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Gibbs 1 Mikal Gibbs Professor Hicks ENG 100 6 December 2016 Argument of Proposal Sports in schools keep students out of trouble as it is an outlet used to help students relieve stress. In college, funding has become a problem for students who were awarded athletic scholarships. The scholarships offered only partially covered leaving students to pay the remainder. This can be a problem because some families cannot even afford to pay half of the college tuition. Colleges should implement various methods for students to pay off their remaining tuition. These methods would give students a better chance of continuing their studies. Methods like offering a stipend, or education trust where student athletes can continue with college even after their scholarship eligibility is no longer valid would prove to be helpful for student athletes. Sports in America is considered very important, but so is the education and well-being of students. When they both correlate, they produce positive benefits for students of any education level. An educational trust would help students to continue throughout the semester with having to worry about being kicked out of the university. A Big Ten Commissioner by the name of Jim Delany coined this idea. The initial problem was that student athletes were offered scholarships that did not cover their entire college tuition for the semester. This made it difficult for student to continue participating in sporting events and classes. An educational trust, per Kevin Trahan, “allows athletes to finish their degrees on scholarship even after their athletic eligibility expires.” This gives students the benefit of finishing college debt free. This can be feasible, because it is
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Gibbs 2 not at all expensive for the colleges that decide to implement this to their system. Michael Rothstein stated that, “If an athlete chooses to do so, the school would pick up the tab for the rest of that player's education.” This education trust ends when all the money is spent on the person that is receiving education. Colleges that can afford to offer stipend for the benefit of the student athlete should implement this method into their system. This will allow student athletes the chance to continue their studies. This method is not exactly costly for colleges because not every student athlete needs to be offered a stipend. It is only needed for the student athlete’s families who cannot afford to pay of half to tuition fees. The amount offered should be constant for all students which would less of a financial problem for colleges and universities that give stipends out. This will give families a better chance of gathering money to pay of the remain fee. For example, the
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