For further information on all the opportunities provided please visit Active West Lothian Home
Sport and Outdoor Education services are provided via three main areas within the council:
- Active Schools
- Outdoor Education
- Sports and Facilities Development
Active Schools is part of a national network of staff working across Scotland to provide more and higher quality opportunities for children and young people to participate in sport before, during and after school.
The team work to increase the number of opportunities available to children by recruiting volunteers, and also work hard to build partnerships with clubs and other community organisations to create 'pathway' for pupils to continue their participation in sport once they leave school. Our main areas of work include:
- After School Clubs
- Competitions and events
- School Sport Partnership
- Volunteering Opportunities
- Young Leadership Programmes
You can find out more about Active Schools
West lothian Council's Outdoor Education team is based at central Scotland's premier outdoor centre, Low Port Centre, 1 Blackness Road, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7HZ. Our main areas of work include:
- Environmental Activities
- Holiday Programmes
- Outdoor Activities
- Outdoor learning for schools
- Residential Opportunities
- Training and CPD
You can find out more about Active Outdoors
The Community Sport team is currently based at St David House, 20 South Bridge Street, Bathgate, West Lothian, EH48 1TT and work across West Lothian. Our main areas of work include:
- Celebrating Sport Recognition Awards
- Club Sport including Club Accreditation
- Community Sport hubs
- Getting into Sport including Coach Education and CPD
- Facilities for Sport
- Football Development
- Funding Sport including WLC Sporting Grants
- Holiday Sport
- Performance Sport including the Excellence in School Sport Programme
You can find out more about Active Sport
Approximately 1% to 2% of undergraduate students in Bachelor’s degree programs receive athletic scholarships, a total of about $1 billion a year. Additional facts and figures concerning athletic scholarships may be found in the Backgrounder: Athletic Scholarships.
Of schools with a NCAA affiliation, only Division I and Division II schools may offer athletic scholarships. Division III schools — the most prestigious institutions — are precluded from offering athletic scholarships. Schools with other affiliations, such as NAIA, offer athletic scholarships according to the policies of the associations to which they belong.
The types of scholarships that may be offered include archery scholarships, baseball scholarships, basketball scholarships, crew scholarships, cross country scholarships, fencing scholarships, field hockey scholarships, football scholarships, golf scholarships, gymnastics scholarships, hockey scholarships, lacrosse scholarships, rifle scholarships, sailing scholarships, skiing scholarships, soccer scholarships, softball scholarships, swimming scholarships, tennis scholarships, track scholarships, volleyball scholarships, and wrestling scholarships.
NAIA National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
NCAA National College Athletic Association
The NCAA site provides information about the recruiting process, including information about NCAA rules on academic eligibility and recruitment procedures. It also includes information about NCAA scholarship programs and financial aid for student-athletes, as well as school-administered athletic scholarships.
NCCAA National Christian College Athletic Association
NJCAA National Junior College Athletic Association
AAF Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles
NFSHSA National Federation of State High School Associations
WSF Women’s Sports Foundation
Sports Scholarship Sites
The following web sites are associated with sponsors of non-college-controlled sport scholarships:
• Michigan High School Athletic Association
• National Strength and Conditioning Association
• Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme
• U.S. Soccer Foundation Grants
• Women’s Western Golf Association
• Adaptive Athletic Scholarship
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