Your scholarship in the USA
College rowing is best known around the world because of the duel between the Harvard and Yale universities. Rowing is a very prestigious sport, especially at the elite universities of the Ivy League. Because of this, these schools recruit all over the world. Rowing is also very important outside of the Ivy League and is very well supported by the colleges.
In a time-consuming sport like rowing, it is important to have the right partners. In the USA you can develop not only athletically, but also academically and position yourself in the best possible way for your career after your career.
As a premium provider for placing rowers in the United States, with our set of service offers, we will ensure that you won’t have any problems on your way to the United States and be able to focus on school sports and your everday life.
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Rowing in the USA
How many scholarships are there?
Ivy League universities, such as Harvard or Yale, generally do not award sports scholarships. Nevertheless, with our help it is possible to obtain very attractive scholarship offers.
Rowing is a very expensive sport. For this reason, there are comparatively few programs in the USA, but they are allowed to distribute a large budget of sports scholarships and can almost guarantee an elite level degree.
- Universities with rowing teams: 102
- Full scholarships per team: 20
How is the training in the USA structured?
As in Europe, rowers practice at a high intensity-level almost every day in the week. While there are only a few full-time coaches in Germany, the American coaches are paid by the university and can therefore dedicate themselves exclusively to their athletes. Since many colleges also have excellent rowing facilities directly on campus, the athletes do not have to travel long distances to their training location.
What does a season at college look like?
Compared to other sports, where the season is often limited to one semester, rowers have competitions in fall and spring. In principle, the fall semester is to be seen as a preparatory phase, accompanied by regattas, which often only have longer races in their program. In winter the focus is on preparing for the regatta season in spring, which is supplemented by a few ergometer competitions.
In spring the main season at the college begins. Here are the most important regattas, which are used for the qualification to the regional and national championships. In most cases, the college season ends in May.
Requirements for your scholarship
Rowing at the colleges in the USA is of a very high standard, as the universities recruit worldwide. Additionally, there aren’t too many colleges that provide the funding to put together an entire rowing team.
Nevertheless, you have the chance to get a high scholarship in the USA.
For men, talents should already have started at World and European Championships. For women, a top placement at state championships or participation in the National championships is often enough.
Don’t worry: even athletes who have not yet achieved this level of success can get a scholarship in the USA. With our chances assessment, our experts can look at each athlete individually and show their options in detail.
In the following overview you will find a small orientation guide based on the 2000m ergometer performance.