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We are with you every step of the way

We founded Made Scholarships in 2009 to inform, inspire, and help student-athletes to have the same amazing university experience that we once had. Our goal is to expose you to the unique opportunities around US college sports, help you find – and fund – the best university, and help you reach your athletic and academic potential while experiencing something new and life-changing. Oh, and we will help you before, during, and after your college career!

Since 2009 we have successfully helped over 800 students from around the world find the right school fit for them considering their unique needs around academics, athletics, location, and finances. We’ll help you navigate the entire process from learning about different types of academic and athletic programs, to exposing you to schools and coaches all over the USA, to getting scholarship offers, to deciding which school is best for you, to obtaining your student VISA, and everything in between.

Extensive relevant experience

Our team is made of former student-athletes with the personal and professional experience to help you navigate the process every step of the way. We are 100% compliant with the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA, and have extensive knowledge of the complex eligibility rules with experience handling almost all eligibility situations.

Guaranteed offers

Before getting started, we analyze your needs and give you a clear picture of what you can expect in terms of academics, athletics, and costs. Our 10+ years of experience in the business allows us to guarantee multiple offers within your cost estimate.

Easy to reach

We have a presence both in Europe, Asia as well as in the U.S and therefore can respond to you almost 24×7 via chat, mail, text, or phone.


Personalized approach

Everyone’s situation is unique and we provide you with all the individual attention you deserve. We believe an important key to finding the right school and program for you is getting to know you personally In addition, we have a unique pricing structure in which you only pay for the level of service that you need.

Extensive network

In addition to our unique database of over 30,000 college and university coaches, we have grown and nurtured an extensive network of personal relationships that allows us to offer our student-athletes the exposure they need to find the right fit and the best possible scholarship options.


Support during and beyond your college career

Our support does not stop once you’ve reached the USA. We are here for you throughout your college career and beyond.

Our team

Our team is made of former student-athletes who know the recruitment process and university experience firsthand.

Dennis den Boer
Dennis den Boer
Founder and owner
Made founder Dennis was awarded a scholarship to play tennis at Berry College in Rome, GA. Throughout his college career, Dennis reached a top-5 national NAIA ranking in singles and top-3 ranking in doubles. He was named All-Conference player of the year in both 2003 and 2004, as well as All-American for two consecutive years. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in International Business Marketing at Berry College, Dennis later went on to pursue his Master’s degree in International Business at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 2009 he founded MADE Scholarships.
Eric Pietersz
Eric Pietersz
Eric has been working for Made since 2013. He is a very experienced tennis coach who worked for several National Federations as National Coach (Dutch, Malaysian, and Sri Lankan). In addition, he was the Davis Cup coach of Malaysia. Eric sees college sports in the USA as a very positive and unique experience for any athlete. He believes that sports allow athletes to compete and grow in an environment that is incredibly vibrant and focused on sports and competition while at the same time developing their academic and work careers. Eric is also responsible for making the college tennis videos.
Niekie Pellens
Niekie Pellens
Soccer ambassador
Niekie’s dream of playing soccer in the USA came true at the University of Wisconsin Parkside (NCAA div 2) in Aug 2012. After two and a half years, she transferred to the University of Missouri–KC (NCAA Division I) where she finished her college soccer career and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration Marketing degree in May 2017. After college Niekie played for VV Alkmaar, Inter Milan and she currently plays professionally for SC Eendracht Aalst.
Eva van t Hoog
Eva van t Hoog
Field hockey ambassador
Eva was born and raised in The Hague, Netherlands. During her junior career, she was national champion under 18 with HDM. At the age of 17, she was awarded a full scholarship to play Division 1 Field Hockey at the University of North Carolina. Throughout her 4-year career, she won the Atlantic Coast Conference 3 times and the National Championship in 2018. Eva graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in communication and a minor in social and economic justice in May 2019. She is currently playing for HDM Dames 1 in the Hoofdklasse.
Mahendra Singh Bisht
Mahendra Singh Bisht
Scout Indian subcontinent
Mahendra is a science graduate & MBA who is born & raised in India. He is a certified Career Enhancement Professional with a specialization in sports career. Mahendra was a prolific sportsperson during his college days and represented up to the intervarsity level in Badminton. Even in his career in Sales & Marketing, where he progressed up to the level of Country Head, he promoted & participated in sports in the best possible ways. He got inclined to tennis after his son started playing the sport. Currently, his son Vaibhav plays college tennis for Cumberland University. As a guide & mentor for many youngsters, he has now decided to place Indian subcontinent tennis talent in the International arena through the route of College Tennis in the USA.
Ruth Zijlstra
Ruth Zijlstra
Volleybal ambassador
Ruth grew up in a loving and athletic family in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During her junior career, Ruth won 6 junior indoor championships (including the Dutch national junior Championship in 2010) and 1 indoor senior championship. She has a big passion for beach volleyball as well. Ruth won overall in different age groups: 4 gold, 4 silver, and 3 bronze medals. At the age of 20, as a libero, she was awarded a full athletic scholarship to play Division II volleyball at Lynn University. Ruth studied and played for three years (two seasons) in beautiful Boca Raton, Florida. In her first season, she and her team wrote history by winning the Sunshine State Conference.Ruth graduated with a MBA with specializations in Healthcare Management and Leadership and Management. She is currently playing for Pharmafilter US Dames 1 in the Topdivisie and continuing medical school. Ruth describes her time in the United States as a dream come true. She would love to help you to experience the same.
Anna Sjoukje Runia
Anna Sjoukje Runia
Track & field ambassador
Anna, born and raised in The Netherlands, was awarded a full scholarship to run track at the University of Miami, Florida. Throughout her college career, Anna was named All-American in 2017 and 2018 for the 4x400m relay and 400m hurdles (NCAA D1). She became ACC conference champion in the 400m hurdles in 2017 and got second place in 2019. In 2019 Anna graduated with a double major in Graphic Design and Psychology. Besides her college career, Anna ran the 400m hurdles at the EC23 in Bydgoszcz, Poland (2017), became Dutch National Champion and made the Dutch team for the European Championships in Berlin in 2018.