Winning Students 100 Scholarships Awarded to Talented Edinburgh Athletes

33 talented athletes from The University of Edinburgh have been awarded scholarships following the launch of the  Winning Students 100 scholarship programme this week.

The programme which is funded by Sport Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council aims to support student athletes along their performance pathways, enhancing international levels of success and helping student athletes balance their studies with high performance training and competition.

Megan Keith holding Winning Students scholarship board

106 scholarships have been awarded for 2023/24 across 28 different sports and 21 universities and colleges. Amongst the 33 athletes from The University of Edinburgh (the largest cohort from any university) who have been awarded grants are Commonwealth gold medallist, Grace Reid (Diving) and U23 European 10,000m record holder, Megan Keith (athletics). Keith, who won the U23 European Cross Country by a record margin before her record-breaking efforts at the Valencia 10K in January, is one of Scottish athletics’ leading prospects and a prime example of a world-class student athlete pursuing excellence in and out of the classroom.

Commenting on the impact of the Winning Students 100 on her sporting and academic endeavours, the University of Edinburgh, Applied Sport Science student, said:

“I really appreciate the generous support from Winning Students 100 for the upcoming year. In what is looking like an exciting year of competitions, the scholarship will help fund the travel required to train and compete to the best of my ability”


List of Edinburgh University Winning Students 100 supported athletes 2023/24:

Megan Keith Athletics Applied Sport Science
Alyson Bell Athletics Biological Sciences
Sarah Calvert Athletics Medical Science
Isla Bethune Canoeing BioChemistry
Grace Reid Diving Applied Sport Science
Danny Mabbott Diving Chemical Engineering
Angus Menmuir Diving Applied Sport Science
Clara Kerr Diving Medicine
Ellen Buckley Fencing Education Studies
Isaac McKerr Fencing Civil Engineering
Sophie Hinds Hockey Psychology
Keir Robb Hockey Medicine
Lunjika Nyirenda Hockey Medicine
Calum Douglas Hockey Physical Education
Oliver Short Judo Economics
Joshua Matthews Rowing Applied Sport Science
Hannah Supple Rowing Veterinary Medicine
Alexander Patton Rowing Mechanical Engineering
Grace Dawson Rowing German & Politics
Isla MacCallum Rowing Applied Sport Science
Josephine Briggs Rowing Chemistry
James Deardon Rowing Chemical Engineering
Freddy Foxwell Rowing  Electronics and Computer Science
Oliver Holmes Rowing History
Shona Campbell Rugby Sevens Psychology
Lucy Evans Shooting Applied Sport Science
Archie Goodburn Swimming Chemical Engineering
Thomas Carswell Swimming Mathematics
Ciara Schlosshan Swimming Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Isla Hedley Triathlon Landscape Architecture


List of Edinburgh University Winning Students awardees continuing from 2022/23:

Kara Hanlon Swimming Sport Policy, Management and International Development
Niamh Hunter Orienteering Chemistry
Eilidh Campbell Orienteering (BIO) Infectious Diseases


Related Links

Winning Students (External Link)

Performance Programmes