To be considered for a Winning Students sports scholarship, students and prospective students should meet general, education and sport-specific criteria.
Having qualified from round one of the Hockey World League in September, Scotland’s men are working hard to break into new territory when Dublin hosts the second stage of the competition in March.
Hibernian Ladies triumphed over Glasgow City on penalties in the SSE Scottish Cup final, the showpiece finale for women's football in Scotland.
With the selection period for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games opening early next year, Glasgow School of Art badminton player Matthew Carder is producing the best form of his singles career.
Scotland’s national sports scholarship programme, Winning Students, announced this month which scholars would be part of the programme for 2016-17 academic year. The scholarships provide gifted young athletes studying in colleges and universities across Scotland with funding support and the flexibility to achieve their sporting and academic goals.
“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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