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The SFC-funded sports scholarship programme has opened applications for its 2018-19 intake of individual scholar athletes.

Winning Students provides scholarship funding to help students achieve their sporting and academic goals. Applications are open for current students and for school leavers preparing to start their studies in September 2018.

The programme currently supports more than 150 students, with individual scholars including British athletics record-holder, Laura Muir, training to be a vet at the University of Glasgow, and Paralympic cycling champion, Karen Darke, who is studying psychology and Spanish through the Open University in Scotland.

Applications are now being sought for individual scholarships for current and prospective students competing in individual and small combination sports such as athletics, gymnastics and weightlifting.

College, universities and governing bodies of sport staff can also submit nominations on behalf of an athlete.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 22 April. Find out more and apply now at www.winningstudents-scotland.ac.uk.