Scout: Laura Grillo Abdelnour
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I am an enterprising, creative, innovative person who strives to achieve her goals.
I love and practice different sports.
I am the mother of four children, three of whom have been part of elite soccer teams, First Division, and participated in national and international tournaments. I have seen firsthand the benefits of sport and the advantages of being able to access international scholarships.
My expertise is in education; I am the General Director of a school in Costa Rica. I have created programs in the schools I have worked in to help high-performance athletes continue their studies while practicing sports.
I’m passionate about everything I do, and I’m sure I can motivate others to become the best version of themselves and achieve their goals in life.
“Both study and sports come first in the life of a student-athlete.”
Achievements & interesting facts
Accreditation in 2019 as an AFEC School (Athlete Friendly Education Centre) by The World Academy of Sports. The first and only school in Latin America: St. Jude School.
Alliance with the National University for the program ́Excercise is Medicine ́. The first school in Costa Rica.
Development of the CASE V Program for high-performance student-athletes at St Jude School and Heart, Mind, and Spirit in motion in Saint Mary School.
WHAT IS AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP?
Athletic as well as academic scholarships are much more common in the US than in most other countries. Athletic scholarships are awarded to athletes of outstanding performance in order to enable them to finance their studies in the US. The athlete participates fully in practice sessions with the college team and represents the university in various tournaments and competitions. The coaches’ job is to professionally look after the teams; in this sense, he has a similar position to that of a professor and is also paid accordingly.
For what reasons are scholarships awarded?
For generations, American universities have had college teams in all kinds of sports. These teams are professionally managed by specially employed coaches and serve as an advertisement for the respective university in numerous competitions. If a team has regional or even nationwide success, the media will cover its development. That is why college teams are a means to market the university in order to recruit new students. For this reason, the universities provide the coaches with a budget to recruit talented athletes from around the world and help them finance their studies or even their entire stay abroad.
Why an athletic scholarship to America
The American College system produces some of the best sporting talent in the world. The facilities, coaching and support networks including sports science, nutrition, physiotherapy and fitness training are all world class. Universities travel the length and breadth of the United States to play each other; it is big business involving, massive corporate sponsorship, fanatical crowds, rich history, and national television coverage. Collegiate sports are as close to a professional environment as it’s possible to get. A normal schedule involves one to two training sessions or practices a day plus additional sports specific weights and fitness sessions within in a normal athletic scholarship. All this alongside a full university degree program.
Athletic Scholarships are funded sports programs that include Football (Soccer), Golf, Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey, American Football, Baseball, Swimming & Diving, Track and Field, Fencing, Rowing (Crew), Skiing, Gymnastics and many more athletic scholarship programs.