MIC elite sports scholarships: Applications for the Sports Schemes will open in October and deadline for receipt of completed applications is 1 May 2020. Pic. Brian Arthur Photography
More than a sporting chance to excel through MIC elite sports scholarships
Mary Immaculate College announced details of two MIC elite sports scholarships in honour of former MIC staff members and sporting stalwarts Noreen Lynch and Leonard Enright. The scholarships, valued at €4,000 each, are reserved for outstanding performance athletes who are committed to further developing their sporting and academic careers.
These elite scholarships are open to incoming applicants and current undergraduate and postgraduate students across both the Limerick and Thurles campus.
Details were also made available with regard to MIC’s new CAO Points Concession Scheme; an academic entry scheme for sporting candidates applying for a full-time Level 8 Undergraduate programme at MIC Limerick or Thurles. Up to ten places across all undergraduate programmes will be reserved for those who have demonstrated a high level of sporting performance.
Successful applicants who meet all the necessary requirements may be eligible for a points reduction of up to 40 points below the 1st Round CAO points cut-off for the programme they have applied for.
Dr Niamh Hourigan, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, MIC said: “MIC has a strong sporting tradition with sport and recreation playing an important role in the lives of our students and so we are delighted to introduce two separate sports schemes in recognition of the sporting excellence amongst our students.
“These schemes will further develop the relationship between academic excellence, sports and well-being by providing additional supports to students whilst they pursue both their academic and sporting career,” she added.
Dr Hourigan said, “We are also delighted to honour our former colleagues Noreen Lynch and Leonard Enright in this way. Both individuals made an extensive contribution to sport throughout their lives not just here at Mary Immaculate College but also at a local and national level. It is fitting that they are remembered in this way.”
MIC caters for a wide variety of sports and has an award-winning state of the art multipurpose sports complex with facilities for soccer, basketball, badminton, volleyball and table tennis, in addition to a dance studio and weights room. Outside facilities include a full-size GAA pitch, floodlight training pitch, astroturf tennis court and running track.
Recent sporting success over the years includes winners of the Fitzgibbon Cup 2016 and 2017, six-time winners of the Purcell Cup, Trench Cup winners 2018, Rugby Tier Two All-Ireland winners 2017 and Spillane Cup winners 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Applications for the Sports Schemes will open in October and deadline for receipt of completed applications is 1 May 2020.
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