ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- For most parents, the hope of their child getting a full ride scholarship to play a sport in college is just a dream. But if your child chooses the right sport or has a unique talent, universities may be willing to pay.
Strong academics and a high ACT score are the core to even be considered for a scholarship. But some sports give you better odds than others at earning college cash. And for non-athletes, taking an interest one step further can really pay off.
AJ Varekois has been playing golf every day since the age of 12. He devotes 80 hours a week to the sport and plays in all weather conditions until there's snow on the ground. His training includes private lessons and competition in national tournaments.
AJ has his eye on a dream, "Scoring a scholarship," he said. But only one percent of high school athletes actually land full ride scholarships.