First year Sports Coaching and Performance student, Chelsee tells how the WIT Sports Scholarship “made settling into college easier.”
First year BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching and Performance student at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Chelsee Snell, was one of 79 WIT students who were awarded with a Sports Scholarship award in 2016/2017.
“It made settling into college easier and it helps me a great amount due to the fact I have free access to grinds and always have someone to speak to whenever I need help.”
“Growing up I played for various teams such as Newtown Juniors FC. While at Newtown Juniors I represented Dublin at three Gaynor cups which we won every year. I also went to Arsenal and competed in a big tournament where we came second place.
In 6th year of school I won Sports person of the year. Since then I have signed for Wexford Youths ladies and have made my champions league debut.”
Chelsee is lucky to have her brother, Jamie Snell, also attend WIT. Both Jamie and Chelsee were awarded Sports Scholarships at WIT in 2016/2017.
Jamie says, “the reason I decided to study at WIT was because Waterford IT had the best reputation for the course I was looking for and the facilities WIT provided are of a very high quality.”
“The programme has allowed me to improve my sporting abilities while also keeping a good balance between my sport and studies. During my first year in the college the sports scholarship really helped me to settle into my new surroundings.”
About WIT Sports Scholarships
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 four awarding categories which reflect the sporting level a student is competing at within their sporting discipline:
Gold Scholarships are given to those students who are excelling in their sport and competing at the highest level in their sport.
Silver Scholarships are usually awarded to those students already in the college. 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.
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.
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.
Sports Recognition Scholarships are one of most recent scholarships which 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.