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

  • 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 been an exciting week for University of Stirling golfer Craig Howie who, just days after graduating, made his foray into the world of full time golf and headed to France to compete in the European Team Championships.  

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  • University of West of Scotland student Callum Hawkins is looking forward to being part of Team GB, which has the biggest number of Scots in 44 years this summer, when he competes in the Rio Olympic Games marathon event, along with his older brother Derek.

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  • University of Stirling cross country mountain biker Isla Short has not let two serious accidents get in the way of her ambitions of competing in the 2018 Commonwealth and 2020 Olympic Games.

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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