ITU Athlete Scholarship

Updated: 21 May, 2019 03:10 am

About the ITU Athlete Scholarship Programme:

Project Goal

The primary objective of the ITU Athlete Scholarship Programme is to identify and provide support, resources and expertise to athletes from developing/emerging National Federations with the greatest needs to compete at Continental and World level over the Olympic Qualification and help their preparation and qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Project Outline

Athletes selected for the ITU Athlete Scholarship Programme will be carefully ‘placed’ in a programme commensurate with their specific needs in the interest of their progressive development to an elite level. Placements will vary in duration and form depending on the specific outline of the programme developed by the NF in conjunction with the ITU Development deemed to be conducive to the athlete’s development needs.

Target Group

The target group will be athletes from developing National Federations who have already shown competence at a Continental and World level and are looking to make the step up to top level training and racing, but need the support in order to do so. These athletes should be seen as Olympic prospects (Tokyo 2020 & Paris 2024) by their National Federations. The athletes will be drawn primarily from U23 and Elite ranks, but junior athletes can also be considered as part of the next generation for the future.


The following athletes have been awarded with ITU Athlete Scholarship in 2019:

Antoanela Manac (ROM)
Brian Moya (COL)
Erica Hawley (BER)
Kaidi Kivioja (EST)
Kim Marion Mangrobang (PHI)
Matthew Wright (BAR)
Ognjen Stojanovic (SER)
Tyler Smith (BER)

ITU Athlete Scholarship holders in 2018:

Armando Matute (ECU)
Brian Moya (COL)
Diana Castillo (COL)
Edda Hannesdottir (ISL)
Erica Hawley (BER)
Juan José Andrade Figueroa (ECU)
Kaidi Kivioja (EST)
Matthew Wright (BAR)
Mikita Bely (BLR)
Mikita Katsianeu (BLR)
Ognjen Stojanovic (SER)
Tyler Smith (BER)