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Star swimmers awarded University of Bath sporting scholarships

Four swimmers making their mark on the national and international stage - Jacob Greenow, Anna Hopkin, Tom Derbyshire and Joe Hulme - are amongst the latest intake of scholars to receive support on both their sporting and academic journeys from the University of Bath in 2017-18.

Jacob Greenow (Natural Sciences) represented GB at this year’s European Junior Swimming Championships and has been awarded a Santander Scholarship. Anna Hopkin (Sport & Exercise Science) – the reigning British and English 50m freestyle champion – is receiving support from the Thompson Education Trust while Tom Derbyshire (Sport & Exercise Science) and Joe Hulme (Chemistry) are both provided with a British Swimming National Training Centre Scholarship.

This year’s exciting cohort of scholars also includes an England Rugby Sevens player, an international heptathlete from the United States, three Team Bath Netball stars and emerging talents in hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, tennis and windsurfing. The talented group, who compete across eight different sports, will each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and studying at a high level.

Scholarships are supported by alumni and friends of the University, who are passionate about giving talented young people the opportunity to benefit from Bath’s sporting and academic environment.

The University of Bath – named the 2018 Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide – was the first British university to award scholarships in 1976 and 45 student-athletes in total are currently receiving financial and lifestyle support as they manage their dual careers.

University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley, a former Commonwealth badminton champion, said: “The depth of talent among our student-athletes never ceases to amaze me and it is with great pride that we are able to support so many dedicated young people on their academic and sporting journeys. As someone who combined study and sport as an athlete, I know just how valuable this kind of support can be so I would like to thank the alumni and friends of the University whose generous backing continues to make the scholarships possible.”

Applications are already open for the 2018-19 scholarships to both current student-athletes at the University of Bath and those hoping to start their studies in September. Click for more information.

Congratulations to all the scholars and we wish them all the best for future success.

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