Scholarships at Lincoln Uni
Lincoln University has expanded its sports scholarship programme to include basketball.
Since May 1, Lincoln University has been offering scholarships specifically for basketball players, as part of the university’s highly competitive sports scholarship programme.
The scholarships offer financial support for high grade players as well as intensive, sport-specific training through the university’s high performance team and Canterbury Basketball.
“The announcement by Lincoln University couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Canterbury Basketball general manager Megan Harlick. “With student/athletes starting to make decisions regarding their 2013 plans, these are exactly the players who would benefit from having a basketball-specific scholarship available to them as they undertake tertiary study.
“We’e been working with the sports management team at Lincoln University on the details around the scholarships and we’re very much looking forward to an even closer partnership.”
Lincoln University offers sports scholarships in cricket, golf, netball, football, hockey, rowing and rugby. In addition, there is the “elite” scholarship awarded to strong individual athletes competing in other sporting codes. One current elite scholar is also a basketball referee officiating at national level.
“We’re continuously watching what all sporting codes are doing and assessing our programmes against what’ needed at representative level,” says Peter Magson of Lincoln University’s sports programme. “We initiated talks around the basketball scholarship in response to a general increase in awareness and interest in the sport, as well as because we were seeing a number of sports scholars coming through who are very strong basketball players.”
Lincoln University has the longest-running university sports scholarship programme in New Zealand, and can claim Ritchie McCaw (rugby), Sam Whitelock (rugby) and Amy Satterthwaite (cricket) among previous students who’ve been through the programme.
Applications for the 2013 scholarships are now live online at the Lincoln University Website.