Sport & Exercise

Tim Lees Scholarship

The Tim Lees Scholarship is available to members of the Edinburgh University Boat Club who show ability and potential for national representation.

India Sommerside

He was awarded the Vancouver Quaich for outstanding male athletic performance by the Sports Union in 1990.

The scholarship will be open to students who:

  • Are matriculated students and rowers for the University of Edinburgh;
  • Are members in good standing of the Boat Club (i.e. they do not have any outstanding debts to the Boat Club);
  • Demonstrate the ability and potential to compete at national or international level in the sport of rowing (this will be determined by the Head of Rowing at the University of Edinburgh);
  • Have personal or financial circumstances that otherwise might inhibit that potential to be realised.


This year's recipient is India Somerside.

This scholarship will allow me to train and compete without having to worry about the financial hardship. The University of Edinburgh's support for athletes is incredible and unlike any other university.  I would not have been able to continue my rowing endeavours without this funding. I will now be able to continue competing for the University and try to gain selection for the GB team again.

India SomersideScholarship recipient