America Comprehended: Athletic Scholarships

by awindram

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS: The procedure in which admission to an academic institution is made on the basis of sporting ability rather than scholastic. This out-the-box thinking can be seen in all areas of American society. For instance, a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship is entitled to a try out for any major league sports team. Similarily Citibank have had great success selecting their MDs from among MFA grads of the Iowa Writers Workshop, while a Hollywood career is seen as the perfect preparation for being President.