Supporting players in their dual career. WGPA aim to create and maximise the educational opportunities for every member throughout their playing career, to support them in their professional development off the field. WGPA runs a scholarship programme annually and work in collaboration with a network of third-level institutions across the country to enhance access to further education.
You are eligible to apply for a WGPA Student Scholarship, if you meet the following criteria:
- You are currently a member of the WGPA.
- You are currently a registered undergraduate or postgraduate student on a full time course in a third level institution.
Applicants are scored on four criteria:
- Personal status
- Sport status
- Management of dual career
- Engagement with WGPA.
The WGPA are committed to ensuring that our members progress and develop professionally throughout their playing career. The purpose of the WGPA scholarship programme is to support our players in managing this dual career; balancing their academic and sporting commitments while representing their county in camogie and ladies football. Credit will be awarded to applicants who have engaged with the WGPA, either as a rep or attendance at events.
Application scoring is overseen by a scholarship sub-group, consisting of 2 WGPA executive members, 2 playing members and 1 independent verifier.
The WGPA presented 47 scholarships in 2020 to ladies football and camogie players from multiple colleges and counties across Ireland. See full story at LINK
We have educational partnerships with various institutes across the country; UL, DCU, Waterford IT, GMIT, NUIG, IMI, Carlow IT, UUJ & Athlone IT. They offer enhanced scholarships to a limited number of WGPA members each year. The scholarships are partially funded by both the WGPA & the college. For all enquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistance with the application process is provided by the WGPA and the ultimate decision on the scholarship recipients is decided on by the educational institute.
Setanta College Partnership
We have a partnership with Setanta College, the internationally renowned centre of excellence in S&C and athletic development. WGPA members can avail of Masters scholarships, course discounts up to undergraduate degree level and short courses. We also work together to deliver member workshops, both on-site and online, to assist players with different areas of their on-field performance and professional development