Question About Tryouts And Selecting Colleges

Discussion in 'College Cheerleading, NCATA, & STUNT' started by mygirlkristi, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. oncecoolcoachnowmom

    oncecoolcoachnowmom Bestest Newbie '14

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    ^^^Yeah, I was trying to see if maybe she is confusing STUNT and A&T with cheer? Very different.

    Otherwise, I need to know where these full ride cheer schools are. Unicorn State?

     
  2. purplecheer

    purplecheer I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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  3. idrive

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    A lot of colleges here are starting to bring STUNT in with their competitive cheer. The schools I have heard that have extended full ride offers in Oklahoma are Cameron University, Oklahoma City University, Southwest Christian University, Northern Oklahoma College ( jr. college ), University of Central Oklahoma, St. Gregory's University and Oklahoma Baptist University. Granted I have not seen these full ride offers but feel pretty confident as to the where the information came from. The kids we know that have received full ride offers are probably in the top 10% to 20% of athletes.

    I think as STUNT comes more of age larger universities will start to offer better scholarships and attach them to their competitive cheer squads as most of those athletes will be able to handle both. One school I keep hearing will soon be offering much larger scholarships is Oklahoma State University. Time will tell but it does appear momentum is building for bigger better scholarships in the world of collegiate cheer and STUNT.

    I know of kids this year holding offers that include everything but a meal plan and/or room and board which isn't a big deal assuming you live close enough to eat /sleep at home. In the case we know of the above holds true so from a parent perspective it effectively becomes a full ride since tuition, books, fees and travel expenses are all covered by the University.

    These schools mentioned above are a mix of NCAA and NAIA if that matters to anyone. What has been key for my daughter is getting in front of the coaches at some of the schools she has been interested in and letting them evaluate her talent, then discussing scholarships. If we went solely off each schools website we wouldn't have visited several of the ones that are now recruiting her.

    Last thing I will add is some of these schools won't officially extend their offers until you complete the FAFSA paperwork. They want to see how much or how little help you may get from the government which in turn lessens the schools out of pocket.
     
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  4. Ems

    Ems I have my own cheer message board

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    I don't know how far STUNT is going to progress since many of the STUNT teams are the competitive cheer and/or game day cheer team for the colleges and universities. And since cheer isn't an official sport, why would they shell out the money with how expensive it is with very little revenue. I think until there is a separation of STUNT teams and cheer teams, not much will happen.
    This is just my opinion coming from my experience competing in STUNT though. So if you really can get a full ride, all the power to you, but I need to see it to believe it.
     
  5. quitthedrama

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    STUNT is different than game day and competitive cheer so you can't really compare the two. There are colleges who are offering some form of scholarship for STUNT, but there are many cheerleaders who have no desire to compete in that format. I'm glad your daughter is finding good opportunities though!

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  6. idrive

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    I don't know how some of the schools here in Oklahoma are offering some of the scholarships for cheer. I think it has to do with how the school views cheer and STUNT. The schools offering the best scholarships have brought cheer under the umbrella of the Athletic Department and by doing so are treating it as a sport regardless of how it is officially recognized. The counter to this is there are still a lot of schools that view cheer as an activity and as a result it isn't under the Athletic Department.

    If you are looking for scholarships I would say don't give up on it as there may be more out there. I can tell you as a parent I have been pleasantly surprised by what we have seen so far from some colleges recruiting my daughter. If it's a goal / dream don't give up on it.