If you’re an elite sportsperson and decide to study a degree at the University of Greenwich, you could win a scholarship named after our Olympic gold medal-winning alumna, Ann Packer.

The Ann Packer Sports Scholarships provide up to £3,500 (plus up to £500 in support services) per year for full-time students.

Scholarship holders will be paid in two instalments throughout the year. Continued support in further years is conditional upon evidence of sustained high performance.

Am I eligible?

You will need to meet the following criteria to be considered for the Ann Packer Sports Scholarship.

  • You are a new full-time undergraduate starting in 2022/23.
  • You have selected the University of Greenwich as a 'Firm' choice via UCAS.
  • You'll be entering Year 0/1 of a FdA, BA, BEd, BSc, LLB, BEng, MEng or MMath course at one of our three main campuses: Greenwich, Avery Hill or Medway.
  • You are a high-performing sportsperson who competes at county level or higher.

Priority will be given to applications from the following sports:

  • American football
  • athletics
  • badminton
  • basketball
  • swimming
  • table-tennis
  • netball.

(However, all other BUCS Programme sports will be considered.)

How to apply

Please email fab@gre.ac.uk  with your full name and Greenwich ID number to request an application form.

Application deadline: 30th June 2022.


You are only eligible for one bursary or scholarship from the University of Greenwich. You will be awarded the one with the highest value that you are eligible to receive.

See our general terms and conditions.

Further information

These sports scholarships are named after our very own world record-breaking and Olympic medal-winning alumna, Ann Packer (now Ann Brightwell).

In several unbelievable feats of strength and determination, Ann managed to win a gold and a silver medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

These scholarships recognise our commitment to supporting excellence in sport among our students.


If you would like further details about this bursary, please contact us:

We have a range of scholarships and bursaries available. See a full list.