To be considered for a Winning Students sports scholarship, students and prospective students should meet general, education and sport-specific criteria.
Edinburgh Napier University curler Bruce Mouat is eyeing this week’s Scottish Championships after achieving his season’s goal of winning the World University Winter Games.
Heriot-Watt University’s Bruce Strachan believes his tennis is as good as when he was a full time competitor after becoming Scottish Indoor champion for the first time this week.
University of Stirling swimmer Duncan Scott won two medals at his Olympics debut at Rio last summer but the 19-year-old Business and Sport Studies second year student believes his best is yet to come.
It's been another strong year for Winning Students, with a number of our athletes combining their studies with international success. The Annual Report provides full details of their achievements as well as the partnerships and investment behind the programme.
“It’s a very sensible option to study alongside sport because your sporting career isn’t going to last your lifetime. If you are lucky you can make a living but once you stop competing it’s very important to have something to fall back on. There’s a possibility of injury as well so you never know how your career is going to pan out really. Study works to balance your sport as well because it’s a really useful distraction.”
Laura Muir, Athletics
University of Glasgow student
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