Warwick sports stars head to US on scholarships

Warwick School will join FirstPoint USA's portfolio of UK partner schools

Warwick School has signed a partnership agreement with FirstPoint USA, which has offices at Wembley Stadium, the Etihad, Manchester and Glasgow. The independent day and boarding school for boys will join the company’s ‘elite’ portfolio of partnering schools in the UK.

This will mean Warwick School’s pupils will be able to take advantage of FirstPoint’s scholarship programme, which gives students access to 2,500 universities and colleges in the USA. They have already placed over 8,000 student athletes on scholarships since 2001.

Warwick School has many sporting success stories to its name including National Cup wins for its First XV rugby squads during 2016/17 and 2017/18.

FirstPoint and Warwick School will work together across several events and initiatives to ensure that pupils interested in studying in the USA are guided carefully through the scholarship process and provided with all the information and support they require.   

It’s fantastic for us to be working with a prestigious school like Warwick, which has a rich history of success both academically and athletically

Tom Pierce, director of rugby at Warwick School, said: “We are excited to form a new partnership with FirstPoint and look forward to seeing the partnership supporting our young student-athletes by enabling them to further their education and sports aspirations in the USA.

“Many of our pupils are very strong academically and will move through into higher education in the UK. However, I know that there’s an increasing move for some of our sporting pupils to explore the fantastic opportunities America has to offer.”

Dean Kelbrick, head of partnerships and scouting at FirstPoint USA, added: “It’s fantastic for us to be working with a prestigious school like Warwick, which has a rich history of success both academically and athletically. FirstPoint has partnered with several other senior independent schools, grammar schools and colleges in the UK who, like FirstPoint, care passionately about providing life-changing opportunities that enable students to be the best they can be.”