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Scholarship Opportunities

Share. Educate. Empower. is what IOU Sports is all about.  We receive many request regarding scholarship opportunties and we wanted to share with you some of our findings.  If you know of any other scholarship websites, please pass them on to share with others.  Please note, like any opportunity, please check your resources, do your homework about the scholarship and ask questions before applying.  Good Luck!

For Girls Only, How To Get A College Athletic Scholarship: A Step-by-Step Process:  Searching for a college athletic scholarship can be complicated and overwhelming. In this book, you are encouraged to continue your athletic dreams in college by having access to this step-by-step recruiting process. Many high school girls think their sporting days are over after high school. Countless female athletes are overlooked due to the lack of information available to them. Parents, counselors and high school coaches are currently unaware of the opportunities available in college athletics.  This is a must have book that offers a simplified method in pursuing your athletic scholarship.

Women's Sports Foundation:  Are you a high school athlete ready to pursue a college degree but not sure where to start? Are you an undergraduate student looking to pursue your master’s or doctorate? The Women’s Sports Foundation understands that funding a college education is not an easy task! Check out their links for help with college planning, search through their vast scholarship databases and start applying for scholarships today!

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Black Excel:   Recently named as a major college help resource in editions of Ebony (Sept. 2006) and Black Enterprise (Oct. 2006). Founder Isaac Black, has been a keynote speaker for the College Board (New York City). Their college guide is still a featured Black Expressions Book Club selection. Black Excel has "distinguished itself as one of the most popular sites in its category." - Snap Directory Team. We've been a "Top 10" BET pick, and called one of the "top 25 educational web sites" in the nation (I-WAY magazine). You've read about us in Emerge and Career Forcus.

Bernell Hooker

Bernell Hooker is the Founder and CEO of Images of Us (IOU) Sports; a non-profit organization that empowers girls and women through education and sports. "Think of yourself as an athlete. I guarantee you it will change the way you walk, the way you work, and the decisions you make about leadership, teamwork, and success." - Mariah Burton Nelson