The University of Strathclyde has announced its 44 Performance Sport Scholars for the 2019/20 academic year.
The Performance Sport Programme has been running for 28 years and has seen students represent the University at the Olympic Games and win Commonwealth Games and World Championship medals.
The programme is offered on a one-year renewable basis, based on the Performance Sport Panel’s review of applications each year, with 44 Scholars the most to be accepted onto the programme to date.
Scholars are selected based on their ability to compete in their sports at an international level and will all represent the University in BUCS Championships over the course of the year.
Comprehensive support package
Performance Sport Scholars are provided with a comprehensive support package with financial support towards training and competition costs funded through generous donations from the University of Strathclyde Alumni Community.
Scholarships are staggered by a Bronze, Silver and Gold package system, with all Scholars receiving a network of support from across the University.
This support includes flexible academic study options, strength and conditioning services at a world class facility and athlete lifestyle support workshops.
This year’s scholars span all four University faculties and will compete in 17 unique sports including University of Strathclyde’s Gold FOCUSport’s Netball and Rugby Union.
Naval Arch with HPMV student Andy Brown (sailing) and Mechanical Engineering student Alessandro Schenini (athletics) have been awarded The Dr Jack Dunlop Elite Athlete Scholarship.
Dr Jack Dunlop graduated from the University of Strathclyde with an undergraduate degree (with honours; 1977) and PhD (1980), both in the field of Chemistry and has been a long-term supporter of Sport at the University.
Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering student Adam Pringle will receive The Professor David C. Sherrington FRS Sports Award to assist his Badminton development.
The award was established to commemorate Professor David C. Sherrington FRS, a former Professor of Polymer Chemistry in Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde and avid sports enthusiast.