Each year we award a number of Sports Scholarships 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 in a BUCS, Commonwealth and Olympic Sport at county to international level.
Our scholarship programme recognises the individuality of each athlete, and that needs differ from sport to sport so we provide 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 worth £1800 that includes the following benefits:
- Bespoke financial support
- Premium membership at The Edge, our state-of-the-art on-site sports facility
- Strength and conditioning support from our dedicated team
- Nutritional support
- Lifestyle mentor and academic liaison support
- Physiotherapy and sports massage support from our dedicated team
- Leeds Gryphons Kit
- Dual- career policy including professional development support (e.g.leadership skills, CV writing, networking events and interview preparation) For further information and to view the policy please visit the Student Education Service website here.
The University of Leeds awards a number of scholarships to aspiring coaches to help improve the quality and quantity of coaching available to students in clubs. Working in conjunction with the Leeds Sport team and club committees it is an excellent opportunity for students to develop their skills and grow as a coach whilst at University.
The Coaching Scholarship is an exciting opportunity for current undergraduate or postgraduate students to rise to the challenge of coaching their fellow students alongside working with senior coaches and mentors to become a more effective coach as well as articulate the transferable skills coaching gives you in real-world situations. Ideally, candidates will have an NGB Level 1 or 2 or equivalent experience in their chosen sport and be looking to build on this whilst at University.
For more information and to apply go to the coaching scholar webpage here.
Applications for coaching scholarships for the forthcoming academic year are accepted from February to April.