Sports-loving college applicants from Co Kilkenny awaiting their CAO offers on 11 September have extra time to complete their application for the 2020/2021 Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Vikings Sport Scholarship programme.
Last year one in four Kilkenny school leavers attending higher education chose WIT. Altogether seven Co Kilkenny athletes were given a place on the coveted WIT Viking Sport Scholarship programme 2019/2020. They are:
Danielle Morrissey, Camogie, a Health Science student
Aoife Doyle, Camogie, studying General Science
Tommy Walsh, Hurling, a Business student
George Murphy, Hurling, who is on the Arts degree
Maria Brennan, Camogie, studying Quantity Surveying
Sam Hickey, Soccer, another Bachelor of Arts student
Paul Martin, Soccer, who is a student of Recreation & Sports Management
The sports represented on the 2019/2020 lists include Surfing, Rowing, Badminton, Surf Lifesaving, Rugby, Hurling, Handball, Camogie, Gaelic Football, Soccer, Ladies Soccer, Boxing, Athletics, Boxing, Karate, and Thai Boxing.
WIT Vikings Sport and Scholarships Manager Jack Lyons explains why the deadline for applications for the WIT Vikings Sport Scholarship programme have been extended:
“Leaving Cert students in 2020 have been under increased pressure due to the changes brought by the current pandemic. So the decision to extend the deadline for applications for the WIT Vikings Sport Scholarship programme was made to relieve stress and give talented students a chance to apply after their CAO offers have been received,” he said.