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 2019/2020.
  • 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 programme at one or our three main campuses: Greenwich, Avery Hill or Medway.
  • You are a high-performing sportsperson who competes at county level or higher.

For 2019/20, Ann Packer Sports Scholarships are also available to postgraduates and to current students at years 2, 3 and 4 studying at a campus or at a partner college. If you meet the sporting performance criteria and would like to apply, submit an application form by 23 September 2019.

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

If you meet the eligibility criteria, you must apply for the scholarship, together with evidence of your performance level and achievements.

  • Scholarship opens: Monday 4 March 2019.
  • Deadline (from firm accepts): Thursday 18 July 2019.
  • Outcome confirmed: Thursday 15 August 2019.
  • Deadline extended: Monday 23 September 2019.

Download the Ann Packer Scholarship application form.


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

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, including full terms and conditions, please contact us:

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