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Welcome Athletes World Foundation (AWF) provides sport scholarships Many athletes are unable to afford education. Athletes World Foundation (AWF) aims to break down athletes financial barriers preventing them from continuing their Education through Sport. Our team has extensive experience within sport allowing us to recognize and understand the challenges student athletes commonly face in life after sport without an education. www.athletesworldfoundation.org
About Alex I wish to combine both my academic ability and sporting talent into a college scholarship which will allow me to achieve my full potential. I realize that at college you are a student first and athlete second. I will always strive to positively represent the college and give my best to achieve the best results.
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Personal info & Academics
Date of birth: 03.16.1996 Citizen: UK Sex: Male Height: 1.82m Weight: 153lbs NCAA Clearinghouse No. 1304270796 High school: Sussex Downs College Graduation: 2014 Grades: English Language B English Literature B Math B Science A ICT A History A Sport Studies B French C Resistant Materials C Religious Studies B Biology B Chemistry C Psychology B PE B College education goals: During school I have always enjoyed the sciences more than most other subjects. I want to achieve in all my subjects but especially Biology and Chemistry, and can hopefully go on to pursue a degree combining these two subjects and receive a Bachelor or Masterâ€™s degree.
Why America? â€œSince I began playing soccer as a 5 year old, I have always played regularly and wanted to compete at the highest level.â€? Alex Nelson
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Why Alex I want to make the most of my time being able to play sport and take it to the highest possible level I can, before searching for a long term career.
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Sport: Current coach:
Soccer Ian Stevens
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Achievements Won division 2 U14 Sussex Youth league. Captain of school soccer team throughout secondary school. Won 7 tournaments between 2004-2012. (Ringmer, Eastbourne Town x2, Eastbourne borough, Seaford, Brighton, Ratton) Runners up county cup 2011/12 Won players player of the year 2011/12 Supporters player of the year 2010/11 Best footballer of year group at school School team got to semifinals of the Sussex schools county cup. Runners up in U18 East Sussex Youth League 2012/13 Represented my school in county championships for cross country and sprinting events. Teams St. Thomas A Beckett St. Richards Catholic College Ratton Rangers (club) Polegate Grasshoppers (club)
What makes you different to other players? I believe I have a unique drive and more determination than the average person that will force me to succeed. I am a very competitive person and will do whatever it takes to win. However I understand how important academics are, so my will to win will have an effect both on and off the pitch. I am an outgoing person and will make every effort to represent the college in a good light whilst being a team player. Why do you want to compete in college? Since I began playing soccer as a 5 year old, I have always played regularly and wanted to compete at the highest level. I realize that the chances of making a career out of soccer are extremely slim. I have also always been academically able, and the college scholarship system I believe I will fulfill my potential by allowing me to compete in sport at the highest level whilst allowing me to study for a degree which will sustain me in a career after graduation. College goals? Even during secondary school I had to be up at 6am in order to get a train to school. I am no stranger to hard work and have always balanced school work and sports, being successful in both. I believe this will be beneficial to me, and I an asset to whatever team I am in. I want to be the best player in any team Iâ€™m in, I want to win championships with my team, and hopefully make it to the MLS draft. Life goals? At the end of my time at college, ideally I would like to be a part of the MLS draft; I understand that this could be unrealistic. Failing that I would want to graduate with a degree in something along the lines of Biotechnology and become a Bioinformatician or something similar. I want to make the most of my time being able to play sport and take it to the highest possible level I can, before searching for a long term career.
Im ready Alex has prepared his entire life to take the next step in his game and gain a quality education at the same time.
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