DIT Sports Scholarships – application deadline

Last year DIT awarded Sports Scholarships to some 90 students in a wide range of sporting codes. The deadline for applications for DIT Sports Scholarships for the academic year 2008/09 is Friday 23rd May and prospective students are encouraged to complete the application form and return it by that date.

The purpose of the DIT Sports Scholarship programme is to support students who aspire to the highest standards of their chosen sport and to help them to pursue their sporting ambition while also achieving their academic qualifications. Since its inception in 2000, Scholarships have been awarded to sports men and women in many different kinds of sport, including archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, amboxing, camogie, clay pigeon shooting, cycling, downhill mountain biking, equestrian, gaelic football-men, gaelic football-women, golf, handball, hockey, hurling, motor sport, rowing, rugby, soccer men & -women, swimming & waterpolo, table-tennis and taekwon-do.

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Pictured at last year’s presentation of Sports Scholarships, were Adrian Kilcoyne, Mayo Gaelic Football county team; Sara Deegan, Irish Senior Olympic Development Squad Member - Archery; Jack O’Shea; and Stephen Roche, Greystones AFC and member of Irish soccer team at World Student Games

Some recent and current recipients of DIT Scholarships include David Gillick (European Champion 400m), Lee Murphy (World Student Games - Equestrian gold medalist), William O’Dwyer (Kilkenny Senior Hurler) and Mark Vaughan (Dublin Senior Footballer). Many others are working to achieve similar successes in a variety of sporting codes.

In addition to supporting elite and emerging competitive athletes, DIT also strongly encourages all students to participate in sport and recreation at every level. Underlining this support, DIT has announced that Sinead McNulty has joined the Institute as Head of Sport. A graduate of Leisure Management at DIT, Ms McNulty has worked in the private sector and for both Dublin City Council and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council where she was deeply involved in sourcing funding and development of facilities for sporting facilities. In addition to developing current sporting activity in DIT, Ms McNulty will be involved in the planning and development of sports facilities on DIT’s new campus at Grangegorman.

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