Ha, @Steven, very funny, loved that little 'shots fired' quip mate...
@Isaac, I am aware that firstly not all AIS athletes get a full scholarship, some have to pay for things like books and schooling fees or similar during their stay at the AIS.
Secondly, and this is important to consider, a sporting scholarship to an institution like the AIS for some athletes also incorporates studies on top of their sporting committments.
So, your student/athlete is axactly that, both a student and an athlete at the same time.
The sacrifice athletes have to make in order to compete can at times hold them back from climbing a corporate ladder or getting into the work force at a premium time and when their sporting careers are over, not many of them make a million dollars from their sport either...
My point is that the athlete/scholar has to give a lot more and risk a whole lot more that the scholar alone at the time of the scholarship!
Let's face it, not too many literary scholars end up with permanently bent fingers, break a leg, smash a knee or crack a few ribs during their normal study programs do they?