Applying for a Sports Scholarship
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Once the Scholarship Committee has received all of the applicant’s application forms, each application is reviewed in great depth. Students who apply by March 1st will be considered for interveiw and an Early Scholarship Offer. Anyone after this date will have until the deadline on September 12th to apply for a Scholarship. Previous Scholarship recipients are also reviewed for their sporting and academic performance from the year gone by.
First year students are awarded at the Emerging Talent or Bronze Schoalrship, with an opportunity for all recipients to move on to Silver and Gold levels through the years. In exceptional circumstances Silver/Gold Scholarships can be awarded without the applicant having received the Bronze award.
Other sport specific Sport Scholarships available at WIT:
Each year, the GAA Munster Council part-fund a number of GAA Scholarship Awards for students from Munster. These awards are available in hurling, men’s and ladies’ gaelic football and camogie. Application forms for these are available in September at the start of each academic year through the WIT GAA Office or from the WIT Clubs and Societies Office. For further information, visit the Munster Council Website.
The Gaelic Players Association and Womens Gaelic Players Associoation also fund a number of GAA/GPA Scholarships for any of our inter county senior hurlers and footballers that ahve been selected on the previous years championship panel. These players must meet the criteria for these scholarships and more information can be found on the GPA/WGPA website.
Pictured are some of the GPA scholarship recipients with Jerry O' Sullivan (Munster GAA Chairman), Derek McGrath (Waterford Hurling Manager) and Alan Malone (Scholarship Coordinator).
Gold Scholarships are given to those students who are excelling in their sport and competing at the highest level in their sport. These students will generally have previously received a Silver Scholarship.
Students receiving Gold Scholarships will have demonstrated their potential and commitment to their sport and WIT Club and should have the potential to compete at an even higher level. The recipient will receive financial support in addition to all of the support services available within the Programme.
Silver Scholarships These students will generally have received a Bronze Scholarship, but it will also be made available to students who are entering the college and have excelled in their sport.
Students receiving Silver Scholarships will have demonstrated their potential and commitment to their sport and WIT Club and will be competing at a high level. The recipient will receive financial support in addition to all of the support services available within the Scholarship Programme.
Bronze Scholarships are open to all sports and are generally given to prospective and new students on entry to WIT. This Scholarship is also available to students who have completed first year in college and have demonstrated above average potential and commitment to a WIT sports club.
The recipient will receive financial support in addition to the extensive support services in year one. Based on an assessment of their contribution to their sport/club after year one, the recipient will again receive more financial support in year two along with all the support services.
Emerging Talent Scholarships are available to individuals who demonstrate that they have the potential to excel in their chosen discipline but have missed out on the Bronze Award. The recipient will receive the same services that is provided on the Bronze Scholarship but no financial bursary. The recipient will also have the opportunity to be upgraded to a Bronze Scholarship within the same academic year as a result of high excellent performances in their sport and subject to review from the scholarship committee.
Sports Recognition Scholarships were established to recognise outstanding WIT student athletes who have shown huge commitment to sport in WIT and who have also played a leading part in the development of Clubs and Societies life here in the college. This award would like to highlight their extraordinary commitment to both their own sporting progress but also to the overall development of sport within WIT.
How to Apply:
To apply to WIT Sports Scholarship Programme,
- Fill out WIT Scholarship Application form below.
- Attach any relevant information necessary to help your application.
When to Apply:
Applications for 2017-2018 Sport Scholarships 1st round is now open.
Closing date for Early Scholarship Offers is 1st March. Final deadline is September 12th.
(Forms submitted before 1st March 2017 will be eligible for Early Round Scholarship Offers and may be called for interview).
Forms received after this date or who are unsuccessful in the Early Round Offers will be contacted and considered ahead of September 12th deadline.
Alternatively, you can Email: [email protected] or Tel: 051-302192.