Student athletes sports success recognised

A record number of talented sports students has been awarded prestigious sports scholarships for 2015/2016, supporting athletes in karate, women’s lacrosse, wheelchair rugby and many more sports.

This year the Student Opportunities Fund has provided 27 Sports Scholarships to students demonstrating exceptional sporting ability, a scheme that would not be possible without the generous philanthropic support given by Leicester graduates.

Due to the high calibre of athletes that have applied to the programme, this year will see the largest number of scholarships awarded - an indicator demonstrating not only the importance of the programme to students, but also the growing contribution that alumni make to student life.

The Sports Scholarship Programme is designed to support talented sports men and women to continue to excel in their chosen sport whilst studying at Leicester and works with sports men and women across a range of sports, in which many are representing regions as well as nations.