Sports Scholarship Spotlight: Kevin Hassett

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Kevin Hassett, WIT Sports Scholarship Recipient

Kevin Hassett, WIT Sports Scholarship Recipient

Kevin Hassett explains how "it’s massive to get a Sports Scholarship in WIT,” along with 80 other talented athletes across a range of sports

Kevin Hassett, 1st year BA (Hons) in Agricultural Science student, was awarded a Sports Scholarship in WIT along with nearly 80 other students across a range of sports.

“It’s massive to get a sport scholarship in WIT, WIT has an unbelievable reputation and that achievement is seen with the calibre of players both past and present that have played for the college.

I suppose it’s all about the fact WIT have won the most Fitzgibbon titles in the last 20 years. I hope to be able to continue this tradition and help the college enjoy further success on the field.”

Kevin, a member of Drom/Inch senior hurling team has also achieved a lot in his sporting career.  “I played wing back on the Tipperary county minor in 2015 that won Munster final but was defeated in the All-Ireland Final. I am a member of the Tipperary u21 hurling panel at present. I have played in the Harty Cup with Templemore for 4 years but was defeated in finals in 2013 and 2016. I was also honoured to be the captain of the WIT fresher 1 hurlers this year.

When I graduate from my course at WIT, I hope to go on to work as an Agricultural Advisor and also to eventually take over the family farm at home.

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. 

 Apply for Sports Scholarship here

Related Courses

Bachelor of Science in  Agriculture
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Agricultural Science

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