Sports Scholarships: giving you the support to excel
CU Coventry Sports Scholarships can help you reach your sporting and academic goals. This scheme offers you a support network, enabling you to balance the dual demands of performance sport and academic study.
CU Coventry Sports Scholarships are worth up to £1400 and provide a tailored range of support services including:
- pre-season screening
- sports psychology
- sports nutrition
- strength and conditioning
- gym membership
- performance analysis
- lifestyle support
- performance workshops
- promotional clothing
- flexible study
My uni boxing coach put me forward for the scholarship in my first year. I used to pay for a nutritionist and a strength and conditioning coach – that’s now free. It’s a weight-training sport, so strength and conditioning is hugely important; I get two sessions a week, and being accountable to someone is really motivating. I have a mentor too. It’s so good to have someone who understands both sides, sport and study.
Jessica Barry (Christ The King, red) v Colleen Roach (Haringey, blue). Credit: Andy Chubb, England Boxing
Who can apply for a Sports Scholarship?
To be considered for one of these scholarships, you must be:
- competing in a sport which is included within the BUCS Sport, Olympic Sports or Paralympic Sports programmes
- accepted onto a course at CU Coventry
I heard about the scholarship before I applied, from my basketball coach and a Coventry rep in Bulgaria. I feel honoured to be part of this system, because being a ‘sport scholar’ outside your own country is a huge privilege. The amount of online support provided has been very helpful and encouraging, especially during a pandemic. Your mentors keep in touch with you often; there are core training and mobility stretching classes weekly with our motivational and kind coaches.
Being a Coventry university scholar gives me an extra motivation not just to be a better athlete but to achieve more in life as well.