University of Alabama
A scholarship from the University of Alabama paves the way for athletes to achieve their dreams. The scholarship allows them to focus on their academic and athletic career by covering costs such as tuition, housing, meals, and travel to competitions. In addition, the benefits include first-class training facilities and outstanding medical care
Finally, the scholarship helps athletes to focus on a successful athletic and academic career.
Doris is a world class athlete from Kenya (West Pokot) who received a full scholarship from Dan Waters, the Track and Field head coach of the University of Alabama.
Scholarbook organized her stay in Germany for the visa appointment at the U.S. consulate and covered all costs as it was not possible to the same visa in Nairobi.
A full scholarship at the University of Alabama covers costs of $1,841 per month plus $700 for meals and other expenses. Thanks to this financial support, athletes can concentrate on their studies and personal development without having to bear financial burdens. In addition, the scholarship covers all tuition fees as well as housing costs.
But that’s not all: the scholarship provides athletes with free training equipment and unlimited access to training facilities. Medical care and physiotherapy are provided free of charge as well as excellent tutoring.
August till May
June and July
At some universities, top athletes can receive an additional allowance on top of their regular scholarship.
This amount is much higher than the average income in Nigeria.
In most cases, athletes used this extra money to support their families in their home countries – countries where family is particularly important. The motivation of these athletes to perform extremely well, both in athletics and academics, is therefore very high.
A full scholarship of a U.S. university has many positive effects for the athletes: Not only for them personally but also for their families, friends, and coaches in their home countries. On average, athletes give 20 % of their pocket money to their families. Another 10 % go to their former coaches and to socially disadvantaged people in their communities.