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AIS Education Scholarship

Supporting Australian High Performance athletes in their pursuit of study and educational experiences

2020 scholarship

The AIS is pleased to announce the 40 athletes who will receive funding as part of the AIS Education Scholarship program, an initiative designed to ease the financial burden on athletes who are undergoing education to prepare for life beyond sport.

Athlete nameAthlete SportStudy institution
Alexandra Martin-Wallace CyclingUniversity of Queensland
Ben Coombs RowingAustralian National University
Benjamin Twist BowlsAustralian College of Physical Education
Brenden Hall Para-swimmingAustralian Catholic University
Caitlin Parker BoxingLa Trobe University
Clare Polkinghorne FootballGriffith University
Dylan Littlehales Para-canoeUniversity of Newcastle
Elise Kellond-Knight FootballGriffith University
Jack McLoughlin SwimmingQueensland University of Technology
Jaime Ryan SailingGriffith University
James Colley SailingUniversity New South Wales
Jesse Aungles Para-swimmingUniversity of Canberra
Jessyka Ngauamo Beach volleyball James Cook University - Townsville (External)
Jodie Kenny HockeyUniversity of Southern Queensland
Karri SomervilleHockeyCurtin University
Katie Hayward RacewalkingGriffith University Southport
Kelsey Griffin BasketballLa Trobe University
Kyle AdnamBasketballDeakin University
Lakeisha Patterson Para-swimmingUniversity of Queensland
Luke Letcher RowingAustralian National University
Madeleine Steere Water poloUniversity of New South Wales
Maeve Plouffe CyclingUniversity of Adelaide
Matt Levy Para-swimmingUniversity of Canberra
Michael Auprince Wheelchair BasketballCurtin University
Nathan Pellissier Para-table tennisDeakin University
Nathan Power Water poloUniversity of New South Wales
Nicholas CalvertSquashUniversity of Queensland
Nikita Hains DivingUniversity of Adelaide
Nina Kennedy AthleticsUniversity of Notre Dame - Fremantle
Olympia Aldersey RowingUniversity of Adelaide
Paul Burnett VolleyballUniversity of Adelaide
Phoebe Bell VolleyballUniversity of South Australia
Reba Stewart TaekwondoAustralian Catholic University
Rowena Meredith RowingAustralian Catholic University
Ruby Roseman-Gannon CyclingUniversity of Melbourne
Sarah Hawe RowingUniversity of Melbourne
Sophie Edwards CyclingUniversity Of Adelaide
Sophie McCulloch SurfingUniversity of the Sunshine Coast
Tamieka Whitefield SoftballGriffith University
Thomas Calvert SquashUniversity of Queensland

Further information

If you have any questions regarding the Athlete Education Scholarship program, please email

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