Full scholarships awarded to four Olympians

21 | 9 | 2022

Four Olympians have been awarded the postgraduate scholarship offered by World Academy of Sport and World Olympians Association. They will begin the University of London’s International Sports Management programme in the academic year 2022/23.

The WOA full scholarship recipients are:

  • Yazan Al Bawwab OLY – Palestine, Swimming
  • Michelle Sinaida Aura OLY – Kenya, Rugby
  • Luisana Perez Soto OLY – Venezuela, Table Tennis
  • Cyrille Tchatchet II OLY – Refugee Olympic Team, Weightlifting

"I have been training and competing in sport for more than 12 years, which means I have been at the receiving end of sport administration and development. I believe that these modules will not only help me personally as I continue my sports career, but will also equip me with the knowledge and skills needed to support athletes in general and refugee athletes in particular as they need to work even harder to secure a sponsorship.” - Cyrille Tchatchet II OLY

“This scholarship is a a life changing opportunity not only for me but also for the future generation of athletes in my community. This is a true testament that if you believe in yourself and put in the work, your reward must surely follow.” – Michelle Sinaida Aura OLY

“I am looking forward to absorbing the knowledge that is offered by the programme, and applying my engineering background to sports management. I believe that having both perspectives will lead to the development of new ideas and projects.” - Yazan Al Bawwab OLY

“The scholarship means the possibility of opening doors and continuing to learn to improve the quality of education around the world through sport.  I didn't believe I could get this opportunity 20 years after my first participation in the Olympics.  Being OLY is forever. I'm very grateful.” - Luisana Perez Soto OLY 

You may still join your fellow Olympians with a 25% scholarship from WOA. The postgraduate certificate in International Sport Management programme is delivered online in English and can be completed at your own pace. For the February 2023 intake, scholarship applications are open now till 13 December 2022. Apply HERE