NUI Galway has issued a final call for applications to its elite athlete sports scholarships scheme for 2016/17. The university has a long tradition of excellence in sport and this has been enhanced by the recent success in rowing, hurling, basketball, soccer, rugby and archery, as well as numerous individual achievements. The deadline for application for current and prospective students is Sunday July 31 at 5pm.
The scholarship programme is aimed at student-athletes of outstanding calibre who register as students of the university.
Michael Heskin, director of sport and physical activity at NUI Galway, said: “The university is proud to support the next generation of sporting stars. We recognise the huge commitment made by our young athletes in balancing their academic studies and their elite training schedules. NUI Galway, through the elite scholarship programme provides supports to those athletes who have podium dreams and thus the best possible chance of fulfilling their potential in the sporting and academic context.”
NUI Galway has had an outstanding record in supporting young athletes in developing their sporting and academic careers in recent years, with scholarship athletes winning senior All-Ireland GAA titles, winning and competing at world championship level in their chosen sport and dozens of NUI Galway students representing their country and a number who have gone on to professional careers in a number of sports.
Applicants for elite sports scholarships must satisfy the academic criteria for entry to NUI Galway and must have applied to the CAO in the usual manner or be a currently enrolled student at NUI Galway.
For the scholarships, students who meet the university’s entry requirements will be selected on merit by an independent panel. In addition to the scholarship, students will receive specialist support including strength and conditioning, performance nutrition, performance planning and mentoring and medical and physiotherapy support.
For more details on the sports scholarship scheme visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/sports/scholarships_info.html.
All applications must be submitted online at http://www.sports.nuigalway.ie/scholarshipform.html.