WIT Sports Scholarship Programme
The Sports Scholarship Programme at WIT offers an athlete led development programme aimed at supporting the overall development of high performance athletes in a wide range of sports. The programme gives talented athletes the opportunity to develop their sporting and academic career by offering a network of support services and expertise which is tailored around the specific needs of each individual athlete.
Every academic year, WIT provides up to 60 Sports Scholarship Awards distributed between five awarding categories which reflect the sporting level a student is competing at within their sporting discipline:
*New entry students should take note of Emerging Talent & Bronze category scholarships.
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 received a Silver Level Scholarship, but it will also be made available to students who have excelled in their sport in their four years in college, but were not in the Scholarship Programme. In exceptional circumstances, Gold Scholarships will also be awarded to incoming students who have competed at the highest level.
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 are usually awarded to those students already in the college. 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.
Sports Recognition Scholarships was 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.
Emerging Talent Scholarships aim to support talented students who have shown potential in there sporting careers to date. The programme is a one year programme for first year students and it is aimed at helping the student progress in their academic studies and sport through the wide range of support services on the scholarship programme.
For more information or a hard copy of the application form contact:
Sports Scholarship Coordinator,
Waterford Institute of Technology,
Cork Road, Waterford
Email: [email protected] Phone: 051-302192