SPUSA 20 years


Are you one of many young Australian athletes who wants to continue to develop in the sport that has been a big part of your life for many years? Do you feel you need to choose between study and your sporting dreams?

Are you a parent of one of these young Australian athletes and would like to see them realise their sporting dream, but would also like them to continue onto tertiary study?

Both can be achieved together.

As an athlete, imagine returning from the USA aged 21 with a universally recognised degree behind you, having saved money over the four years by not paying HECS. Added to this, you received state-of-the-art training by specialised coaches to continue to develop in your chosen sport. Interested? Then talk to our team at Study & Play USA on 07 3103 3083 to find out how we can help you achieve your academic and athletic goals by finding your right US college scholarship fit. You can also contact us by:

Read what some of our scholarship recipients and their parents have said, on our testimonial page , about how we have assisted them realise their academic and athletic goals.

About Study & Play USA

We are Australia’s leading expert in US university sports scholarships. We have over 15 years’ experience helping Australian student athletes find their right academic and athletic fit. We’re not here to convince you to take this pathway. Rather, our priority is to inform and educate each individual family. We’ll sit down with you and your family to provide you with customised and personal advice relevant to you and your goals and dreams. Should you decide you would like to be considered for a US college scholarship, then this is how our Study & Play USA team can help you achieve your goals.

Our US college recruiting process

The college recruiting processes isn’t as simple as waiting at home for the coaches to call. You need to be noticed by the college coaches. Being proactive is key and this is where our team at Study & Play USA’s expertise comes in.

It’s also important to start educating yourself about the US college recruiting process early. Our experience is that those who know about the process and plan for it early have better long-term outcomes.

Finding the right athletic scholarship comes down to finding schools that are right for you. This takes time. Discussion with you and your family is important. By having Study & Play USA involved in your application process, we’ll develop your profile and find the right university fit for you.

We do this by taking advantage of our long term relationships with thousands of coaches and colleges, uploading training and competition footage, visa paperwork and more – we understand the eligibility criteria and keep on top of any rule changes to ensure your application process is as smooth as possible.

Uploaded video highlights and portfolios also give US coaches the opportunity to scout you while we help manage the recruiting process. We can’t stress enough that early education on the recruiting process and starting early are important to help increase your opportunities when US colleges come calling.

Having our experienced team in Australia and the US involved will also allow you to concentrate on the important things – your sport skills and keeping your academic grades up.

Once you have a coach who is interested in you and is from an institution that suits you, then we have to prove to them that you would be a valuable asset to their athletic team. This is not just about your abilities on the field. They will also need to see that you have good academic marks and a reputation for being a hard-working team player.

After that, it’s a process of completing the necessary eligibility and visa paperwork, finding suitable accommodation and getting you ready for your transition to life in the US.

If you would like to know more about the US college scholarship program, then go to the Get in touch with our team on (07) 3856 2233!

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An Aussie's Transformative
US College Journey

By Study & Play Director, Chris Bates