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 50 Sports Scholarship Awards distributed between five awarding categories which reflect the sporting level a student is competing at within their sporting discipline.
Academic Support, Medical Support, WIT Arena Access, Strength & Conditioning, Sport Psychology Sports Gear, Nutrition Support, Athlete Development Workshops
This scholarship relates to all Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses
Once the Scholarship Committee has received all of the applicant’s application forms, each application is reviewed. Prospective students who apply by March 1st will be considered for an Early Scholarship Offer. Anyone after this date will have until the deadline on September 14th to apply for a Sport Scholarship. You do not have to have received one in the past nor be on a sports related course.
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 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 to the value of €1,000 and full support services for the year.
Emerging Talent Scholarships:
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 reviw by the scholarship committee. The scholarship is for 1 year.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
To apply to WIT Sports Scholarship Programme,
Fill out WIT Scholarship Application form.
You will receive an automated email once the form has been completed.
Applications for 2018-2019 Sport Scholarships 1st round is now open.
Closing date for Early Scholarship Offers is 1st March. Final deadline is September 14th at 5pm.
(Forms submitted before 1st March 2018 will be eligible for "An Early Round Scholarship Offer").
Forms received after this date or who are unsuccessful in the Early Round Offers will be contacted and considered ahead of September 14th deadline.