Sport Scholarships

A picture of the 2023-24 University of Bath sporting scholars - (from left) Alanna Pullen, Luke Ball, Ella Fullman, Jenny Hesketh, (inset) Jack Skerry and Robbie Hemmings

Our Sporting Scholarships give talented individuals the opportunity to benefit from the University of Bath‘s world-leading sporting and academic environment. Each year we award a number of sport scholarships to student-athletes who demonstrate aspirations to compete to the highest level within their sport.

As the first UK university to offer sport scholarships, today 27 student-athletes who have displayed potential for success both academically and athletically are currently benefitting from our scholarships.

Among those to have achieved international sporting success while supported by a scholarship is double Tokyo 2020 Olympic Champion Tom Dean, who studies Mechanical Engineering and trains on campus with the British Swimming National Centre Bath. He tells us how scholarship support helped his sporting journey…

Other past top athletes to have received scholarship support are London 2012 Olympic silver medallists Michael Jamieson (swimming) and Samantha Murray (modern pentathlon), PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic bronze-medallist Dom Parsons (skeleton) and Tokyo 2020 champions Joe Choong (modern pentathlon) and Anna Hopkin (swimming).

Current sporting scholars Vicki McCabe (GB and England Hockey) and Tom Hunt (GB and England Water Polo) told us how scholarship support has helped them in their dual careers as student-athletes – click on their names to read the full stories.

Click here to read the latest news featuring our sporting scholars.

Sport Scholarship packages

The University currently offers several different sport scholarships, dependent on availability and funding, for which students can apply.

To be eligible for a scholarship, student-athletes must:

  • Be studying or have applied to study at the University of Bath;
  • Have elite performance potential;
  • Have the ability to represent the University and contribute to and/or win University National titles;
  • Be recommended by their home coach, the University’s coach in their sport or a NGB official/coach;
  • Meet the criteria for the Team Bath Dual Career programme.
Scholarship Number available Funding offered Eligibility
Bill Whiteley One £5,000 p/a (up to four years) Click here
Trendell One £2,500 p/a (up to three years) Click here
Goldsmith One (every three years) £1,250 p/a (up to three years) Click here
American Fund One (every three years) $5,000 pa (one year postgrad) Click here

Awards are limited so meeting the criteria does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship. We reserve the right to amend the criteria at any time. Click here to see our scholarship terms and conditions for more information.

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.

Apply for a scholarship

Applications for 2023-24 sporting scholarships are now closed. Details of how to apply for a 2024-25 scholarship will be published here once available.

Current University of Bath sporting scholars

Athlete name Sport Scholarship Year first awarded
Ella Fullman Rowing Bill Whiteley 2023-24
Robbie Hemmings Rowing Bill Whiteley 2023-24
Dylan Holland Hockey Bill Whiteley 2020-21
Sophie Kelly Netball Bill Whiteley 2022-23
Kate Shortman Artistic Swimming Bill Whiteley 2021-22
Luke Ball Goldsmith Goldsmith 2023-24
Angus Pollock Rowing Goldsmith 2022-23
Cameron Brooker Swimming Ivor Powell 2021-22
Laura Turberville Artistic Swimming Ivor Powell 2022-23
Orlando Bailey Rugby union Matrix 2020-21
George Gray Cycling Matrix 2022-23
Alanna Pullen Netball Oner Active 2023-24
Leah Crisp Swimming Santander 2020-21
Phoebe Hayden Rowing Santander 2021-22
Tom Hunt Water polo Santander 2020-21
William Jones Badminton Santander 2019-20
Steph Marsden Netball Santander 2020-21
Hannah Passmore Netball Santander 2020-21
Joshua Shipp Judo Santander 2021-22
Aleeya Sibbons Athletics Santander 2021-22
Ethan Staddon Rugby union Santander 2020-21
Milly Wordley Water polo Thompson Education Trust 2019-20
Remi Adebiyi Athletics Trendell 2020-21
Jenny Hesketh Rugby union Trendell 2023-24
Jayda Pechova Netball Trendell 2022-23
Louise Sadler Fencing Trendell 2021-22
Jack Skerry Swimming US Foundation 2023-24

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.

Team Bath Athlete Agreement

Please note the terms and conditions of our Team Bath Athlete Agreement [click here for the current terms].

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