It's been another strong year for Winning Students, with a number of our athletes combining their studies with international success. The Annual Report provides full details of their achievements as well as the partnerships and investment behind the programme.
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.
By any measure, 2016 has been an excellent season for University of Stirling golfer, Gemma Batty. The Business and Sport Studies third year student won Scottish, British and European Universities titles as part of Team Stirling.
Having helped Hibernian Ladies win a place in the Champions League, Heriot- Watt University’s Kirsty Smith is looking forward to the challenge of facing Bayern Munich in the opening round of the knockout draw.
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.
Rising tennis star, Maia Lumsden kept her Wimbledon dream alive with three victories in the LTA Wimbledon Wildcard Playoffs this week.
Laura Muir broke a 22 year old record at the Diamond League in Oslo last week and she now holds Scottish Records at 1500m and one mile.
There were strong showings from both current and former scholars in the Scottish Women's Amateur Golf Championship last week.
A University of Edinburgh BEng Chemical Engineering scholar is about to embark on an important stage in his plan to compete in a second Winter Olympics.
Some more of our scholars were confirmed as part of Team GB's squad for Rio 2016 this week.
The British Swimming Championships in Glasgow last week offered the country’s best swimmers the opportunity for national glory and, with the Championships doubling as Olympic selection trials, the chance to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
The country's best swimmers descended on Glasgow last week to compete in the British Championships in an attempt to secure their place in the GB team for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Since winning two medals at the World Junior Championships last year, University of Edinburgh sprint canoeist Deborah Kerr has set her sights still higher.
The golf season is hotting up already and there's been plenty of other sport in the last week too.
Another busy week saw success in a number of sports for our scholars.
Robert Gordon University rower Lewis McCue is pleased with his above-expectation results in last week’s Olympic trials, although his thirteenth place means he is out of the frame for a place in the team bound for Rio this summer.
As many sporting seasons now start to ramp up, many of our scholars were in action in the last week and there was success in a variety of sports.
University of Edinburgh orienteer Alex Chepelin has produced the best form of his life a fortnight before the GB team selection trials begin.
Sporting students at colleges and universities in Scotland can apply before Monday 11 April for financial support.
Three of our scholars were crowned World Championsat the weekend at the World Junior Curling Championships in Denmark.
Ross Murdoch returned from the Swim Ulster International Meet with two golds and a silver medal in the pick of the results but there were medals for a number of other swimmers as well as football, curling, and badminton action.
Robyn Hart-Winks has been crowned World Indoor Rowing Champion after winning the Women's Lightweight competition in Boston, USA.
It took a spell at a US tennis academy for teenage tennis prodigy Maia Lumsden to realise she had everything she needed in Scotland to progress to the next level.
Teachers across Scotland will be able to log on and ‘order a role model’ thanks to a new online system designed to connect schools with inspirational athletes.
A former Highland dancing world champion is working her way up a similar ladder of achievement in rowing.
BUCS Nationals dominated the student sport calendar at the weekend but we also had scholars in Scottish and European Championships.
Scotland’s top shooter, Jen McIntosh, will arrive in Hungary for the European 10m Championships next week with the pressure on just about every other competitor.
It was a Valentine's weekend to remember for our tennis players, with Scottish Indoor Championship wins for each of the three competing scholars.
University of Edinburgh student Grace Reid jets off to Brazil today to compete in the FINA Diving World Cup, her first senior world level competition taking place at the Rio 2016 Games venue.
There were medals in three different sports for our scholars at the weekend.
Heriot-Watt University junior World Rowing Champion, Gavin Horsburgh, is working hard to impress GB selectors as he moves up from junior to under 23 competition this season.
Some of our young curlers won the right to represent Scotland last weekend, whilst two shooting scholars were setting British records.
Laura Muir is successfully balancing being one of the world’s best middle distance athletes alongside studying for an MSc in Veterinary Medicine. Even in an Olympic year.
Wininng Students' first two divers picked up medals at the British National Diving Cup as part of a successful weekend for our scholars.
University of Stirling judoka Rachel Tytler proved that despite being a second year junior she was more than a match against the seniors in last weekend’s Scottish Open.
Our curling scholars have been flying the Winning Students flag on their own for the last few weeks but some of our other athletes returned this weekend from a winter break.
Edinburgh Napier University third year Bruce Mouat is hoping to reproduce the form which saw him take bronze last year when Turkey hosts the 2016 World Junior Curling Championships (5-13 March).
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