To be considered for a Winning Students sports scholarship, students and prospective students should meet general, education and sport-specific criteria.
VIDEO: We spoke with University of Stirling triathlon brothers, Douglas and Fergus Roberts, on the eve of the 2017 European triathlon season which begins at the ETU European Cup in Gran Canaria this weekend.
Half a year after achieving the rare feat of winning a World Cup medal whilst still a junior, Edinburgh College judo player David Ferguson returns to top level competition this weekend in the Casablanca African Open (18-19 March).
Scotland’s national sports scholarship programme, Winning Students, has opened the application process for its 2017/18 intake of individual scholar athletes.
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.
“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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