Wicklow County Council and Wicklow Sports and Recreation Partnership have now opened the application process for the Katie Taylor Bursary award for 2022.
The bursary is a third level award to support students who excel at sport to complete their college education. Applicants must demonstrate an ability, motivation and commitment to complete the course of study.
They must also show that they face a significant barrier, making it more difficult to pursue further education or training without assistance. This is done via a personal statement, with the details subject to verification. Any relevant documentation may be sought at the appropriate stage of the process.
Bursary applications are invited from persons living in County Wicklow who wish to pursue a degree course in any recognised third level institution. A selection panel will compile a shortlist and from that interviews will be carried out.
The award amount of €1,500 per year of college, to a maximum of four years is open to college students now entering first year of third level. Students are not required to study a sports related course but will need to demonstrate their involvement and commitment to sport.
Cathaoirleach of Wicklow County Council, Cllr Tommy Annesley, acknowledged the “support a bursary of €6,000 over the course of a college education can give to students, especially in the current financial climate”.
Mr Brian Gleeson, Chief Executive, Wicklow County Council, encouraged students to apply for the bursary and commended the high-quality athletes that have been past recipients of the award.
Further guidelines and the application form can be downloaded from the Wicklow Sports & Recreation Partnership website at www.wicklowlsp.ie. Closing date for applications is Friday, October 28, 2022.