Athlete Testimonial

Sammy Murrell Harvard
“Sammy has been interested in an American Scholarship for a number of years but we had no idea how to go about it or how to get things started, after to talking to other parents whose children are on scholarships it was recommended that we use US Scholarships Ltd run by Malcolm McPherson. Malcolm and his team answered all our questions professionally and were there to offer any support or advice along the process. Sammy has ended up with an amazing opportunity to attend one of the top colleges in America after being accepted into Harvard, I have no doubt that this will set her up for life both in her Football and Academic career. Many thanks to US Scholarship Ltd for the service you provided our family.”

Nicole Murrell mother of Sammy


“Patrick Hay came up to Auckland as a boarder at Auckland Grammar School in 2014 from New Plymouth. This was for Patrick’s last year at school. After a handy football season at Auckland Grammar School, Patrick decided to trial for a position in Malcolm McPherson’s US Scholarship programme. The first contact with Malcolm was at the pre trial get together. The process was shown to us in a very easy to understand and professional manner. The trial was also conducted professionally with a good support crew from US Scholarships.



After gaining a spot in the post trial squad a very good training programme was set out for the players for the next twelve months. As Patrick was in his last year at school Malcolm arranged a video package of Patrick playing and began the process of approaching some US Universities that would suit Patrick both academically and his football ability. By the end of January 2016 we had three scholarship offers and Patrick accepted a spot in the Cumberland University team, just out of Nashville Tennessee. He has settled into American life and is really enjoying the football and is also doing very well at his studies.”

Andy Hay Father of Patrick Hay


Chloe Knott NZ U20

“I would like to thank you for your support and advice given to us with regards to Chloe’s scholarship. Chloe is really pleased with securing a full scholarship offer from Georgetown University. We realise that without your intervention we would not have had such an elite school for Chloe. The scholarship process is quite stressful and tenuous it was great that you were able to advocate for Chloe and guide us through the process. I would definitely recommend anyone wishing to secure a scholarship for their child in the US to go through you as it is well worth it. Once again thank you for all you have done and appreciate the time and effort you have put in to secure her scholarship with Georgetown.”
Krish Knott mother of Chloe


Reece Lambert Auck City headshot
” We found USS Ltd’s pathway very broad and open, lots of communication lines both ways from the coaches and delighted to get a result, highly recommended, many thanks USS”
Dean and Hinemoa Parents of Reece Lambert


PNG's Alwin Komolong celebrates his goal. OFC U-17 Men's Championship New Zealand 2011, Papua New Guinea v Fiji, North Harbour Stadium Albany, Monday 10th January 2011. Photo: Shane Wenzlick
A Sincere Word of Thanks to US Scholarships Ltd

Our son Garem  Alwin Komolong is now in his second week at the University of Science and Arts Oklahoma in the United States. He is happy with the University and his prospects for a good education as well as in football or soccer in the US. We are most grateful to the US Scholarships Ltd and the personalized service that Mr McPherson provided. Alwin did Grade 12 and 13 at Liston College in Auckland in 2011 and 2102. He attended a US scholarships camp for initial trials and assessments Malcolm put up his profile up for the US colleges recruitment. Alwin received two very good offers almost immediately and Malcolm guided us in assessing each of these offers thoroughly. He also provided useful guidance about the application processes and procedures required for respective Universities, the US National bodies assessing eligibility for Athlete Scholarships (NAIA, NCAA) and US Immigration for the Student Visa. We are most grateful for this guidance and support especially with us being very unfamiliar with no experience at all about the US system of education and sports scholarship. We are pleased to say that even after our son left Liston College and secured the scholarship with USAO, Malcolm has still followed up and shown interest in how he is doing. We recommend US Scholarships Ltd to any parents who are considering this type of opportunity for their child seeking a sports scholarship and college education in the US.
Miok & Birte Komolong parents of Alwin Papua New Guinea


Jolene Muir
“To go to the States on a soccer scholarship was something Jo had had in mind for many years but where to start?! Right from the first contact with Malcolm we knew that going through US Scholarships was the right choice. Malcolm outlined all the processes and kept us informed through all the steps. Then an approach came from Lipscomb University (Nashville). With a telephone ‘interview’ looming, and no idea what to discuss, Malcolm sent through some suggested questions … We started with question number 1: “What is your coaching philosophy?” After a deep intake of breath, and a “Right, might as well hit me with the big one first”, coach O’Brien laid out exactly what he was looking for etc and we were all sold! Not only has Malcolm answered all our questions, he has helped us ask the right ones. The scholarship process has been a great experience and we know that a great experience awaits Jo in Nashville in August. Thanks so much, Malcolm!”

