Winning Students

2014 News


Final scholars selected for support

Gemma Gibbons 19 December 2014

Judo Olympic Silver medallist Gemma Gibbons is one of more than 30 students selected for Winning Students scholarship support in the final announcement tranche for 2014-2015.

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Top sporting talent studying across Scotland gain funding support

Ross Murdoch, Laura Muir and Brian Harper announce the 2014-15 scholarships. Photo: Peter Devlin 19 November 2014

More than 150 top athletes – including many medallists from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – have been selected for a Winning Students scholarship. Athletes selected for support were announced during a school visit to Denny High School in Falkirk where Winning Students met more than 100 sporty pupils.

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Studious curler spurred on by sister's Olympic success

Thomas Muirhead competing at the 2014 Scottish Championships. Photo courtesy of Tom Brydone. 10 November 2014

An Olympic Bronze medal is a mighty target to topple but the youngest curler in the gifted Muirhead family has his sights set high. Teenager Thomas Muirhead has watched his sister Eve excel on the international curling stage, her medal success at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games added to European and World Championship crowns.

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Studious support boosts one quarter of Scotland’s Commonwealth contenders

Ross Murdoch. Photo: Alistair Devine 30 June 2014

Almost one quarter of the Scots competing at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have been bolstered by Winning Students scholarship support. No fewer than 80 members of the 310-strong Team Scotland and two members of Team England are students or graduates of the national scholarship programme established to support athletes studying in Scottish colleges and universities.

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Laura Muir confirmed as undisputed British No.1

Laura Muir 10 February 2014

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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