Sport Scholarships

Our scholarships support student-athletes to thrive both in their academics and in their sport

2021-22 Scholarship Application Form

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The application window for 2021-22 is now open

We invite applications from domestic and international students that meet our scholarship criteria. 

Please complete your application by Friday 4th June 2021 to be eligible to start the scholarship in July. Further information to support your application please see our scholarship selection policy

Applications received after Friday 4th June 2021 will be reviewed at the start of each month.

Our Sport Scholarship

For high performing athletes we offer a comprehensive package of support to help you develop and excel across all aspects of your life. 

We pride ourselves on our person-centred approach, shaping your scholarship support based on your journey and your needs as an individual. Whether you have an existing support teams (such as English Institute of Sport support) or would need our expert practitioners to support your development, we work with you from the outset to co-ordinate support that matters, placing you at the very centre of all decisions. 

We’re passionate about helping you develop to be the best you can be and to help you achieve your aspirations in sport, studies and in life.

Scholarship Package
  • Up to £1500 towards training or competition expense
  • Annual gym pass for Armitage Sports Centre or Sugden
  • Athletic Union club membership
  • 1–2–1 sessions with our expert Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Physiotherapy from our full-time University / TASS Physiotherapist
  • Mentoring / Lifestyle support
  • Sports scholarship kit
  • Access to workshops
  • Promotion of your success
  • Opportunity to be an ambassador for your sport

To be eligible for the programme athletes will need to meet the minimum criteria;


  • A University of Manchester full-time/part-time undergraduate/postgraduate student OR a prospective student who has received a conditional/unconditional offer and is commencing study in September 2021.
  • Competing at a minimum of UK Junior National level on a recognised player pathway of a Sport England/UK Sport recognised sport (for overseas applications, the standard must be equivalent to that of the UK).
  • Be contracted to a club in a professional/semi-professional league, competing at national/international level (for overseas applications, the standard must be equivalent to that of the UK).
  • Evidences a personal, sport and technical/physical profile that demonstrate performance levels of the minimum criteria.
  • Evidences continuing striving for personal excellence, defined in this application under headline areas of:
    • Displays a commitment to striving for personal excellence
    • Manages and balances the demands of a dual-career athlete
    • Takes ownership of their programme
    • Embraces learning and personal development

Our 2020-21 Sport Scholars

Nicole Burdett

Nicole Burdett – Archery

BSc Psychology

Ruth Mwandumba

Ruth Mwandumba – Rifle Shooting

PhD Epidemilogy

Bailey Hairsine

Bailey Hairsine – Open Water Swimming

MSci Biomedical Science

Grace Harvey

Grace Harvey – Para-Swimming

BSc Immunology

Amy Carter

Amy Carter – Netball

MBChB Medicine

Emma Cogni

Emma Cogni – Water polo

BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Imogen Turner

Imogen Turner – Netball

BDS Dentistry

Jamie Ingram

Jamie Ingram – Swimming

BSc Mathematics

Sophie Capewell

Sophie Capewell – Cycling

BSc Mathematics

Aimee Pratt

Aimee Pratt – Athletics

BSc Anatomical Sciences

Fergus Warr

Fergus Warr – Rugby Union

BA History

Eleanor Taylor

Eleanor Taylor – Fencing

LLB Law with International Study

Harriet Knowles-Jones

Harriet Knowles-Jones – Athletics

BEng Mechanical Engineering

Natalie Stevens

Natalie Stevens – Hockey

BEng Civil Engineering

Catriona Booth

Catriona Booth – Hockey

MRes Cardiovascular Health and Disease

Lois Pearson

Photo credit Vitality Netball Superleague / Ben Lumley.

Lois Pearson – Netball

BSc Mathematics

Sotia Zenios

Sotia Zenios – Karate

MBChB/PhD Medicine