Viv Muir mother of Jolene


Football - Junior Ferns Farewell, 7th August 2012

“I engaged Malcolm’s services to help us find a scholarship in the US for my daughter Evie Millynn. Evie had already been approached by a couple of universities but they were not the type of universities she was hoping for. We did quite a bit of research ourselves but when it came down to it Malcolm opened more doors for us. His professional manner when inter facing with coaches allowed Evie to think offers through without undue pressure.

She will be going to beautiful San Diego this year, SDSU has a great football and academic programme.”
Janet Comeskey mother of Evie


“US Scholarships Ltd were a great way to promote Georgia to potential Universities in the states, particularly as we didn’t live in the Auckland area and had no idea of how to go about this. Malcolm obtained the offers and was then able to advise us and pass on his experience in dealing with the universities. We encountered a lot of hiccups and delays (not from Malcolm’s end) along the way as it is not as straight forward as you may think, but Malcolm was certainly responsible for making it all happen.We would recommend anyone trying to obtain a soccer scholarship in the states to use US Scholarships Ltd.
Derek Brown father of Georgia Brown


“Karen and I would like to express our sincere thanks to Malcolm for his continued support in securing Callum a scholarship in the United States. Although there were very challenging times prior to taking up the scholarship due to injury, Malcolm continued to support and advise us, his professional attitude at all times shines through and we would not hesitate to recommend USS Ltd to anyone.”
Karen and Jeff Kiddell parents of Callum


“Exploring the possibilities of securing a football scholarship for our daughter, Katie,  in the United States was a daunting task.  We felt the need to consult with someone who understood the system and could advise us accordingly.  USS Scholarships fulfilled that role. Malcolm gave us direction, clarity and helped us over the initial hurdles of communicating with the universities.  Here we are a year later and Katie is about to start her first semester at the University of North Carolina.”

Pippa Bowen mother of Katie


“USS Ltd, supported my son Alex Ridsdale to obtain a scholarship at McKendree University, we recived a very personal, friendly and caring service from Malcolm and we felt he pulled out all the stops to get Alex a scholarship that he is very happy with now after the first offer fell through.

The information we received to help guide us through the process was very helpful, thank you Malcolm, Alex is very excited about this new opportunity.”
Marie Calderbank Mother of Alex


“Loreen & I would like to thank Malcolm and his team for helping to secure Scott a football scholarship at McKendree University. Through the work he did profiling Scott, we were contacted by a number of colleges. After discussing the pro and cons of each with Mal we finally decided on McKendree. Mal then helped to guide us through the sign up process with NCAA offering advice were appropriate. If you are looking for professional help in obtaining a scholarship for your child in the USA, we would recommend talking to Mal and his team first.”

Loreen and Paul Armistead parents of Scott


Ashton Pett NZ U17 2009
“USS Lts services helped me achieve a US scholarship at Jacksonville University. They have worked really hard to showcase my skills and as a family we are extremely grateful for the work Malcolm and his team have put into making this happen.

The professionalism Malcolm has shown throughout the process has been second to none. Couldn’t of done it without him and I can’t wait to get over there.

“The football is great and the lifestyle here is amazing”

Ashton Pett Waitakere Utd and 2009 NZ U17 International


Liam Cain 2011
Liam Cain 2011

“The service that Malcolm and USS Ltd provided was excellent and I’m truly grateful to them for helping create this opportuntiy for me.

They understood everything we needed to know about the US system and supprted us all the way.

I’ve been at Columbia for a few months and loving the experience.”
Liam Cain Waitakere Utd 2010/11


Thomas Davis 2011

“From our initial meeting with Malcolm through to the signing of a scholarship we have found the advice we have received from USS very realistic, informative and honest. They have always been available to deal with any of our questions and have always done so in a timely manner.

We always felt our best interests were being looked after. It can be a stressful exercise and it was a great help to have USS guide us through the process.

Tom has said the people are really friendly and the football is a really good level.”
Michael Davis, father of Tom Davis Waitakere Utd U20


“I have found USS Ltd to be extremely helpful. Their service has provided me with several excellent opportunities with Colleges in the US.

The staff have always been helpful and their support has been much appreciated.

I’m now looking forward to my new life in New York thanks to their help.”
Eugene Heerschap, Waikato FC