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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:
  • Rio 2016 Olympic High Jumper
  • GB Boxing squad member 2017/18
  • British Judo squad members including senior and junior gold medalists in 2016 & 2017
  • Double Paralympic Wheelchair Racing Champion, Triple World Champion and Double European Champion
  • England Universities Student Rugby League World Cup Squad Member 2017
  • England U20 Women’s Rugby Union Internationals 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18
  • GB Men’s Ice Hockey Player 2016
  • British University Men’s Karate (Kumite) Champions 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • British University (BUCS) Indoor Cricket Champions 2015

Jamaal Otto competing in judo at the B U C S Championships

  • Individual British Universities Golds  in Boxing, Athletics, Archery, Karate and Judo
  • English Senior Weightlifting Champion and Commonwealth Games Athlete 2014
  • 2012 London Olympics 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 or +44 (0)24 7679 5979.

Application deadline 31 August 2018

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.