCAA. They also offer very competitive programs for student athletes.

WHAT IS THE NJCAA OR JUNIOR COLLEGE?

Junior colleges are 2 year universities that allow student athletes, typically who started the recruitment process late or have less academic standards, to gain entry into collegiate sports. An athlete will either enroll into the NJCAA or CCCAA for two years and obtain an associate’s degree with transfer option to a four-year university to complete his or her bachelor’s degree.

WHAT DOES A FULL RIDE SPORT SCHOLARSHIP COVER?

A ‘full’ or ‘100%’ scholarship covers the cost of tuition, room, board, books and sports related clothing & equipment.

CAN I TRANSFER FROM ONE COLLEGE TO ANOTHER?

Yes, you are able to transfer from one college to another so long as you have earned at least 24 credit hours at the initial university you attended. Acceptance of college credit from one university to another will be decided by the admissions office at the receiving university. There is a chance that not all credits will be transferable and these cases are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

WHEN DO I NEED TO SIGN UP FROM THE NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE?

Athletes need to register for the NCAA Clearinghouse (Eligibility Center). However, only athletes who are going to compete at the NCAA Division 1 and 2 levels need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
When you do register, a college coach will need to ask that your profile be placed on the Institutional Request List (IRL). College coaches use the NCAA Eligibility Center to verify your academics and your amateurism. Only when a coach does this will your information be processed. Also, until you register with the Clearinghouse, you will not be allowed to go on official visits to schools or receive official scholarship offers.

CAN PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES GET SPORT SCHOLARSHIPS?

No, you must be classified as an amateur sports athlete.

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT (NLI)?

This is a binding contract between you and the school for one year. Once you have signed this contract you are committed to that school for one year and you are no longer eligible to sign with a different program.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CHANGE MY MIND AFTER SIGNING THE NLI?

You are bound to the agreement signed with the NLI. If you do not honor your NLI you lose one year of Eligibility and must serve one year’s residence at your next NLI institution before receiving a scholarship.

WHAT IS REDSHIRTING?

You are allowed five years to compete four years at the college level. If you are eligible to compete but choose to sit out that year it is called you redshirt year.

WHAT IS GRAY SHIRTING?

You are allowed five years to compete four years. If you have experienced a season ending injury, medical or family emergency you can apply for an extra year of eligibility. This extra year is known as a “Grayshirt”.

WHAT IS THE QUIET PERIOD?

Coaches cannot evaluate you nor have any in-person contact with you from outside of their college campus. Coaches can write or call you during this time.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN OSM SCHOLARSHIPS IS APPROVED & CERTIFIED?

The approval process was implemented by the NCAA national office, to ensure compliance with legislated requirements governing the elements required to permit an institution’s subscription and interaction with scholarship agencies and their prospective athletes.

DO I NEED HEALTH INSURANCE?

Most universities offer basic health insurance coverage; however, most plans do not include coverage outside of the university for personal activities or during non-university periods.

WHAT DOES A SPORT SCHOLARSHIP NOT COVER?

  • SAT Registration – average $125

  • TOEFL registration – average $195 (International student only)

  • NCAA or NAIA clearinghouse fee – average $125

  • Visa – average $450 (International student only)

  • Flights – average $750 (Unless a stipend is received)

CAN I WORK WHEN IN UNIVERSITY?

American student athletes can work on and off campus during their duration in university. International student athletes can only work on campus. Most on campus jobs pay between $9-15 an hour with the average student making $3000 – $6000 a year.

WHO FOUNDED OSM SCHOLARSHIPS?

OSM Scholarship was founded by Javier Alcarria with the mission of constructing unique athletic opportunities for athletes across the globe. Javier Alcarria from Valencia, Spain played highly competitive soccer for Vila-real Club de Fútbol and Club de Fútbol Castellón and after 14 success years of playing in Spain he decided to come to America on a soccer scholarship in order to continue his education and soccer career. During his college career Javier noticed that many student athletes were struggling to obtain a sport and academic scholarship, not because they didn’t have the talent or knowledge but because they weren’t doing the right things to obtain scholarships. Sometimes it was because they were doing it themselves and in other cases because the agencies they were working with weren’t doing a good job at helping their clients to obtain scholarships. Javier didn’t hesitate, he wanted to help the next generation of student-athletes and founded OSM to achieve his purpose.

HOW CAN I APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP OR JOB AT OSM SCHOLARSHIPS?

Simple. Send an email to odiseasports@hotmail.com, Include your resume and a 1minute video of why you want to work or intern with us.