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WIT Sport 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.

Each academic year, WIT provides up to 50 Sports Scholarship Awards distributed between four awarding categories which reflect the sporting level a student is competing at within their sporting discipline:

Sport Scholarships available at WIT:

Elite:

Reserved for athletes who have demonstrated outstanding sporting ability and have a proven track record of success at the highest level. These athletes will have received individual recognition for performances on the national or international stage. These athletes will receive academic fee support, €2,000 bursary and individual support services.

Sport Scholarships:

Sport Scholarships are given to those students who are excelling in their sport and participating at the highest level they can compete at. Those awarded this scholarship will receive a financial bursary and full support services for the year.

  • Tier 1: €1,000
  • Tier 2: €500

Emerging Talent: 

Individuals who demonstrate that they have the potential to excel in their chosen discipline. The recipient will receive support services to support them in their academic studies and athletic performance. The recipient will also have the opportunity to be awarded a financial bursary within the same academic year as a result of high excellent performances for WIT subject to review by the scholarship committee. The scholarship is primarily for 1 year but students can remain on the programme for a second year if the committee feels they have potential to make the progression to the next level.

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Waterford FC Scholarship:

These are awarded to Waterford FC players who WFC have decided to support with their studies. This includes full range of support services and a bursary from WIT and WFC.

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Waterpark RFC Scholarship:

These are awarded to Waterpark RFC players who Waterpark have decided to support with their studies. This includes a full range of support services and a bursary from WIT & Waterpark RFC.

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Bausch & Lomb Soccer Scholarship:

Each year Bausch & Lomb come on board to support the development of some of our soccer talent who receive the full range of support services.

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Munster GAA

Each year, the GAA Munster Council part-fund 10 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 from the WIT Sport Scholarship Office. You can only receive this award for 2 years. For further information, visit the Munster Council Website.

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GPA/WGPA

The Gaelic Players Association and Womens Gaelic Players Associoation part fund a number of GAA/GPA Scholarships for any of our inter county senior hurlers and footballers that have 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. The bursary awarded from the GPA/WGPA is added to by WIT.

WIT Viking E-Sport Scholarship Programme

The E-Sports Scholarship Programme at WIT is the first of its kind in Ireland and is in response to the rapidly growing area of E-Sports with many large sporting organisations such as Munster Rugby establishing their own E-Sports Team. The program offers a gamer led development programme aimed at supporting the overall development of elite gamers. The programme gives talented gamers the opportunity to develop both their game and academic career by offering a network of support services and expertise which is tailored around the specific needs of each individual student. The aim of the program is to increase WIT Viking Sport’s engagement with the younger community who may not associate largely with traditional sport.

E-Sport Scholarships available at WIT:

Elite:

This programme is reserved for gamers who have demonstrated outstanding ability and have a proven track record of success at the highest level. These athletes will have received individual recognition for performances on the national or international stage. These gamers will receive a €2,000 bursary and individual support services.

E-Sport Scholarship:

E-Sport Scholarship is given to those students who are excelling in their chosen game and participating at the highest level they can compete at. Those awarded this scholarship will receive a financial bursary and full support services for the year.

· Tier 1: €1,000

· Tier 2: €500

Emerging Talent:

This programme is reserved for individuals who demonstrate that they have the potential to excel in their chosen discipline. The recipient will receive support services to support them in their academic studies and gaming performance. The recipient will also have the opportunity to be awarded a financial bursary within the same academic year as a result of excellent performances for WIT subject to review by the scholarship committee. The scholarship is primarily for 1 year but students can remain on the programme for a second year if the committee feels they have potential to make the progression to the next level.

Applying for an E-Sports Scholarship

(Please complete the online application form below)

Once the E-Sport Scholarship Committee has received an applicant’s completed application form, their application will be fully assessed. Prospective students have until Friday 31 August 2020 to complete and submit their e-sport scholarship application. Students can apply for a sports scholarship in any given year of study. Applications will be considered from students enrolled on any undergraduate or postgraduate course.

How to Apply:

To apply to WIT Viking E-Sports Scholarship Programme,

Applicants must complete the WIT Viking E-Sport Scholarship Application form by clicking the link below. Attach any relevant information necessary to help your application. Please note you will receive an automated email once the form has been completed.

When to Apply:

Applications for 2020-2021 WIT Sport Scholarship programme is now open and will accept applications until Monday 31 August at 5 pm.

Closing Date:

The final date for Sport Scholarship applications is Monday 31 August 2020 at 5 pm. For more information, you can email: [email protected] or telephone: 051-302238.

Application Form:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/WITVikingsSportsWITSocieties/WITVikingESportScholarshipApplication

WIT Viking Sport Rising Star Programme

The Rising Star is a pre sports scholarship programme at WIT which offers an athlete led development programme aimed at supporting the overall development of young high performing athletes in a wide range of sports. The aim of The Rising Star programme is to give secondary school students who cannot yet apply for the WIT Viking Sport Scholarship the chance to sample the benefits of the programme.

WIT will allow talented secondary school athletes between the ages of 14-17 the opportunity to develop their sporting abilities by offering a network of support services and expertise which is tailored around the specific needs of each individual athlete.

Benefits of Receiving Rising Star Award

· Recipient has access to fantastic facilities in WIT Arena including gyms & running tracks.

· Recipient will have access to one on one sessions with qualified Strength & Conditioning coaches.

· Recipient will receive elite testing sessions and results.

· Recipient will receive WIT Rising Star gear.

Applicant Eligibility:

· Athletes must be between 14 – 17

· Athletes must be attending secondary school.

· Athletes must be from the South East region in order to avail of full benefits of the program.

· Sport must be recognised by Sport Ireland.

Applying for Rising Star Award

(Please complete the online application form - link below)

Once the Sport Scholarship Committee has received an applicant’s completed application form, their application will be fully assessed. Students have until Friday 31 August 2020 to complete and submit their Rising Star application.

How to Apply:

To apply to WIT Viking Rising Star Program

Applicants must complete the WIT Viking Rising Star Application form by clicking the link below. Attach any relevant information necessary to help your application. Please note you will receive an automated email once the form has been completed.

When to Apply:

Applications for 2020 - 2021 WIT Rising Star Award are now open and will accept applications until Monday 31 August at 5 pm.

Closing Date:

The final date for Sport Scholarship applications is Monday 31 August 2020 at 5 pm. For more information, you can email: [email protected] or telephone: 051-302238.

Application Form:

https://www.cognitoforms.com/WITVikingsSportsWITSocieties/WITVikingRisingStarProgram