To be considered for a Winning Students sports scholarship, students and prospective students should meet general, education and sport-specific criteria.
There is sure to be a carnival atmosphere in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracanã Stadium tomorrow night as it hosts the 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony, and a record number of Winning Students scholars will be part of the celebrations.
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.
“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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