Marjon Sport Performance Scholarships support talented athletes to achieve their sporting potential while also succeeding in their studies. Our scholarships combine performance support services with financial assistance to help you excel in your sporting career.
They are open to athletes of international, national or regional standard whether you are a team sport player or participate in an individual sport. This includes athletes who have been offered Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) support and World Class Programme funding from Sports Aid and UK Sport.
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There are three tiers of scholarship available. Each provides the athlete with performance support worth up to £1500 per annum. Depending on your level of performance, you may benefit from financial support too.
The tiers are:
All Sport Performance Scholarships provide performance support options worth up to £2000 per annum. Depending on your level of performance, you may benefit from financial support too.
The performance support available to all scholarship holders are:
Tier 1 and 2 athletes have access to ‘academic flexibility’, which means that when exams and assessments clash with competitions the University will work with you to do as much as we can to flex around those commitments. Also, if applicable, tier 1 and 2 athletes will have their entry fee to the University Games paid by the University.
You’ll be invited to a Welcome for Sport Performance Scholars at the start of the year. Here you’ll meet both the staff who are there to support you and your fellow Sport Performance Scholars. Our athletes tell us the opportunity to connect with one another is very helpful, as they can support one another in pursuing both their sporting and studying ambitions.
Students who are awarded a Sport Performance Scholarship may be eligible for financial support to put towards kit, equipment, travel, competition entries, nutrition etc.
Financial support is worth up to £1,500 per year for tier 1, up to £1000 per year for tier 2 and up to £500 per year for tier 3 athletes.
The level of financial support available to you will be confirmed when you are offered your scholarship to help you budget for the year ahead.
To be eligible for a Sport Performance Scholarship you must be studying for a degree at Plymouth Marjon University and you are encouraged to apply for the scholarship before you join us.
Students who are awarded a Sport Performance Scholarship will be expected to represent the University at their sport in BUCS games, Varsity and other sporting competitions.
This scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with any other bursary or scholarship which is funded by Plymouth Marjon University. The scholarship is not open to players on the Plymouth Albion or Plymouth Raiders schemes.