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AIS Education Scholarship

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

AIS Athlete Education Scholarship Program 2020 Terms and Conditions

  1. If the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) decides to offer a scholarship under the Program to the applicant   (Scholarship), the Scholarship will be awarded subject to any terms the AIS sets out in the applicant’s letter of offer, these terms and conditions, and the Program Guidelines (as updated from time to time) (Agreement).
  2. The AIS will make a single payment of the Scholarship amount to the successful applicant (Recipient) subject to sufficient funding being available to the Program and the Recipient complying with this Agreement.
  3. The Recipient must:
    1. promptly notify the AIS if the Recipient becomes aware that he or she no longer fulfils the Eligibility Criteria (as set out in the Program Guidelines) for receipt of the Scholarship;
    2. successfully complete the nominated unit or course of study for which the Scholarship is awarded (Course of Study) by 31 December 2020, at a pass level or greater;
    3. only use the Scholarship as a contribution towards the cost of course fees for the Course of Study or, where the Recipient has already completed the Course of Study - as a reimbursement for those course fees already paid;
    4. keep records detailing the use and expenditure of the Scholarship and make them available to the AIS or its authorised representatives on request;
    5. provide by 31 December 2020, a statement and accompanying evidence in the form required by the AIS, verifying that the Course of Study has been successfully completed and that the Scholarship has been spent in accordance with this Agreement. This may include production of the Recipient’s academic transcript for the Course of Study and evidence of expenditure of the Scholarship.
  4. The Recipient:
    1. declares and warrants, at the date of agreeing to these terms and conditions, that he or she has not at any time been found to have breached any anti-doping rule or policy applicable to the Recipient, and has not engaged at any time in any conduct that constituted a breach of any anti-doping rule or policy applicable to the Recipient;
    2. agrees to maintain a high standard of personal behaviour expected of an athlete representing Australia; and
    3. agrees not to do anything to bring the Recipient, the AIS, or the Recipient’s National Sporting Organisation into disrepute.
  5. Without limitation to any other rights of the AIS, if the AIS reasonably believes, at any time following the award of the Scholarship, that:
    1. the Recipient has provided false or misleading information in the application process;
    2. the Scholarship has been spent other than in accordance with this Agreement;
    3. the Recipient will not complete the Course of Study at a pass level or greater, or has otherwise breached any of its obligations under this Agreement; or
    4. the Scholarship amount is additional to the requirements of the Course of Study,
    5. then the AIS may by written notice, require the Recipient to repay to the AIS, at the AIS’s absolute discretion, all or part of the Scholarship. The amount notified must be repaid within 30 days of any such notice.
  6. The Recipient must, if requested by the AIS, co-operate with the AIS in relation to promotional and educational initiatives regarding the Program and the AIS’s Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement activities.
  7. The personal details of Recipients (including name, home state, sport, the value of the Scholarship awarded and a brief description of the purpose for the Scholarship) may be released by the AIS to the public and the media for the use of promotional and educational purposes.
  8. If the Recipient is under 18 years of age, he or she must also obtain agreement of their parent or guardian to these terms and conditions and the Program Guidelines prior to entering this Agreement.
  9. The Recipient agrees to indemnify the AIS and its officers, employees and contractors against any claim, loss or damage arising in connection with undertaking the Course of Study, or a breach of this Agreement.  This obligation to indemnify the AIS will reduce proportionally to the extent that any act or omission involving fault on the part of the of the AIS, contributed to the claim loss or damage.
  10. This Agreement does not create a relationship of employment, or agency between the Recipient and the AIS
  11. This agreement is governed by the law of the Australian Capital Territory.
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