Below is an example of an Athletic Letter of Intent / Scholarship Offer. For many recruits, this is the ultimate goal. Unfortunately, very few student-athletes and families fully understand that an athletic scholarship is a contract with a number of conditions. Keep in mind that this is simply an example and scholarship offers will vary.
We encourage you to read through the example thoroughly, but here are a few details to pay close attention to:
Athletic Letter of Intent/Scholarship Offer
The following terms and conditions define an offer of an athletic scholarship for participation in the sport of baseball by NCSA University and the acceptance of that scholarship by Randy Taylor for the 2008-09 academic year.
I. AMOUNT OF OFFER:
This offer is a scholarship in the amount of $ 8,736.00 which is equivalent to 70% of the tuition cost for the 2008-09 academic year only; $ 4,368.00 will be applied to the Fall 2008 semester and $ 4,368.00 will be applied to the Spring 2009 semester.
II. QUALIFICATION FOR ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP
III. CONTINUANCE AND/OR DISCONTINUANCE OF SCHOLARSHIP
This document represents an offer regarding only an athletic scholarship between Smith University and the student-athlete. The scholarship must be confirmed by an official award letter from the Financial Aid Office after completion of all documents required by the college. All Smith University Scholarships require a semester and cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0. Student-athletes who fail to maintain these grading standards will have their scholarships terminated at the end of the term in which they fell below the standards.
IV. APPEAL OF DISCONTINUANCE
VI. DECLARATION OF INTENT:
By signing below, I agree to attend Smith University during the 2008-09 academic year and to participate on the college’s intercollegiate team in the scholarship sport specified on page 1 of this agreement. I have read each of the forgoing conditions and understand each. I agree to abide by the conditions and to represent the college in a positive manner. I understand that if this letter is not signed and returned to the Head Baseball Coach by June 5, 2008 Smith University may elect to withdraw its offer:
_________ __________ ________ _______,
Name Signature SSN# Date
As representatives of Smith University, the undersigned agree to offer the Athletic Scholarship described to the above named student for the 2008-09 academic year under the agreed-upon conditions.
Head Coach Date
Director of Athletics Date
Dean of Enrollment Services Date
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