Sports Scholarship Application

Sports Scholarship Information

AIT has operated a sports scholarship scheme since 1996 for students who have reached, or have the potential to reach, a very high standard of performance in their chosen sport.

Under the scheme, 23 Gold and 73 Academy scholarships were awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Scholarship now operates on two levels. A Gold Scholarship is worth up to the value of €4,000 in supports which includes:

  • The use of our sports facilities
  • Physical therapy
  • Individual strength & conditioning coaching
  • Functional screening assessments
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Academic support
  • Nutritional advice
  • Performance Lifestyle management
  • Sports Psychology support
  • Skill Acquisition Support
  • Athletic Development Funding

An Academy level scholarship includes many of the supports listed above for those aspiring to the Gold level and is worth up to the value of €2500.

Each scholarship is awarded for a period of one year, but may be renewed for up to a maximum of four years. Students pursuing higher study after the four-year threshold will be considered for additional years.

Sports scholarship recipients must adhere to the institute’s sports scholarship regulations, a copy of which must be signed by those offered the scholarship from the Sports Department at the annual scholarship induction.

Further details of the scheme may be obtained from your local school/college or directly from David McHugh (AIT Assistant Sports Officer) in the Sports Department via email at davidmchugh@ait.ie or by phone + 353 (0)90 6468022.

To apply for a Sports Scholarship for the 2021-2022 Academic Year please click the following link, the early application closing date is the 6th of April at 12pm. The late application closing date is the 6th of September at 12pm: AIT 2021-22 Sports Scholarship Application