Sports Scholarships
Scholarship Name Sports Scholarships
Academic Year 2023
Nationality Any

In 2023/24 the university will award at least 20 new Sports Scholarships to athletes, coaches and officials. The number of awards and amount given to each student is dependent on how many applications are received and the level of performance of the applicants and engagement with the programme.

To be considered, athletes/officials/coaches must perform in a sport that:

  • Is an Olympic/Paralympic/Commonwealth programme

  • Is part of the BUCS competition programme

  • Is available to practice within our Students’ Union Clubs

  • Has a National Governing Body and is a Sports England recognized sport.

Eligibility

Students applying for the bursaries should meet the relevant criteria for each award:

Athlete Scholars

Bronze – Junior national or academy level in a University ‘focus sport’

Silver – Represented your chosen sport at national level (in a squad, pathway or competition)

Gold – Represented your chosen sport at international level (in a squad, pathway or competition) or professional contract within a University ‘investment sport’

Officiating Scholars

Bronze – Qualified official working at a higher standard than entry level, with supporting reports

Silver – Qualified official working at national competition level or above, with supporting reports

Gold – Qualified official working at international competition level, with supporting reports

Coach Scholars

Sports Coaching scholar – Qualified coach, with evidence of experience and supporting references

Strength & Conditioning Scholar – Following interview process from S&C lead. Internal applicants only

Students offered a Sports Scholarship will:

  • Be enrolled at the University of Gloucestershire on an eligible course

  • Have an outstanding ability in a particular sport

  • Complete all review tasks set by the Sports Scholarship Team

  • Demonstrate that they have met targets set for their academic work, sporting performance and any contribution agreed at the beginning of the year or added to their regular review meetings held throughout the academic year.

  • Sign a Scholarship Agreement accepting terms and conditions. This includes agreeing to compete and represent the University in the BUCS competitions and championships, subject to negotiation.

  • Act as an ambassador at events such as University Open and Applicant Days. It is anticipate scholars will attend at least 2 open or applicant days.

  • Commit fully to the ethos and culture of the Sports Scholarship programme

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Breckett Front  My counsellor contacted me every day throughout the application process and helped me receive an unconditional offer. I am so grateful to SI-UK and will never forget them. I will study very hard as I feel this is the best reward I can give the whole team.  Breckett Front

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