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UL launches new sports scholarships

THE University of Limerick has launched a new suite of sports scholarships designed to support elite athletes in pursuing and excelling in their chosen field while also undertaking their third level studies.

There are three levels of award; gold, silver and bronze with a value of up to €10,000 at the gold level. Scholarship holders will benefit from support in the areas of accommodation, registration fees, sports science, coaching and mentoring. The scheme is open to all current UL students, all current Leaving Certificate students or those applying to come to UL for the first time either through CAO or transferring at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Applicants must be a member of a national governing body of sport recognised by the Irish Sports Council, in the sport in which they are applying for a scholarship.

UL has long been known as “Ireland’s Sporting Campus”, supporting the development of many of country’s top sports stars for over 40 years.

UL vice president, academic and registrar, Professor Paul McCutcheon said “UL has always been a leader in sport in Ireland. The campus boasts some of the best sports facilities in Europe and together with our leading sports academic programmes, elite coaches, sports scientists, accommodation and athlete support systems, UL has a track record of developing world class talent in a wide variety of sports.  We are proud that so many Olympians, World and All Ireland Champions have chosen to study at UL and we have worked hard to support them in achieving both their sporting and academic potential while at UL.”

For more details visit www.ul.ie/sportsscholarships before July 1.

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