Sports Scholarship Spotlight: Marie Byrne

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Marie Byrne, Bachelor of Business (Hons) and Sports Scholarship student

Marie Byrne, Bachelor of Business (Hons) and Sports Scholarship student

First year Bachelor of Business (Hons) student Marie was awarded a Sports Scholarship for 2016/2017

First year Bachelor of Business (Hons) student Marie was awarded a Sports Scholarship along with 79 students who were recognised for their contribution in 12 different sports this year at WIT.

Marie was awarded an Emerging Talent Scholarship which aims 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.

The scholarship has had a huge impact on Marie. “It's means a lot me and my family as it shows all the hard work that I have put in throughout the years is finally paying off. It's very rewarding.”

“I have been in a number of county finals over the years in which I am very appreciative of winning the majority of them with my club St Conleths, from U12 to Intermediate. During my time in secondary school I had the privilege on winning the Leinster Final in 2015 and winning 2 player of the year award in 2013 & 2015.”

When Marie graduates from her Bachelor of Business (Hons) course in WIT, she hopes to go on to do a Masters in Finance as well as persue her sporting career. 


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

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