In recent seasons a growing number of Apprentices have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake a scholarship in America and made the most of funding opportunities, a vibrant and diverse university lifestyle in a new culture and the chance to play football at a good level while at the same time studying towards a degree.
LFE’s Guide to American Scholarships should provide you with enough information to understand what the opportunity is and the required process to make it a reality – you can read the guide by visiting this page.
Alternatively, if you have any doubts about pursuing this pathway, you can hear the thoughts of three former apprentices regarding their U.S. experience by viewing the video below.
It is possible to secure a scholarship without any external assistance but this is not always easy or realistic due to the timing of being released from a club or deciding late and so during 2013 LFE conducted a thorough assessment process to find an organisation to assist LFE in supporting Apprentices to transition to the USA.
LFE now maintains a successful relationship with PASS4Soccer who offer a significant discount for Apprentice players (cost of £995) wishing to access PASS4Soccer’s network of services – which covers all aspects of gaining a scholarship as well as placement aftercare.
What the PASS4Soccer Programme covers:
If players or parents have any questions about studying in the USA, please contact PASS4Soccer using the details below and they will be happy to help: