Winning Students


How to Apply

To be considered for a Winning Students sports scholarship, students and prospective students should meet general, education and sport-specific criteria.

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Winning Student Highlights

  • A Scottish Commonwealth Games hero fought back from injury to make New College Lanarkshire’s Health and Wellbeing Event a knockout. Bronze medal-winning boxer Reece McFadden joined fellow students in taking part in healthy living activities – despite having broken his thumb during a recent boxing match.

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  • Judo Olympic Silver medallist Gemma Gibbons is one of more than 30 students selected for Winning Students scholarship support in the final announcement tranche for 2014-2015.

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  • Star swimmer Ross Murdoch fended off tough competition to be crowned Sports Personality of the Year at the Scottish Sports Awards. The 200m Breaststroke Commonwealth Champion was selected ahead of six other leading athletes to take the top accolade at the Sunday Mail sportscotland awards held in Glasgow last night (Thursday 4 December).

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  • More than 150 top athletes – including many medallists from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – have been selected for a Winning Students scholarship. Athletes selected for support were announced during a school visit to Denny High School in Falkirk where Winning Students met more than 100 sporty pupils.

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“College students take real benefit from the extra funding and support provided by Winning Students. The scholarships help to support elite athletes and can help them achieve their academic and sporting goals.”

Lisa Dods, Sports Lecturer, Perth College


Winning Students Network

Winning Students creates a network of colleges and universities who deliver support to their talented student athletes.

Get more information about our network and how to join it.

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Athlete of the Month

Sarah Adlington

Judo, 2012-2015

Contact Us

  • Scholarship Enquiries

    Jason Atkins Winning Students Co-ordinator 01786 466553
  • Media Enquiries

    David Christie Communications Manager 01786 466653