Queen's Sport has launched a new Elite Athlete Programme (EAP) which will provide prospective, exceptional students a platform to achieve their sporting and academic goals.
Applications for the 2015 programme are now open and the closing date is Friday 27 February 2015. Further information is available at queenssport.com
Queen’s Sport Bursary Awards are available to current students who have achieved a high standard in their particular sport. The scheme offers recipients a comprehensive package including
These awards are designed to give top sporting individuals the best opportunity to develop their talent during their time at the University.
Applicants are expected to be competing at provincial, national and international level and will have a proven track record at junior and senior level. Recipients will contribute to the Queen's Club in a playing or coaching capacity and will use the bursary to maximise their sporting career during their time at the University.
Any registered full-time student at Queen’s University can apply for the award. If you have a proven record of achievement in your chosen sport and want to represent the University at that sport, you are eligible to apply. Competition for the awards is very high, and many applicants have reached top international representation at their sport. The application deadline is in October each year.
Ulster Bank also provide substantial financial awards for the Senior and Fresher Player of the Year for Rugby and Gaelic Football which are presented at the annual Powerade Blues Sports Dinner, which takes place each June.
Queen's has a proud tradition of producing some of Ireland's most elite sports people. Queen’s Sport is working with various student clubs and governing bodies to introduce the concept of Sporting Academies and enhance this process. Currently there are four academies – GAA, Rugby, Soccer and Rowing.
The Academies provide a number of benefits to help student players achieve at both sporting and academic levels. Scholarships are offered to include:
Other bursaries are available in Rugby, GAA, Soccer, Rowing, Hockey and many other sports through the Academies and the Ulster Bank Sports Bursary schemes.
Online applications are only accepted from full-time students at Queen's. The deadline for applications has now closed.
To find out more about Queen's Sport Bursary Awards and Scholarships, contact Karl Oakes (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Queen’s Sport.
Details can also be found at www.queenssport.com.
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