The Excellence scholarship programme

The Excellence scholarship programme

The Excellence scholarship programme supports our brightest students to be brave and ambitious.

Danielle Hill competed in the 50m freestyle and 100m Backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics and followed this with selection for the International Swimming League in Naples.

Danielle is a multiple Irish Record Holder and has also represented Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and 2018 and will be aiming to compete there again in Birmingham in 2022.

Danielle has a gruelling schedule of training in and out of the water, while juggling her undergrad degree, BSc Hons in Sport and Exercise Science.

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“Swimming requires early mornings and late nights, with no time for working between.

The Student Opportunity Fund Sport Talent Scholarship has not only allowed me to continue reaching my goals in the water as a full-time athlete, but also as a student, relieving any financial stresses.”

BSc Hons in Sport and Exercise Science Danielle Hill

Meghan Frazer

Irish Women's Hockey, Student Fund Sports Scholar 2018.