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Sports scholarships

Sports scholarships

Are you someone with talent in a sporting field?

Coventry University's Sports Scholarship: giving you the space to excel!
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A Coventry University Sports Scholarship could give you cash and support towards your sporting goals. This scheme offers you a support network enabling you to balance the demands of performance sport and academic study, helping you to achieve the highest level of success in both areas.

Recent successes for Coventry University students and alumni:
  • Double Paralympic Wheelchair Racing Champion, Triple World Champion and Double European Champion; current world record holder in T34 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m
  • Jamaal Otto competing in judo at the B U C S Championships

    England U20 Women’s Rugby Union International 2015/16
  • GB Men’s Ice Hockey Player
  • Northern Ireland Ladies Football International
  • 2015 and 2014 British University Men’s Kumite Team and Individual Champions
  • 2015 British University (BUCS) Indoor Cricket Champions
  • British Universities Gold  in Boxing, Athletics, Archery and Judo
  • English Senior Weightlifting Champion, British Silver Medallist and Commonwealth Games Athlete 2014
  • 2012 Olympic Race Walker

Our sports scholarships, worth up to £3000, provide both financial support and a tailored range of support services including pre-season screening, physiotherapy, sports psychology, sports nutrition, strength and conditioning, performance analysis, mentoring, performance workshops and flexible study.

To be considered for one of these scholarships you must be competing in a sport which is recognised by Sport England, but you may be an undergraduate or a postgraduate, from the UK, the EU or overseas, and studying in any year of your course.

For more information, contact Tom Shakespeare on t.shakespeare@coventry.ac.uk or +44 (0)24 7679 5979.

- Applications closed -

Hannah CockroftHannah Cockroft MBE

 Wheelchair Racing, GBR

Triple World Champion 2011 and 2013 (100m, 200m) and 2015 (100m, 400m, 800m)

Double London 2012 Paralympic Gold Medallist (100m, 200m)

Double European Champion 2014 (100m, 800m)

Coming to University as an elite athlete was never going to be easy, but the scholarship provided some extra guidance and support to help me to balance my sport and study commitments.

The staff work very professionally and dedicate themselves to the athletes to ensure that they can be successful in their studies but also continue to be in top form for their competitive seasons.