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The Wisdom Of Pursuing Athletic Scholarships

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Dr. Joseph Donahue is an orthopedic surgeon at SOAR Clinic in Redwood City and has served as team physician for the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University as well as an orthopedic consultant for the San Francisco Giants. He is the team physician for Santa Clara University.

Here, Dr. Donahue explains that very few student-athletes receive scholarships and even fewer gain enough scholarship funds to re-pay a family's investment in a child's athletic development. By the time you total up fees, travel costs, private coaching, top-notch equipment and all the other expenses that can go into pursuing an athletic scholarship, you may be better off saving that money to pay for college.