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There are a number of award, bursary and scholarship opportunities open to students at the University of Cambridge. Those interested in applying will already have been admitted to the University. For more information see the University Bursary Scheme and individual College websites.

We also have several funds to support available to support University athletes. Full information can be found below:


The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

Launched in April 2004, the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) is designed to help promising young athletes who want to balance their sporting ambitions with a University or college education.

If you would like to be considered for the TASS Scheme, please contact your National Governing Body to see if you are eligible. 

You can find out more about TASS here


UCAPP - University of Cambridge Athlete Performance Programme

The University of Cambridge Athlete Performance Programme (UCAPP) has been established to offer high performance athletes at undergraduate or post graduate level the opportunity of a professional and co-ordinated support services network in order to improve their performance as an athlete. This programme has been set up thanks to the kind generosity of Mark Hanson (Girton, 1985) who was a Modern Pentathlete during his time at Cambridge.

This programme aims to provide core services that any high performance athlete would benefit from including Lifestyle management, Physiotherapy, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition advice, Sports Psychology support and Gym membership.

To find out more information, please click here.


The Eric Evans Fund

The Eric Evans Fund was set up in 1996 following a benefaction from the friends and colleagues of the late Eric Evans, a graduate of St Catharine’s College who gained a Full Blue playing for the University Football Club against Oxford in 1975 and 1976.

The Fund is intended to support students who wish to improve their personal sporting performance beyond University level, or to enable them to undertake qualifications in connection with officiating, coaching or the administration of sport with the aim of benefiting either University sport, College sport and/or the wider sporting community.

The Fund is managed by the Director of Sport and two other persons appointed by the Sports Committee. The current Managers are Mr Nicholas Brooking (Director of Sport), Dr Joan Lasenby (Trinity) and Dr John Little (St. Catharine’s), current senior members of University Sports Clubs. The maximum individual award made by the fund managers is normally £300, although higher awards may be considered.

We also wish to encourage more students interested in pursuing coaching and officiating qualifications to apply for support from the fund. We recognise a sharp rise in the cost of some of these courses but if you can demonstrate future benefits to a University Club from you gaining qualifications, this will be looked on favourably.

If you do not yet have a place booked on a course but intend to do so, we would offer an “in principle” award to be made when the place is secured.

Applications are currently closed.

If you have any questions, please email


The Hawks Charitable Trust

The Trust was established in January 1996 with a relatively small endowment capital, donated by some of the members to provide grants to current Cambridge University students whose sporting activities were being inhibited by financial constraints.

For more information on this Trust, including the criteria required for application, please see the Hawks Website.