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

  • Team Scotland unveiled its largest ever aquatics team ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games - including 23 current and former Winning Students.

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  • Stirling student Nick Rosenzweig completed his collection of student tennis titles – defeating two team-mates in the process.

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  • Sporting students at college or university in Scotland can apply before 31 March for funding support.

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  • It’s proving tough to keep up with Laura Muir in 2014. Already selected for Team Scotland for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, you could be forgiven for thinking she might take her foot off the pedal.

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Hope Gordon“Without the support of Winning Students I wouldn’t be able to stay in Stirling and train at the National Swimming Academy. It helps to pay for accommodation, training fees and competition fees. The scholarship has been really supportive and I really appreciate that.”

Hope Gordon,  Disability Swimmer

Forth Valley 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

Kyle Smith

Curling, 2012 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