SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
Application Closing Dates – 10th November 2020
AIS Athletics believe that all children should be given a fair opportunity to participate in track & field athletics, with success being celebrated. Due to this we have launched 6 tiers of scholarships & funding to support youth development from January 2020. Together we can inspire a generation of champions.
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An AIS Athletics Full Scholarship is worth 10,000AED, and will last for one year from January 2021 to December 2021. It will cover all ECA, Academy, Competition, & Holiday Camps ran by AIS Athletics.
We will be awarding five full scholarships and twenty partial scholarships giving young athletes access to both free, and discounted athletics session for one whole year.
An AIS Youth Development Grant is worth 10,000AED, and will last for one year from January 2021 to December 2021. It will cover all ECA, Academy, Competition, & Holiday Camps ran by AIS Athletics.
We will be awarding ten full scholarships and thirty partial scholarships giving young athletes access to both free, and discounted athletics session for one whole year.
An AIS Athletics Hardship Grant is worth 15,000AED, and will last for one year from January 2021 to December 2021. It will cover all ECA, Academy, Competition, & Holiday Camps ran by AIS Athletics.
We will be awarding ten Hardship Grants and twenty partial scholarships giving young athletes access to both free, and discounted athletics session for one whole year.
The Full Scholarship will be awarded to a select number of young athletes who fit the following criteria:
- Competing at a high standard in multiple sports
- Competing abroad when possible in their chosen sport
- Representing their school team
- Representing a team outside of school
- A regular medal winner
- A holder of school records
The AIS Youth Development Grant will be awarded to a select number of young athletes who fit the following criteria:
- Participate in a number of different sports
- Represent their school in different sports
- Participate in sports outside of school
- Have a track record of not missing training sessions
- Train over 10 hours a week after school in different sports.
- Compete abroad in different sports
The AIS Athletics Hardship Grant will be awarded to families who have been put in a financially difficult situation due to Covid -19.
The grant will be awarded to a select number of families who fit the following criteria:
- More than one child
- Lost a job, or severe pay cut due to Covid-19
- Are no longer able to send their child to participate in extra curricular sport
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This is a generic sports scholarship and is available to all students that participate in any sport.
We accept applications of children ages 6 – 18 years old.
Parents are only able to apply for one scholarship out of the 3 available.
If your child has previously received a Full Scholarship, you are not eligible to apply again for a full scholarship. You are however allowed to apply for the remaining two grants.
If your child has previously received a Gold Level Scholarship, you are not able eligible to apply for the AIS Youth Development Grant. You can however apply for the remaining two grants.
The deadline for applications is the 20th October 2020.
With all successful applicants being announced by the 29th November 2020.
Meeting the criteria does not guarantee that you will receive a scholarship or grant.
This will be based on your application and it’s at the judges discretion who will receive the scholarships.
To ensure we do this fairly our panel of judges will be made up of teachers, and sports industry professionals.
To ensure that we judge correctly we remove all the children’s names from applications, and assess the application based on the content only.
There is no guarantee that your child will get selected. There is a limited amount of scholarships available and lots of applications to get through.
If your child doesn’t get selected its nothing to worry about. It simply means that on this occasion we decided to go with another application.
Due to the number of applications we will receive it would not be possible to give feedback to everyone.
Therefore please take it as a given that if your child is unsuccessful it’s nothing personal, and we will have simply just decided on this occasion to go with another application, which we feel is more suited to receiving the scholarships.
There are no expectations from us! Other than all successful applicants making the most out of their scholarships and attending the lessons.
When applying you have the options to not make your application public.
This will ensure non disclosure of your application, whether successful or unsuccessful.
We will fully update you about your application by the 4th September.