Scholarships for as many as 60 eligible candidates across four sports
The Sports School (TSS) launched their national scholarship programme on December 18 and as part of the programme, Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa and tennis star Rohan Bopanna will train young sportspersons of the country.
TSS will award scholarships to as many as 60 eligible candidates across four sports - cricket, football, tennis and basketball. Interested candidates can submit the application form online on or before December 28.
The scholarship will be awarded to students in the age category of Under-12, Under-14 and Under-16. Applicants will be evaluated on their potential and performance during the trials, which will be conducted in January 2021. Through this initiative, candidates will get scholarships in between 25% to 100%, covering sports training and academics fees as well.
The announcement was made by Bopanna and Uthappa at a virtual press conference. Mandar Tamhane, CEO of Bengaluru FC and partner for The Sports School Football Academy, John Mahesh Rao, head coach of The Sports School Basketball Academy and TSS director, Dr Sankar UV, were also present at the event.
Bopanna, chief mentor for TSS and founder of Rohan Bopanna TSS Tennis Academy, said the scholarship programme would be a great opportunity to reach out to those talented youngsters who give up on their dreams of a career in tennis due to the financial crisis.
Uthappa, chief mentor of TSS cricket Academy, said that they would make sure to integrate education with sports through this initiative.
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