Recruiting Company to Help U.S. Hispanics Get a College Education

Recruiting Company to Help U.S. Hispanics Get a College Education

Since 1997, IDEA has helped more than 1400 young people get access to more than $47,000,000 in athletic and academic scholarships offerings IDEA hosts a summer showcase in Fla. for intl. athletes looking for scholarships


Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–May 20, 2005–Looking to begin or continue your college education this fall, but don’t know how or where to begin? IDEA is an international recruiting organization specializing in assisting minorities and foreign candidates achieve their educational goals. The IDEA program, which has heretofore focused mostly on Latin American recruitment, is expanding this year into the U.S., with a special focus on the U.S. Hispanic market.

“IDEA works with several colleges in the U.S. who want to increase their international student or minority student base with the idea that diversity enriches the classroom,” said Martin Duhour, president of IDEA. “Colleges look for three types of candidates: those who excel in academics, or those who excel in sports, or both.”

The athletic showcase gives candidates who excel in soccer, tennis, basketball or golf the opportunity to show their stuff in front of coaches from all over the U.S. This year, the two-week summer program to take place in July will be hosted at three institutions throughout Florida. More than 250 candidates from 25 countries participate in the athletic showcase every year.

Participation in the athletic showcase costs $2,700 which includes room and board at the program and ground transportation to and from the different activities and venues. Participation in the academic program costs $1,600. Both programs offer scholarships/tuition waivers offerings unique to the IDEA programs. Scholarships are awarded immediately after the program for the 2005 fall or 2006 spring terms.

“The IDEA program gives international students and now minority students the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Coach Blake Johnson of Lawrence University.

Deadline to register for both programs is June 30.

The “idea” for IDEA started with Martin Duhour from Argentina. Martin received a full baseball scholarship to study at McKendree College in Illinois, and after receiving his degree in marketing, he started his own organization addressing the needs of both candidates and U.S. colleges.

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Naomi Newton


Recruiting Company to Help U.S. Hispanics Get a College Education