HE Sports Scholarship is available for application by students who have achieved international status and/or had appearances within a professional or semi-professional club in a sporting discipline as recognised by a National Governing Body (NGB). The objective of this scholarship is to support and aid the progression of dedicated and talented athletes alongside their studies. The scholarship awards are tiered and are assessed based on the level of sporting performance.
The HE Sports Scholarships aim to provide performance athletes with financial support to assist with the costs of coaching, strength and conditioning, nutrition and sports psychology. Sports Scholars can receive up to £4,000 per year in a bursary or fee waivers at the discretion of the panel, in the following sports:
- American Football
- Rugby Union
Tier 1 (Podium) – Offers between £2,500 - £4,000
Students will need to have full senior international status and have made regular appearances within a professional club.
Tier 2 (Professional) - Offers between £1,000 - £2,000
Students will need to have u18, u21 or 23 level international representation and have made not less than 10 appearances within a professional club.
Tier 3 (Performance) - Offers between £250 - £500
Students will need to have u18, u21 or 23 level international representation and/or have made regular appearances within a semi-professional club.