Student Scholarships

The University of Bath was the first UK university to offer sports scholarships and today 42 student athletes who have displayed potential for success both academically and athletically are currently benefiting from our scholarships – including 15 awarded during the 2019-20 academic year. Our scholarships give talented young people the opportunity to benefit from Bath’s world-leading sporting and academic environment.

Some of the country’s top athletes have benefited from our scholarships, including London 2012 Olympic silver medallists Michael Jamieson (swimming) and Samantha Murray (modern pentathlon) plus PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic bronze-medallist Dom Parsons (skeleton). Rio 2016 Olympian Joe Choong, who combined studying Mathematics with competing at international level for Pentathlon GB, explains how it has helped his career in this video:

Scholarships available

We are constantly looking to develop and improve our offer, so while the information below provides guidance on how we currently structure our scholarship support please note that we are in the process of reviewing our criteria and may make amendments to the information available. Please check back towards the end of January 2020.

Scholarship No. available Funding offered Eligibility
Bill Whiteley One £5,000 p/a (up to five years) Click here
Ivor Powell One £2,000 p/a (up to three years) Click here
King One £4,000 p/a (up to four years) Click here
Santander Six £2,000 p/a (up to three years) Click here
Thompson Education Trust One £1,250 p/a (up to two years) Click here
Trendell Two £1,000 p/a (up three years) Click here

Click here to read the full terms and conditions for each scholarship.


To be eligible for a scholarship athletes must:

  • be studying or have applied for a course at the University of Bath;
  • demonstrate the potential to compete at elite level internationally;
  • have the ability to represent the University and contribute to and/or win University National titles;
  • be recommended by their own coach and/or the University’s coach in their sport;
  • meet the criteria for the Team Bath Dual Career Programme.

Athletes on scholarships lasting more than one academic year will continue to receive their scholarship throughout their University course subject to an annual academic and sporting review.

Current University of Bath sporting scholars

Athlete name Sport Scholarship Year first awarded
William Hamernick Lacrosse American Fund 2019-20
Tom Dean Swimming Bill Whiteley 2018-19
Sophie Drakeford-Lewis Netball Bill Whiteley 2017-18
Toby Price Modern Pentathlon Bill Whiteley 2019-20
Ben Jones Tennis Buchan Jones 2017-18
William Ryley Swimming Goldsmith 2019-20
George Worboys Rugby union Ivor Powell 2019-20
Imogen Allison Netball King 2016-17
Alistair Chalmers Athletics King 2018-19
Tim Nurse Hockey King 2017-18
Kirsty Way Trampolining King 2019-20
Tomos Slade Athletics Lewis 2019-20
Georgia Martin Rowing Matrix 2019-20
Harriet Evans Golf R&A Golf Scholarship 2017-18
Jazmine Butcher Alpine Skiing Santander 2016-17
Molly Chapman Badminton Santander 2018-19
Leon Chevalier Triathlon Santander 2019-20
Daisy Collingridge Sailing Santander 2018-19
Chartie Curtis Netball Santander 2017-18
Cari Davies Hockey Santander 2019-20
Jacob Greenow Swimming Santander 2017-18
Georgia Hannam Modern Pentathlon Santander 2016-17
Sarah Jackson Sailing Santander 2017-18
William Jones Badminton Santander 2019-20
Laura Macro Rowing Santander 2016-17
Zara Mulholland Rowing Santander 2018-19
Oliver Murray Modern Pentathlon Santander 2019-20
Tash Pavelin Netball Santander 2017-18
James Russell Fencing Santander 2018-19
Sofia Sjoborg Equestrian Santander 2019-20
Bradley Sutton Modern Pentathlon Santander 2016-17
Becky Wilde Rowing Santander 2019-20
Lauren Williams Athletics Santander 2017-18
Ben Claridge Athletics Thompson Education Trust 2018-19
Adam Hames Bobsleigh Thompson Education Trust 2019-20
Caleb Ralston Tennis Thompson Education Trust 2018-19
Milly Wordley Water polo Thompson Education Trust 2019-20
Jordan Ainslie Rugby union Trendell 2017-18
Beck Cutting Rugby union Trendell 2017-18
Hannah Jones Cricket Trendell 2018-19
Myles Pillage Modern Pentathlon Trendell 2017-18

Scholars’ testimonials

Meet the scholars

Click here to see our sporting scholars from the current and previous academic years.

Provide a scholarship

Information for businesses interested in funding a scholarship can be found on our business opportunities page.

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