AISTS continues support of athletes and women in sport with scholarship opportunities
Tuesday 3 November 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland - The AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology) is pleased to confirm two scholarships will be offered for the 2017 edition of the AISTS Master of Sports Administration.
Both Athlete and Future Female Leader in Sport scholarships will support two aspiring sports managers to pursue the 14-month postgraduate degree in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Each scholarship is valued at 14,000CHF, representing half the programme tuition fee.
Returning for the fifth straight year, the AISTS Athlete scholarship aims at encouraging athletes in their post-sport or dual career. To be eligible for the award, athletes must have previously competed, or are currently competing at a professional and international level.
Signalling the AISTS’s commitment to progressing women in leadership roles, it will be the second time the AISTS Future Female Leader in Sport scholarship will be offered.
The inaugural scholarship was recently awarded to Commonwealth Games Silver medallist, Otonye Iworima, from Nigeria.
Previous recipients of the AISTS Athlete scholarship include former Captain of Ireland’s women’s hockey team, Nikki Symmons, Nigerian Olympic gold medallist for the 4 x 100m relay in Sydney, Enee Udo-Obong and German Olympic windsurfer, Toni Wilhelm. The most recipient is two-time US national swim champion, Christine Jennings.
Individuals are invited to submit their application for the AISTS Future Female Leader in Sport scholarship by 1 February 2016, and for the Athlete scholarship by 15 May 2016.
To find out more, visit www.aists.org/scholarships
For more information, please contact Thuy Khuc-Bilon, Marketing and Communications Coordinator on +41 (0)21 693 85 92 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
About AISTS – Master of Sports Administration
The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the International Olympic Commitee and leading Swiss institutions and universities.
A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections.
The AISTS’s flagship programme is the 14-month postgraduate Master of Sports Administration (MSA) – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS brings together over 140 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.