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.


Commonwealth Games

An incredible 74 Winning Students past and present are competing at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games from 23 July to 3 August 2014. Follow them throughout the Games and show your support. 

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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

  • Edinburgh’s Patrick Dawson is just a handful of days away from realising the lifetime’s dream of competing for Team Scotland at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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  • Almost one quarter of the Scots competing at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have been bolstered by Winning Students scholarship support. No fewer than 73 members of the 310-strong Team Scotland and one member of Team England are students or graduates of the national scholarship programme established to support athletes studying in Scottish colleges and universities.

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  • Orienteers from Scotland’s dedicated performance training centre are on course to excel at three separate World Championships starting on Saturday.

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  • Willie Kirk has been appointed High Performance Football Manager at the Scottish FA National Performance Centre for Women’s Football in its new home at Heriot-Watt University.

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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

Scott Fraser

Orienteering, 2008-2010 and 2013 to present

Commonwealth Countdown

The clock is ticking towards the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.


Contact Us

  • Scholarship Enquiries

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

    David Christie Communications Manager 01786 466653