Elite Sports Scholarships

Plymouth Marjon University awards scholarships to promising young athletes, so that they can achieve their potential and keep up their studies at the same time.

Criteria

Who can apply

Applicants must be studying on a Plymouh Marjon University degree programme to be eligible and must be available to represent the University in the BUCS Championships, Varsity and other related student sports championships. This bursary can’t be held in conjunction with any other Plymouth Marjon University related bursary, grant or scholarship.

Scholarship Category A: Elite Athletes (Senior National/International athlete)

Such scholarships are bespoke to each successful individual applicant and will not normally exceed £2,000 per scholarship per annum in value.

The Scholarship also includes:

  • Membership of Plymouth Marjon University Sports Centre at no cost
  • Use of Sports Therapy Clinic at no cost

The number and size of scholarships awarded annually will be dependent on the amount of funds available and quality of applications in any given year.

Scholarship Category B: Elite Athletes (National/International age group athlete)

  • Expenses budget for sports related costs up to a maximum value of £1,000 per annum
  • Membership of Plymouth Marjon University Sports Centre at no cost
  • Use of Sports Therapy Clinic at no cost

The number and size of scholarships awarded annually, will be dependent on the amount of funds available and quality of applications in any given year. Athletes must be competing at a national/international level at the time of application.


Application

How to apply

All students must apply for this scholarship each year, regardless of whether they’ve been offered the scholarship in previous years. If you wish to apply, please fill in the Elite Sports Scholarships application form and return it to Kathryn Kearney, Student Sports Officer (kkearney@marjon.ac.uk) along with references by 1 January 2019. Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel and successful candidates will be offered a scholarship place when the applicant’s place has been confirmed on a University course. The number and size of scholarships awarded annually, will be dependent on the amount of funds available and quality of applications in any given year. Offers will be sent out to successful applicants by 28 February 2019.

 


Includes

Part of the deal

Each successful scholarship applicant receives a wealth of practical support from Plymouth Marjon University. This includes: 

  • Scholarship fee up to £2000 (dependent on athletic standard)
  • Free membership to the University sports centre
  • Free use of the sports therapy clinic

This scholarship can't be held in conjunction with any other Plymouth Marjon University related bursary, grant or scholarship. 


Responsibilities

What's expected

The University invests a significant amount of time and money into the Elite Sports Scholarship programme and, in return, we ask our scholars to commit fully to the ethos and culture of the programme. If we can’t reach an agreement on this, students may be asked to leave the programme. 

As part of the scholarship, students are expected to comply with all Marjon Sports Federation rules and with the Elite Sports Scholarships code of conduct. An agreement will need to be signed before any scholarship funds are released to the student.

Other duties include submitting a list at the beginning of the year which details all upcoming competitions and events in which the scholar intends to take part. After these events, the scholar must submit a report to the student sport officer, along with expense receipts. Cash scholarships are paid out three times in the academic year. Scholars are also expected to take active part in promotional and recruitment activities, media events, photo opportunities and any other related marketing opportunities.