About SPUSA

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The Experts in US College Athletic Scholarships

In 2008, Study Play USA Founder Jo Dawkins accepted a 4 year Athletic- Scholarship (soccer) to American Division 1 University ‘Florida International University’ (FIU) in Miami, Florida. Jo graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and a minor in Business Administration. During his time at FIU Jo achieved numerous academic and sporting awards including Conference USA Honor Roll and Magna Cum Laude (Top of class High Distinction) with a 3.77 GPA, as well as team captain.

On returning to New Zealand Jo founded Study Play USA out of a desire to provide a pathway for other talented athletes to fulfill their dreams to study and play in the USA, and experience the same amazing opportunities he had as a Student Athlete in the US Collegiate system.

It is rare in this day and age but for us this business is not just about the money. Without exception our own experiences as student athletes in the US system changed our lives. As a result of our time in the US each of the recruitment team here at Study Play USA significantly improved our game and performance, had the opportunity to play against the very best athletes (not just in the US but from around the world), we gained a world class education and qualifications, we built life-long friendships with fellow students and athletes from right around the world; we experienced things, people and places you just can’t experience back home and most importantly we grew as human beings.

The main driver for us at Study Play USA is to create the same opportunity for as many other student athletes to follow in our footsteps as possible. We know that we were privileged to have had this experience ourselves. The greatest way we can repay that privilege is to use our experience, connections and passion to lead the way for our future athletes to quite literally follow in our footsteps.

When you are ready to get started on this journey, we’d love to hear from you!