Winning Students

Winning Students

Scotland’s Student Sports Scholarships

Winning Students is Scotland's sports scholarship programme supporting students competing in high performance sport.

In member colleges and universities across Scotland, some of the most talented young athletes - including Olympians, Commonwealth competitors and senior internationalists - are combining their studies and their sport.

Across core sports and through Individual Scholarships, the scholarships now support more than 150 student athletes.


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

  • Judoka Stephanie Inglis is preparing for life as an international jetsetter following her Commonwealth Silver medal.

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  • Not even an imminent essay deadline has taken the shine off the Commonwealth Games success of history making Team Scotland Badminton player Kirsty Gilmour.

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  • Table Tennis talent Craig Howieson has swapped the court for the classroom as he returns to the day job following a fantastic Commonwealth Games.

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  • Students on a highly successful sports scholarship programme won no fewer than 13 medals at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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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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Contact Us

  • Scholarship Enquiries

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

    David Christie Communications Manager 01786 466653