Sports Scholarships

The Institute of Technology, Carlow provides a number of Sports Scholarships to students of exceptional sporting ability for each academic year. The Scholarships afford the elite sports person the opportunity to compete at the highest level while pursuing a course of academic study in Carlow. They ensure that talented and committed student athletes are fully supported during their time studying at the Institute of Technology, Carlow, Wicklow and Wexford campuses. Scholarships offer resources as well as financial support to athletes to assist with the cost of accommodation, coaching and specialised training equipment. This year eight students were recognised as elite scholars for their huge contribution to sport. They are: Enda Rowland (Hurling), Molly Scott (Athletics), John Fitzsimons (Athletics), Kaitlyn Slagus (Basketball), Luke Smith (Cycling), Eimear Loughman (Camogie), Dwane Harper (Basketball) and Richie Leahy (Hurling).

Sports Scholarships 2021/2022 application deadline is 30th September 2021.

Gold Sports Scholarship

IT Carlow provides a number of Gold Sports Scholarships to students who have shown exceptional sporting ability each academic year. The Scholarships afford our sports people, the opportunity to compete at the top level while pursuing a course of academic study. The scheme is designed to nurture and develop individual talent and maintain the Institutes sporting tradition.

Elite Sports Scholarship

Institute of Technology Carlow has established itself as one of the leading third level sporting institutions in Ireland and is quickly evolving into a modern hub for sporting excellence. Our state of the art sporting facilities and growing academic portfolio of sports related programmes means we are now in a position to attract the very best athletes, who are competing both nationally and internationally across a wide range of disciplines. In line with these developments 2015 saw the introduction of our elite scholarship strand where we recognise the very best athletes competing at the very highest level in their chosen sport. 

Who Should Apply?

We accept applications from all students, irrespective of nationality, course, or year of study. Scholarships are awarded annually in November/December in a wide range of sports. Preference is given to sports already represented at club level within the college in Institute of Technology Carlow’s focus sports of GAA, Soccer, Rugby, Basketball, Athletics, and other Olympic and Paralympic sports. Applications made in other sports will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In order to be eligible to receive an Institute of Technology Carlow Sports Scholarship you will:

  • need to be either a current Institute of Technology Carlow student or have been successfully offered a place for the new academic year.
  • be of regional/provincial/county, national or international standard in your chosen sport.
  • agree to represent Institute of Technology Carlow within student or other relevant individual and/or team competitions.

Closing Date for Scholarship Applications is 30th September 2021