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£2.4m to help more student athletes

Winning Students

16 Sep 2015

SFC is to support more student athletes through the Winning Students sports scholarship scheme.

Education secretary Angela Constance announced the £2.4 million continued funding for the next four academic years on Wednesday.

The scholarship programme supports talented student athletes to allow flexible study around training and competition commitments.

Current athletes include 2014 Commonwealth Games Swimming Gold medal winner Ross Murdoch and British Indoor and Outdoor 1500m champion Laura Muir.

There were 82 Winning Students at Glasgow 2014, who won 16 medals – placing them equivalent to 14th on the medal table.

More than 300 students studying across 31 colleges and universities have received support since the scholarships were first established in 2008.

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