The IT Sligo Sports Scholarship Scheme assists talented student athletes reach their sporting potential. If you are a keen sportsperson competing at an elite level, we want to hear from you.

Under the scheme, up to 20 new scholarships and bursaries are awarded each year. The Gold Scholarship Award is €1,750.

Download Sports Scholarship Brochure (3.4MB)

Application Dates
Applications are now open. The closing date for entries is 23.59 on September 15th, 2021. A link to apply can be found below.

About the Scheme
The Sports Scholarship Programme is designed to nurture talented sports people who are prepared to make the commitment to the IT Sligo sports clubs in their chosen discipline. If successful, you will also have to balance this with your studies.

  • This means that you will be expected to represent IT Sligo at third level competitions while satisfying academic requirements.
  • The overall aim of the scheme is to recruit, manage and develop players/athletes with exceptional ability so as to position IT Sligo as a premier centre of sporting performance.
  • Sports Scholarships are awarded for a period of one year, but may be renewed for up to a maximum of 4 years. Sport Travel Bursaries are also available to students competing at national and international levels.
  • You will also receive mentoring support, training guidance and other value-added support as a scholarship recipient.

Sports Scholarships – Eligibility Criteria
The Institute of Technology, Sligo believes in the excellence of sport and the support of young talented athletes who wish to pursue an academic career. The Institute offers Sports Scholarships in a wide range of sports to persons of outstanding sporting ability and athletic potential. Canvassing will disqualify.

  • Sports Scholarships are intended for persons of outstanding sporting ability.
  • Successful candidates must be registered as full time students at IT Sligo.
  • Academic qualifications for a course must be achieved and students must be admitted through the normal Institute entry procedure
  • It is a condition of the award that the sports scholarship holder shall represent the Institute in his/her sport as a matter of priority and make a significant contribution to sport at the Institute.
  • Clubs which offer scholarships must compete at a very high level and have to possess the necessary infrastructural components to facilitate a scholarship award.
  • Scholarships must be applied for through a formal club structure with applicants being proposed by their club.

Applicants will have already displayed their outstanding potential having participated at an advanced level e.g. National, International, Inter-provincial, representative leagues or inter-county level.

In exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the committee candidates who are high achievers (i.e. a national or international recognised standard) may be considered for a Scholarship/Bursary (to be defined).

Scholarship holders must apply for the renewal of scholarships on an annual basis (automatic renewal will not apply). Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of sports as per application. The scholarship is non-transferable, other than in exceptional circumstances.

  • Awardees must declare all sponsorship and grants to allow the scholarship committee to investigate potential conflict of interest for IT Sligo.
  • Successful applicants must complete a pre-screen form and participate in a fitness assessment.
  • Successful candidates shall be free from injury at time of commencement of programme.
  • Awardees shall agree to the” Terms and Conditions” of the scholarship, sign the “Letter of Agreement”  and sign the “Code of Conduct”.
  • Sports Scholarships – Code of Conduct

IT Sligo Sports Scholarship Application

Personal Details

  • Please fill out your Date of Birth below.

Academic Details

  • First Year Details

  • Second or Further Years Details

Sporting Details

  • If you are applying for more than one sport, please choose "Other" and list the sports you are applying for
  • Please give a brief outline of your involvement and achievements in your chosen sport to date within the past 3 years.
    Please start with the current year and use the following format.
    • Date/Year (eg September 1st 2010 - June 30th 2011)
    • Level of participation eg Club, School, County, Province, International
      • Club / School
      • County
      • International
      • World
    • Achievements
  • If there are gaps in your sporting achievements during the last 18 months please explain
  • Please list your personal sport career goals
    (Success you wish to achieve in the next 3-5 years
  • Please use the space provided below to explain why you are suitable to be awarded a Sports Scholarship by IT Sligo

Sporting References

  • Referees should be chosen from (A) Education and (B) Sporting background.

    Preferred references will be from National, Regional or County Executives

    At LEAST One(1) Reference is required
  • Reference A

  • Reference B


  • If your form does not submit or you cannot move to the next section, please review your application to ensure all required fields are filled in, otherwise your form will not submit or move to the next section.

    All required fields are marked with an *