You must have heard about basketball scholarships and since you are a good player you must be quite excited and confident too. Well, the fact is that every year, thousands of high school students apply and compete for this scholarship program. Since there is no guarantee that you can win the award money, the only thing you can do is increase your chances of winning. Do your best and leave the rest. It is good to start preparing as early as possible. Usually students decide very early which school or college they want to attend and so interested basketball players should start playing as early as possible.
Remember, if you are planning to opt for scholarships related to basketball, being a good player and playing for your school team is not enough for you. Find out whether there is any team in your locale and try to join it. Always keep in mind, winning an athletic scholarship means you need recognition and lot of recommendations as well. If you are not being noticed by your coaches, promote yourself. Let your coaches know how well you play and also ask them for helping you improve and play even better.
If you are planning to apply for basketball scholarships to pay for college, visit the college you are interested in attending and get in touch with the coaches there. Show them the DVD or tape of your game when you write them a letter or approach personally. You can also ask your high school basketball coach to contact the college coaches or write letters of recommendation in your favor. In addition to doing all this, you should not neglect your studies.
In order to qualify for any scholarship program you need a certain level of grade point average and maintain it throughout your high school senior year. So, get good grades in high school, take the SAT and ACT tests and try to score good if you are seriously interested to apply for basketball scholarships and you are sure that you have the caliber and capability to compete. Do not underestimate this financial aid program and put your best foot forward.