Ernie Els has partnered with reputable scholarship agency, Athletes-USA to recruit worldwide student-athletes from various sports into American universities within the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA.

Founded in 2008, Athletes-USA is comprised of former college athletes, coaches and scouts working together to market and manage scholarships to some of the world’s best known universities. With their network of over 20,000 American college coaches Athletes-USA has helped to deliver scholarships to over 54 countries globally and growing.

“I am delighted to partner with Athletes-USA. As many know, I’m very passionate about cultivating new talents and helping young players get to the next level,” said four-time Major Champion Ernie Els.

He added: “The Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation was founded in 1999 specifically for this purpose; to produce successful young leaders and to help develop them to their fullest potential. But scholarships to universities aren’t as common as they are in America. This is where Athletes-USA steps in. They take a look at you, your talent, your grades, and the overall picture to match and place you into the best university. I think that this is a great opportunity for young junior golfers and all student-athletes who are looking to come to America and attend university on scholarship. This is a game-changer for anyone looking to go further.”

Athletes-USA is able to place student-athletes, from start to finish, in twenty-seven different sports and offers two programs as part of their service, which includes an individual profile on the website and database accessible to their network of coaches and universities. Applicants are also provided with a personal recruiting mentor to help guide them through the process along with providing valuable support during their college careers.

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“Athletes-USA is excited to announce our new partnership with Ernie Els and The Ernie Els Group,” said Athletes-USA Founder, Chris Vidal (pictured above with Ernie at The Ernie Els Group office in Florida). “We welcome this relationship with such a well-respected name in the world of golf and sports. With their help we will further the emphasis of education in sports and focus on helping top level student athletes become champions in the world of academia and sports.”

Chris Vidal, Athletes-USA LLC T: +1 561 543 1505 E:
Piet Pieters, The Ernie Els Group T: +1 561 315 3069 E:

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