Our Sports Scholarships are merit-based and directly linked to your sporting performance.
There are two types of Sports Scholarships available at the institute:
- New Entrant Sports Scholarships available to new entrant students to the institute
- Full-Time Sports Scholarships available to existing and registered full-time students of the institute.
New Entrant Sports Scholarships
A student is eligible to apply for a New Entrant Sports Scholarship if they are accepted onto a full-time course of study in Letterkenny IT, either undergraduate or postgraduate. A student also needs to currently be a member of a GAA County football or hurling panel or a member of a League of Ireland soccer panel. Successful candidates will be considered on sporting merit and at present the value of a New Entrant Scholarship is €1,000, paid in instalments. In 2018/19, 8 New Entrant Sports Scholarships were awarded to students. All successful scholars have been selected based on their ability to develop.
Tenure of the ‘New Entrants Sports Scholarship’
The scholarship is only available in the year in which it is offered. It may not be deferred. For a full list of terms and conditions, click here.
Selection of candidates for the New Entrants Sports Scholarship will be made following the submission of forms by all eligible students. Signed completed application forms with supporting documentation must be posted and received by:
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
For an application form, click here.
Full-Time Sports Scholarship
Any existing and registered full-time students who have demonstrated the ability to progress their sporting endeavours for the institute are entitled to apply for the full-time sports scholarship. At present the value of the Full-Time Sports Scholarship is €1,500 or €1,000, depending on the type of scholarship awarded (Full or Development). In 2017/18, the Institute awarded 22 Full-Time Sports Scholarships. The award of such scholarship takes place each academic year, during the second semester. Application forms are available internally from the SU Administrator. Successful candidates will be paid in two instalments for the academic year.
Additional benefits of being a sports scholarship holder include:
- Free membership to gym
- Free GP and Chartered Physiotherapy (upon referral)
- Training/sports gear supplied by the institute
- Coaching support
- Assistance from Maths and Communication Learning Support Services, if required.
For further information on Sports Scholarships at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, contact:
Paddy Gallagher, Sports Officer
Tel: +353 74 918 6810