About Us

Winning Students was established in 2008 as Scotland's national sports scholarship programme supporting student athletes balance studying with high performance sport.

The scholarships, managed by the University of Stirling and overseen by a committee comprising representatives from the various sectors, has seen over 1000 student athletes benefit from the programme, including world and Olympic champions.

In 2023, the programme has relaunched as Winning Students 100, focusing on the top 100 student athletes currently studying at a higher or further education institution in Scotland.

The scholarships can be used on a range of support services, and through partnership with the sportscotland institute of sport, the support received compliments existing support for each athlete.