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:
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|
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|
|George Worboys||Rugby union||Ivor Powell||2019-20|
|Harriet Evans||Golf||R&A Golf Scholarship||2017-18|
|Jazmine Butcher||Alpine Skiing||Santander||2016-17|
|Georgia Hannam||Modern Pentathlon||Santander||2016-17|
|Oliver Murray||Modern Pentathlon||Santander||2019-20|
|Bradley Sutton||Modern Pentathlon||Santander||2016-17|
|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|
|Myles Pillage||Modern Pentathlon||Trendell||2017-18|
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Information for businesses interested in funding a scholarship can be found on our business opportunities page.