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Published: Thursday, June 19 2014 11:50 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

What is the definition of a scholarship - I assume any financial assistance, even if it is a quarter of tuition or the school will pay for books? I also understood many of these colleges play at a college level that do not award scholarships, so not sure what it means that a high school player received a scholarship from that school?

Layton, UT

The wording in this article is deceiving because several of these colleges do not offer athletic scholarships. Many student athletes are excellent students and obtain academic scholarships and choose to play sports while receiving academic or departmental scholarships. I appreciate D-News highlighting all the talented athletes that are advancing to the next level, but it creates an inaccurate picture for those seeking to advance. In reality, your chances of receiving financial assistance will not come through an athletic scholarship at most schools. Money is tight everywhere, the limited athletic budgets tend to get spread across many athletes on the roster. Unfortunately, there are very few athletes that experience a full-ride athletic scholarship now-a-days; the athletes who do receive something tend to receive partial assistance.

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