Sports Scholarships: giving you the support to excel
CU London 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 London 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
*Many of our professional support services are delivered via the main Coventry University campus through remote capabilities.
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 London
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.