Elite Team Sports Bursaries

Our Elite Team Sports Bursary encourages and supports students who are achieving excellence within a team sport.


Who can apply

Applicants must be studying on a Plymouh Marjon University degree programme to be eligible, and they must have represented the Academy squad of a professional (or an equivalent level) sports team (football, basketball or hockey) for at least one full season at an age group level of 16+.

All bursary holders 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.


How to apply

If you wish to apply, you must complete the Elite Sports Team Bursary Application Form and the Scholarship and Bursary Reference Request Form and forward to Kathryn Kearney, Student Sports Officer (kkearney@marjon.ac.uk) by 31 March of the preceding academic year. All applications will be reviewed by a selection panel and successful candidates will be offered a bursary when the applicant’s place has been confirmed on a University course.


What's expected

As with the Elite Sports Scholarships, a great deal of time and money is invested by the University into the Elite Team Sports Bursary programme. In return, we ask that bursary holders commit themselves 100% to the ethos and culture of the programme. If students can’t uphold this requirement, they may be asked to leave the programme.

All bursary holders are expected to participate in promotional and recruitment activities and events, media events, photo opportunities and other related marketing opportunities. 

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