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AbbVie Sports Scholarship & Internship

IT Sligo/AbbVie Sports Scholarship & Internship 2017/18

Ambition Beyond Sport

IT Sligo is now inviting applications for the The AbbVie Sports Scholarship and Internship Programme 2017/18.

This new and unique Scholarship opportunity will see the global biopharmaceutical company sponsor two Elite Level Sports Scholarships, each valued at €2000. Students will also be eligible for a paid internship with AbbVie and will receive support and mentoring towards a longer-term talent and career recruitment programme.

Please note that preference will be given students who are/will be taking IT Sligo courses in the following areas:

  • B Eng in Precision Engineering & Design
  • BSc Honours in Medical Biotechnology
  • BSc in Biomedical Science
  • Higher Certificate in Precision Engineering & Design
  • Higher Certificate in Mechatronics.

For details on how to apply, visit itsligo.ie/study.

The closing date for applications is Friday, September 29th, 2017.

IT Sligo also has an extensive dedicated Sports Scholarship programme. 50 Sports Scholarships are awarded to new and existing students each year at Gold, Silver and Bursary levels.

If you have a student athlete who you believe is suitable for AbbVie Sports Scholarship & Internship Programme and would like more information prior to applying, please contact gaynor.roddy@itsligo.ie.

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