Elite Sports Scholarship
Elite Sports Scholarship
Each year we award a number of Elite Sports Scholarship packages to selected high performing athletes who demonstrate aspirations to compete at the highest levels within their chosen sport. In order to be eligible for a Scholarship applicants must be competing at, or aspiring to compete at international level.
Our scholarship programme recognises the individuality of each athlete, and that needs differ from sport to sport. Our programme is sympathetic to this, providing a unique approach that tailors our scholarships to the needs of each individual athlete.
For this academic year, we are offering a comprehensive scholarship package that includes the following benefits:
- A bespoke financial offer
- Complimentary premium membership at The Edge, our state-of-the-art on-site sports facility
- Additional strength and conditioning support from a dedicated team
- Additional physiotherapy support
- Access to sports massage
- An academic liaison officer
- Personal development support including leadership skills, CV writing, networking events and interview preparation
- Complementary sports leisure wear
If you would like to apply for a Sport Scholarship, then please download our application form and return the form to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 7th July 2017. Applications will not be accepted after this date.
Please note Scholarships are only awarded once an offer for a place to study has been made by an academic department.
Applications will be reviewed by our performance panel, with successful elite scholars being notified by Friday 7th July 2017.
For more information please contact: email@example.com
The University of Leeds awards a number of scholarships to aspiring coaches to help raise club performances within their chosen sports. Working in conjunction with the Head Coaches of the University teams it is an excellent opportunity for students to further develop themselves outside the academic arena.
The Coaching Scholarship is an exciting opportunity for current undergraduate or postgraduate students who can demonstrate high standards of personal, professional and learning attributes. Ideally the Coaching Scholars will have good experience as a coach and/or player, good knowledge of performance sport, experience in developing useful working partnerships and hold a NGB Coaching Qualification.
Find out more about our coaching scholarships and apply using the links below:
For more information on this programme please contact;
Andy Lockwood: firstname.lastname@example.org
The scholarships have been made possible by the Sport & Physical Activity service working with the Alumni and Development team and their support through the Alumni Annual fund.
Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)
The University of Leeds have been recognised as a centre for good practice in supporting student-athletes and have been awarded TASS accredited centre status. The TASS programme is a government funded partnership between student athletes, educational institutions and national governing bodies which aims to provide a support network for talented athletes. The scheme supports a number of athletes in various sports to be able to balance academia with high performance sport.
What does a TASS Scholarship include?
Sport England TASS provides athletes with a tailored package of Core Services including strength & conditioning, education & lifestyle support, physiotherapy, sport psychology, nutrition and sports medicine. The athletes also receive a sport specific personal award to be used towards training, coaching and competition expenses. TASS athletes at The University of Leeds will also receive all of the benefits of the Elite Sports Scholarship scheme which includes a free premium Edge gym membership and Leeds Gryphons kit.
How to apply for TASS
Athletes should be achieving national recognition at U18 level or above. Athletes are nominated by the National Governing Body (NGB) and scholarships are awarded on an annual basis.
For further information on how to apply visit the TASS website.
Applications are now open. The deadline for elite sports scholars applications is the 7th July 2017 and scholars will be notified by the 8th September 2017. The deadline for coaching scholars applications is the 3rd April 2017. If you would like to apply for a Scholarship, then please download the relevant application form below.