Irish International Graduate Victory Scholar Program
Sport Changes Life
March 13, 2018
Full-time - Graduate Assistant
4 Year Degree
The Sport Changes Life Foundation based in Belfast, Northern Ireland recognises the achievements of the best and brightest student-athletes (men’s and women’s basketball and golf) through an ‘Irish International Victory Scholar Program’. We offer 10 month post graduate scholarships to students of the highest character to study a Masters in one of our 10 partner universities in the Isle of Ireland. We are seeking student-athletes who are great players interested in playing overseas, highly motivated, interested in coaching and mentoring young people, enthusiastic and passionate about making a difference. If you fit this description and the essential criteria below please consider applying to be part of the Victory Scholar class of 2018/19. Go to http://sportchangeslife.com/programs/victory-scholar-program/apply/. If you require a soft copy of the application please contact: Aimee Shiels at firstname.lastname@example.org
Successfully completed an undergraduate degree course.
Have been a scholar athlete in Basketball or Golf.
Hold a 3.0 GPA or above.
Have previous experience coaching and/or work experience with young people in a voluntary/community service capacity.
Ability to demonstrate ‘self-starter’ and leadership qualities.
Ability to evidence that they are a deserving candidate.
Graduated from College within two years.
Be able to provide 2 references: 1 academic, 1 character.
Achieved academic awards when at university e.g. Dean’s list
Achieved sporting accolades as a scholar athlete e.g. All Conference team
Be the first member of your family to attend higher level education.
Recognition for volunteer/ community service work
Additional Salary Information: The Victory Scholar Program covers the cost of tuition fees, housing, utilities (WiFi, Electric, Heating), a modest living allowance for 9 months and $500 towards an Aer Lingus round trip flight
Internal Number: VS18
About Sport Changes Life
We are a sports foundation built on inspiration, hope and victory. We work in disadvantaged communities to help young people find a path to a brighter future with the help of our international student-athletes, the Victory Scholars.
Our prestigious Victory Scholar Program enables international student-athletes to continue their education at the post-graduate level and continue to play the sport they love in our prestigious partner universities in Northern Ireland and Ireland. In turn, the Victory Scholars work with us to help raise the aspirations of the young people on the Island of Ireland.
We recognize that young people are the leaders of tomorrow’s world, but they need inspiration and mentorship today. Together, the Victory Scholars and the young people become the catalyst for change as they experience together just how much sport really can change lives.