Scholarship Programme for Young Athletes

Scholarship Programme for Young Athletes
Nour Ahmed Youssri of Egypt was one of the Athlete Scholarship holders in 2020.

BWF in partnership with World Academy of Sport (WaoS) has opened the new cycle of scholarship for the WAoS Athlete Certificate course for young athletes who seek the tools required to become knowledgeable and successful.

The online course is meant for aspiring young athletes aged 15 to 18.

Last year, BWF received more than 310 applications from more than 60 countries, with female youth athletes accounting for 40 per cent of applications received.

In the 2021 cycle, BWF and WAoS are offering 100 scholarships per member association to access the online course. The course has been designed and written by content writers who work regularly with athletes and has been overseen by an expert reference group representing a number of International Federations, including the BWF. The online course can be completed within 4.5 hours.

All applicants will need to be in “good standing” with their Member Association. BWF will ensure a good balance of gender in the process of selecting successful applicants.

The maximum number of applications per country is 100.

Course Content: The Athlete Certificate course will cover five modules including

-Support team and relationships

-Values and Integrity in sport

-Health and wellbeing (including mental health)

-Social media and the athlete

-Your journey as an athlete

Instructions: Before you start filling in the online application form, please read the example of the application form carefully, which will assist you in preparing the information and documents you will need and answering the questions you will be asked in the process. (here)

Register Online:

The deadline for the Athlete Certificate course is 8 October 2021.

For more details, click here.

If you have any questions regarding the programme, please get in touch with the BWF Development Team [email protected].