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Why do star quarterbacks get full rides but not brilliant scientists?

Star quarterbacks ang great football players get a full ride to college all expenses paid, but a lot of brilliant scientists still have to pay tuition and fees.

What is the difference here? Why is a quarterback more valuable to a college than a scientist?

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The sporting stars are revenue generating.

  • 1 month ago

    Because it isn't true. My friend's daughter got a full ride scholarship to a large midwestern university's engineering school. It was full merit-based, no need involved (her dad's a doctor). 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    That is not true. The same colleges that give athletic scholarships also award merit scholarships.  My nephew, a promising young student of science and engineering, is also a great basketball player.  His scholarship to Duke University is for science.    

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    It's all in how Americans set priorities, which incidentally are totally screwed up. Our current culture places a higher value on athletic prowess and success in sports than it does on people being really well educated and smart. Football players are more valuable to schools than traditional students are because the football players bring in tons of money from things like TV broadcast rights, the sale of memorabilia, etc. Kids who are "nerds" and who place academics over sports aren't as attractive to schools, because they won't generate income for the institution.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    no one is a brilliant accomplished scientist in high school .. but many quarterbacks (all football positions and basketball players) are highly skilled in high school 

    to be a brilliant scientist you most often have to be finished with college and work at he job for years to be brilliant ... most of the potential people  never get past college, because they become teachers where they never are a benefit to society (not brilliant) 

    the NFL is a huge money making machine and the money rolls down to the schools 

    few VERY FEW scientist become a Jonas Salk 

    the military men like Surgeon Major W. C. Gorgas. often stumble on greatness.. it was not his goal but a need of a event 

    https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/about/history/panama_c...

    and the fact is college is over rated government subsidies make college cost more than fair market value 

  • 1 month ago

    My daughter is currently attending college on a full-ride PhD program in genetics.  

  • John
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Your question is based on a false premise.  Many outstanding high school graduates receive full academic scholarships to college.  

  • 1 month ago

    There are way more University scholarships for academic achievement than there are for athletic achievement. It's just people's perception that it's the other way, perhaps because star athletes get more attention than star students. 

  • 1 month ago

    Are brilliant scientists being offered millions for television rights or filling stadiums with 60,000-80,000 paying ticket holders?

  • 1 month ago

    Which 18 year old brilliant scientist are you talking about?

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