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Sport Scholarship

The Sport Scholarship programme at UWS aims to support those with the potential to be at the top of their sport. Criteria eligibility includes international, national and regional standard athletes with additional funding available for those performing at regional level with aspirations to national and international standards.

UWS Sport Scholarships will provide financial scholarships as well as support for student athletes to access the University's sports facilities, educational workshops, and sports science/medicine support.

A Sport Scholarship will help you to:

  • combine a high level sporting career with academic achievement
  • achieve your full potential in the sporting and academic arenas
  • raise your profile and that of the University in the sporting and academic arenas

Gold Award

Callum Hawkins Receiving Sport Scholarship Gold Award | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Callum Hawkins

Callum is a Mechanical Engineering student at UWS's Paisley Campus. A long distance runner, Callum has represented Scotland and Great Britain at Commonwealth Games and Olympic level. He won Gold at the BUCS Cross Country Championships in 2016. In August 2017 Callum finished 4th in the men's marathon at the 2017 World Athletics Championships.

Rebekka Findlay Receiving Sport Scholarship Gold Award | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Rebekka Findlay

Rebekka is a Sport & Exercise Science student at UWS's Hamilton Campus. Rebekka was selected to represent Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and represented Great Britain at the World University Games in 2015. In 2016 she became Scottish National Doubles Champion.

Silver Award

Amy Dougan Receiving Sport Scholarship Silver Award | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Amy Dougan

Amy is a Sports Development student at Hamilton Campus. She plays judo to a high level and has won Gold and Bronze in BUCS judo events, and won Gold at the BUPA Senior Open in 2014

Victoria Milburn Receiving Sport Scholarship Silver Award | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Victoria Milburn

Victoria is a Sports Development student at Hamilton Campus. A talented swimmer she has represented UWS as a finalist in several BUCS championships including in International Medley, butterfly and backstroke

Bronze Award

Calum Andrews Receiving Sport Scholarship Bronze Award | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Calum Andrews

Calum is a Sports Development student at Hamilton Campus. He competes at Regional and National level in club comptition and has led Team UWS Basketball in SSS & BUCS competition

Jonathan Cranstoun Receiving Sport Scholarship Bronze Award | University of the West of Scotland

Jonathan Cranstoun

Jonathan is an Msc Project Management studying at Paisley Campus. He has played in the United States and was Florida State Champion 2010 and a First Division player in Denmark. Jonathan was elected UWS Sports President in 2016.

Aims & Objectives

Aims

  • Attract the very best student athletes to the University of the West of Scotland and to assist these students to combine a high level sporting career with academic achievement
  • Assist high performing students achieve their full potential in the sporting and academic arenas
  • Help raise the profile and reputation of the University in the sporting and academic arenas
  • Raise the expectation/aspirations of athletes

Objectives

  • To attract new talented athletes to study at the University of the West of Scotland due to an effective, supportive and well managed programme
  • To use the expertise within UWS to improve athlete performance
  • To work with partners to improve athlete performance
  • To assist student performers with academic and lifestyle issues

Gold Awards

Gold Award

This award is for elite level athletes who receive adequate support elsewhere (NGB, Institute, winning students). These athletes are encouraged to compete for the University and are expected to profile and highlight the support they receive from the university at any appropriate opportunity (eg media interviews/profiles etc)

What you receive:

  • A financial award (travel, equipment etc)
  • Subsidised Sports science, sports medicine and strength and conditioning support
  • Educational workshop programme
  • Academic liaison
  • Team UWS Branded clothing
  • Free access to UWS sports facilities

Gold Criteria:

National or International Standard

 

Silver Awards

Silver Award

This awards is for athletes who do not receive significant funding or support but demonstrate the potential to become successful at International level and are expected to compete for the University.

Applications to be supported by:

  • Current level of performance (eg placings, personal bests, times, distances.
    Evidence of progression)
  • External references (eg from your coach, manager, NGB)

What you receive:

  • A financial award (travel, equipment etc)
  • Subsidised Sports science, sports medicine and strength and conditioning support
  • Educational workshop programme
  • Academic liaison
  • Team UWS Branded clothing
  • Free access to UWS sports facilities

Silver Criteria:

National Standard

Bronze Awards

Bronze Award

This award is for athletes who do not receive significant funding or support but demonstrate the potential to become successful at National level and are expected to compete for the University.

Applications to be supported by:

  • Current level of performance (eg placings, personal bests, times, distances.
    Evidence of progression)
  • External references (eg from your coach, manager, NGB)

What you receive:

  • A financial award (travel, equipment etc)
  • Subsidised Sports science, sports medicine and strength and conditioning support
  • Educational workshop programme
  • Academic liaison
  • Team UWS Branded clothing

Bronze Criteria:

Demonstrate the potential for success at national level

Application & Selection

Application & Selection

To apply for a sport scholarship

  • download an application form
  • submit your application, including as much detail and evidence as possible
  • shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview
  • successful candidates will be notified and sign an agreement form

The Selection Committee includes our Head of Sport & Student Engagement, Sports Project Manager, a representative from the academic sports staff and the Team UWS Sports President.

Please note: Awarding sport scholarships is a competitive process. Meeting the criteria does not mean you will automatically receive a scholarship.

Sports Scholarships 2018 Application

Last updated: 14/06/2018