College Athletes Deserve Pay for Play

750 Words Jan 27th, 2018 3 Pages
There are over 48.9 million students enrolled in public schools in grades pre-k through 12th grade, and another 5.3 million students enrolled in private schools. Of those in public schools alone are 14.8 million high school students in grades 9th through 12th. (nces.ed.gov) Among those high schools are 7.7 million athletes competing not just for victory, but for scholarships as well. (bangordailynews.com)
What is a scholarship? A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education. Scholarships are awarded on various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be reimbursed. (Wikipedia.com)
The most common scholarships are, merit based, need based, student specific, career specific, college specific, and athletic scholarships. Scholarships are a true blessing to not just their student, but to the student’s family and parents as well. There are more than 12.5 million unemployed people in America today. In statistic, the average American makes under $40,000 a year. To be precise, there are 107,761,758 individuals who make under $40,000 a year. (mybudget360.com). Which is a horde of folks who cannot afford college and living expenses. (Wikipedia.com) This is what carries me to my report. There are many students that cannot…
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