De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) awarded 15 students a prestigious sports scholarship worth up to Â£ 6,000 for the 2021/22 academic year.
Scholarships have been awarded to undergraduate and postgraduate students, who compete at a high representative level, including MSC Sports Management students and professional short track speed skater Farrell Treacy, who is currently training for a spot on the GB team for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Chuks Osammor, one of the new cohort of DMU Sports Scholars
DMU is dedicated to providing students with unique, high quality education and programs to meet the needs of each individual. All DMU Sports Fellows are encouraged to excel and reach their full potential in their sport and university studies.
Through this program, academics have access to a bespoke strength and conditioning program, educational workshops, nutritional and psychological support, a successful lifestyle and a Gold membership in the QEII Leisure Center.
Each scholarship recipient receives up to Â£ 6,000 in financial support, including a cash scholarship of up to Â£ 4,000 and up to Â£ 2,000 in-kind funding that can be used for sport-specific costs.
Emma O’Flaherty, Head of Sport Development for DMUsport, said: âWe are really excited to announce the DMU Sport Fellows for 2021/22.
âThe DMU Sport scholarship program is currently in its sixth year and we are continually impressed with the talent we have at the university. This year is no different and we are very happy to support an eclectic group of academics who balance their studies and excel at their sport.
The 15 sports academics are:
Josh Seybert, MSc in Energy and Sustainable Building Design
Chuks Osammor (Discus), Accounting and finance
Liisa-Maria Truupold (Long jump), Marketing
Gabe Lazarre, Global MBA
Nygilia McClain, Institute of Creative Technologies PhD
Miriam Jessett, Product Design
Harry Palmer, Ma / Msc in innovation in design
Football and futsal
Annie Taylor, PhD in Biomedical Sciences
Sam Nalletamby (Futsal), Media Production
Gunther Mur Hartmann, International Relations with Politics
Short track speed skating
Farrell Treacy, MSc in Business Management in Sport
Barclay Izzard, Motorsport Engineering
Elizabeth Stewart, Psychology with Criminology
Jessica Roj, Business and Management
Kostas Siskou, Accounting and finance
Miriam Jessett, third year product design student, said: âThe DMU Sports scholarship program has helped me pursue my athletic and academic goals simultaneously.
The support they provide is invaluable, especially the strength and conditioning coaching from Russ. It helped me not to injure myself during the competitive season and to get stronger on the bike.
The workshops gave me a new perspective on what it is to be a student athlete and how to be the best that I can be.
Barclay Izzard competing in a triathlon
Barclay Izzard, who is currently training for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, said: âI am really happy and grateful to have received a scholarship for this upcoming triathlon season. This will allow me to travel to a wide variety of countries for races, in order to obtain crucial points for the 2024 Olympic Games.
âWith the Commonwealth Games being a priority in 2022, it will help me get the best equipment and the best resources to be in the best possible shape for the season. ”
For more information on DMU Sports Scholarships, visit our website or contact DMUsport.
Posted on Monday, November 15, 2021