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Our scholarships include a wide range of support services that enable athletes to successfully train, compete and study in a performance environment.   

With financial support and a comprehensive support service package, including strength & conditioning and rehabilitation services, the scholarship programme can be tailored to your needs.

The scholarships range from a value of £750 to £5,000 and are open to all St Mary’s students, regardless of year or programme of study. 

Please click the links below to find out more about our scholarship packages and application process: 

Each of the below points will link to the relevant section on this page, for example clicking on Talented Athlete will take you to the criteria for this scholarship


Gold Scholarship

Value: £4,000 - £5,000

This scholarship package includes:

  • £2,000 - £3,000 financial support
  • Free gym membership
  • Strength and conditioning - individualised programme and support
  • Access to rehab and soft tissue services
  • Access to performance workshops in disciplines such as sports nutrition & psychology
  • Sport Scholar Kit
  • Dedicated lifestyle support from the Sport Performance Officer
Criteria

We are looking for student athletes who have the ability to compete at the Olympic or Paralympic Games, typically those that have already represented their country at senior international level.

We will also consider applications from student athletes in a non-Olympic sport, providing they compete at a comparable level and in a BUCS sport.

Please note: as with all St Mary’s scholarships, meeting the above minimum criteria does not guarantee the award of a scholarship.

How to apply

Scroll down for further information on timelines and to complete our 2019/20 scholarship application form.


Silver Scholarship

Value: £2,500 - £4,000

This scholarship package includes:

  • £500-£1,500 financial support
  • Free gym membership
  • Strength and conditioning - individualised programme and support
  • Access to rehab and soft tissue services
  • Professional coaching within the relevant club
  • Access to performance workshops in disciplines such as sports nutrition & psychology
  • Sport Scholar Kit
  • Dedicated lifestyle support from the Sport Performance Officer
Criteria

We are looking for student athletes who are typically competing at a minimum of junior national/international level or equivalent who are able to demonstrate how they can significantly contribute to success for St Mary’s in British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions.

Please note: athletes must be committed to, and eligible to represent St Mary’s in BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) competitions and events.

As with all St Mary’s scholarships, meeting the above minimum criteria does not guarantee the award of a scholarship.

How to apply

Scroll down for further information on timelines and to complete our 2019/20 scholarship application form.

Eligible Sports
  • Archery*
  • Athletics  (including Duathlon & Triathlon)
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Canoeing*
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Climbing
  • Cricket (Men’s)
  • Cycling*
  • Equestrian*
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Gaelic Football (Men's)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics*
  • Hockey
  • Korfball
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial Arts*
  • Modern Biathlon/Pentathlon
  • Netball
  • Orienteering
  • Pool
  • Rifle shooting*
  • Rowing*
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Sailing*
  • Squash
  • Snooker
  • Snowsports*
  • Surfing*
  • Swimming*
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Trampolining*
  • Ultimate
  • Volleyball 
  • Water Polo
  • Windsurfing*

*Please note that BUCS do not offer certain disciplines/events within this sport. For example flat-water races are not offered as part of any BUCS Canoe/Kayak competition.

Applicants within these sports should be aware that their favoured event may not be featured within BUCS competitions and as such they may not be eligible for this scholarship.


Bronze Scholarship

Value: £750

This scholarship package includes:

  • Free gym membership
  • Strength and conditioning support
  • Access to performance workshops in disciplines such as sports nutrition & psychology
  • Sport Scholar Kit
  • Dedicated lifestyle support from the Sport Performance Officer
Criteria

We are looking for student athletes who are either:

  • Currently competing at a minimum of county or regional level and be committed to competing in university competitions
  • Currently competing at a minimum of junior national level in a non-BUCS or non-Olympic sport

Please note: as with all St Mary’s scholarships, meeting the above minimum criteria does not guarantee the award of a scholarship.

How to apply

Scroll down for further information on timelines and to complete our 2019/20 scholarship application form


Timeline and Applications

Applications for sports scholarships are now closed for 2019/20. We are hoping to update this page with information about scholarships for the 2020/21 academic year by mid-November 2019.

For more information please contact Gareth Crewe, Sports Performance Officer, at gareth.crewe@stmarys.ac.uk