Sport & Exercise


Rowing Scholarships Announced

The University of Edinburgh Sport is proud to announce the recipients of our 18/19 named rowing scholarships after a successful weekend at the British Senior Championships.

Participants in our Performance Programmes are eligible for a variety of scholarships to support them and enable students to pursue a world-class degree and world-class performance.

The Ben Helm Scholarship was received by rower Alex Rankin, whose achievements include coming second in the Scottish Championships as a junior. Fittingly, Boat Club alumnus and Olympic rower Helm himself was on hand to present the Edinburgh team with the Victor Ludorum, the competition’s top prize, at the recent British Championships.

Studying and training in Edinburgh with the support of the University and the dedication of the coaching staff has proved invaluable in helping me keep moving forward towards my goals. 

Alex Rankin

Our Katherine Grainger Scholarship for Sporting Excellence, created in honour of the eponymous alumna and Britain’s most successful female rower is given to World Under-23 gold medallist Lucy Glover this year.

The scholarship will help me to fuel all of my energy for utilising all of the world class opportunities the sport facilities have to offer at the University to help me achieve my goals. It will also give me the time to study hard and receive a top class degree from one of the best educational institutions in the world.

Lucy Glover

GB rower India Somerside also scoops the Tim Lees Scholarship, named after another alum who was awarded the Sports Union’s Vancouver Quaich for Outstanding Male Athletic Performance in 1990.

Fellow GB representative Dale Flockhart will benefit from the Gary Painter Rowing Prize for rowers who show great potential in their discipline.

Visit our Performance Sport website for more details on how we support our athletes.