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

  • Having helped Hibernian Ladies win a place in the Champions League, Heriot- Watt University’s Kirsty Smith is looking forward to the challenge of facing Bayern Munich in the opening round of the knockout draw.

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  • There is sure to be a carnival atmosphere in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium tomorrow night as it hosts the 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony, and a record number of Winning Students scholars will be part of the celebrations.

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  • University of Stirling triathlete Doug Roberts is enjoying a breakthrough season after achieving a trio of top ten finishes on the ETU European circuit.

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  • Canoeing was today announced as the twelfth core sport in the Winning Students programme, with athletes set to be supported from the 2016-2017 academic year. 

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“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


Winning Students Network

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

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Contact Us

  • Scholarship Enquiries

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

    Ewan Mowat Communications Officer 07944 518389