Nevsail will be running our 12 week TY Outdoor Adventure Sports Scholarship giving participants an opportunity to learn new skills and sports and employment opportunities afterwards.

For the past number of years many of the successful participants have developed into industry as qualified kayakers. Many of whom are now regularly running kayak activity sessions and becoming kayak facilitators passing on their knowledge to the next generation of young Irish Kayakers.


Our Vision:

Our plan is to offer an all encompassing outdoor scholarship program that gives participants the skills and knowledge to start a career in the outdoors. 

Altogether participants will take part and complete many core modules in:


  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Stand-up Paddle Boarding 
  • Sailing and Boat Handling
  • Archery & Team Challenges
  • Manual Handling (Certification)
  • Social Media and Promotions
  • Intro to outdoor instructing & Group Management


A place on the Scholarship is worth over €1,600 per person and Nevsail is delighted to offer 10 places completely FREE of charge. 

Apply Now by emailing info@nevsailwatersports.ie



Q. Will it all be outdoors?

All modules will involve both outdoor and indoor learning elements both practical and theory based.


Q. How much does it Cost?

The scholarship is completely free to participants. Any modules that result in certification/affiliation the cost of certification will be covered by the participant.


Q. Where does it take place?

All modules will take place in at our Nevsail base in the Hunt Museum, Limerick City . Some off-site trips may take place where participants will be fully notified in advance.


Q. When does the scholarship take place?

The scholarship runs on a combination of Wednesday from March to May. Participants will receive a list of dates however these dates may change as a result of external factors.


Q. Who can apply?

Anyone between the ages of 14 and 17 may apply. However we encourage mainly transition year students and advise against anyone in an exam year to apply.


Q. How do I apply?

Please apply by emailing info@nevsailwatersports.ie


Q. What happens after I apply?

A member of our team will contact you and arrange a time/date to chat.


Q. When will I find out if I have made the scholarship?

The cut off for applications is March the 7th. At which point all successful applicants will be notified.


Q. Do I need my own transport ?

Yes, all participants are responsible for their own transportation to the centre.


Q. What if my school does not have half days on Wednesdays?

Previously students from schools that do not have half days on Wednesdays have received special permission from the school to leave early. This is down to the participant to get permission however we are happy to notify the school of the scholars participation in the course.


Q. Do I have to make every course date?

Yes, all successful scholars are expected to attend all the dates laid out. However we understand that unexpected events can occur where attendance is not possible. Scholars will be responsible for notifying Nevsail. Should there be no notification of non attendance more than once, Nevsail may remove the participant from the scholarship.


Q. Will I get a job with Nevsail after completing the scholarship?

Unfortunately there is no guarantee of employment for participants completing the scholarship program. All scholars will be able to apply for a job in 2021, however places are limited and they will be required to go through the same process as all instructor applicants.


Course Outline


Course One



Value per person

Intro to Outdoor Instructing

Two x 2 hour classes


Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Four x 2 hour sessions



Six x 2 hour sessions



Two x 2 hour classes



Course Two



Value per person

Sailing & Boat Handling

Two x 2 hours Classes



Two x 2 hour classes


Manual Handling

One x 2 Hour class


Social Media & Promotions

One x 2 hour class



Total Value per person: over €1600