Sydney’s scholarship at Walsh University will cover her tuition fees, housing, meals, as well as travel allowances in exchange for her representing the university as a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) golfer. For Sydney, securing the scholarship took time and determination. She researched the schools that offered both golf and academic courses that interested her; introduced herself to the universities’ head golf coaches; kept on top of her academic scores at Regents, as well as golf scores before narrowing down her options with her parents and finally choosing what was the right option for her. When asked what advice she would give to others who would like to follow in her footsteps, her top 3 tips would be: to start contacting coaches as soon as you can, to be consistent and to make a good effort.
Sydney is very much looking forward to moving to a new country and playing sports for her university.
“I feel that studying abroad, especially going alone, will help me become more mature, independent, and a great way to prepare myself for adulthood. My goal is to become the biggest asset to my college team, to graduate, and finally start my life as my own person.”