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Elite Athlete University Scholarships

University Scholarships available for the benefit of Elite Athletes

Across the Australian Elite Athlete Education Network (EAEN) there are a range of scholarships available for the benefit of Elite Athletes. In consultation with the EAEN, the AIS has compiled a list of relevant scholarships across Australia.

Athletes are encouraged to explore any opportunities that may interest them, and conduct their own further examination of specific items. The list provided is not necessarily a complete list of ALL scholarships available across the EAEN, and athletes are urged to also conduct their own enquires specific to their own circumstances.

Athletes wishing to obtain further information about scholarships in general, are encouraged to contact their Elite Athlete Student Coordinator (EASC), their respective AW&E Manager or the AIS AW&E Career and Education team.

As an AIS categorised athlete, your wellbeing is supported by an EASC on campus, which includes applying for scholarships. If you are a scholarship holder, please be aware of the guiding principles in place as part of the EAEN network to support both your sport and education experience.

For further details on each scholarship, please follow the link on the scholarship name.
Please note: the information listed is not updated when scholarships and grants become available or closed.

National

NameDetailsValue
Australian Catholic University

Scholarship

Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) Scholarship

ACU offers financial support to eligible elite athletes and performers. All members of the EAPP (approved annually via application and receipt of acceptance letter) are eligible to apply for Scholarships and Travel Subsidies.

EAPP Scholarships are a financial assistance grant designed to support you with expenses related to your sporting or performance and academic career.

Half scholarships will be available to students who commence at ACU mid-year and similarly to students who are finishing their degree mid-year.

Three tiers are offered, Tier 1 = $5,000, Tier 2 = $2,000, Tier 3 = $1,000
$5,000

Grant

Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) travel subsidy

Students are able to apply for additional funding of up to $1,000 per semester to assist with travel and accommodation when competing at elite events. This subsidy is given at University discretion. $1,000

Grant

Uni Sport Nationals Subsidy

If you represent ACU at national and/or international events endorsed by Uni Sport, you may be entitled to subsidised fees.

To find out more, get in touch with your EAPP coordinator.

TBA
Charles Sturt University (CSU)

Grant

International Sports Travel Grants

Contact: eliteathletes.csu.edu.au

Case by case Travels Grants available for the purposes of International Sports Travel. Elite Athletes are to contact the Student Liaison Officer (Elite Athletes and Sports) From $200 to $3,000

Scholarship

Elite Athlete Scholarship

The Charles Sturt University Elite Athlete and Performer Scholarship will provide support to elite athletes or performers to meet their training or competition requirements. $2,500

Grant

Uni Nationals Representation grant

Contact: eliteathletes.csu.edu.au

Member of the elite athlete program and representing CSU at Uni Nationals $200 - $1,000

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

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Australian National University

Grant

Elite Athlete Travel Grant

The ANU Sport Elite Athlete Travel Grant is a program available to current ANU students to provide assistance in order for them to attend and participate in sporting events around Australia and the globe.
 
The Elite Athlete Travel Grant reflects ANU Sport’s commitment to support athletes who seek to excel in their sport and academics. Funding for representative support is only available to students who are enrolled at the Australian National University (ANU) at the time of participating in the event for which they are applying to receive funding.

Preference will be given to students registered at the ANU with the Elite Athlete Friendly University program through the office of Access and Inclusion.
$1,000

Scholarship

ANU Sport Scholarship

The Australian National University recognises the value of sporting excellence, and is proud to provide the opportunity for emerging athletes and talented sportspeople to access financial assistance to promote success in their academic and athletic goals.
 
This scholarship aims to attract talented and emerging athletes to study at the ANU, and to support the development of community and sport leaders for the future. This scholarship is open to all new students to the ANU, who can demonstrate a history of or potential for sporting excellence, supported by an affiliated club or sporting organisation.

Undergraduate, postgraduate coursework or higher degree research program students, as well as both domestic and international students, are welcome to apply.
$5,000 per year
University of Canberra

Scholarship

Eldon and Anne Foote Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to financially support elite athletes in their study and training, whilst they undertake their degree at the University and encourage them to be active participants in the University of Canberra. $10,000

Scholarship

George Gregan Scholarship

This prestigious sporting scholarship provides an opportunity for outstanding young rugby union players to be mentored both on and off the field.

In line with University of Canberra’s commitment to nurture the sporting and career aspirations of the leaders of tomorrow, the successful scholarship recipients will network with elite athletes, coaches and top-level teams from a range of sports.
Cost of Degree and in kind benefits

New South Wales (NSW)

Name Details Value
Southern Cross University

Grant

Elite Athlete Grants
Grants between $500-  $1000 per athlete to assist with travel/ event cost  to attend National or International  championships events ( Capped at $5K per annum in total for this program) $500 - $1,000
University of New England (UNE)

Scholarship

Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship
The connection between UNE and Clem Jones was that he used to travel to UNE’s Armidale campus to play cricket with his UQ cricket team. He met and made friends with people connected to UNE.

Open to ALL new commencing and continuing students (with preference shown to undergraduate applicants). The applicant is an athlete in any sport with achievements at Outstanding (national/international) level and be able to demonstrate financial need.
$3,000

Scholarship

Regional Australia Bank Sporting Scholarship
Regional Australia Bank Sporting Scholarship provides $2,000 + a SportUNE gym membership (pro-rata for part-time).

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of sporting ability and achievements, Academic merit a statement of case.

Further consideration would be given for those applicants that have a permanent home address in specific NSW towns which  have Regional Australia Bank branches.
$2,000

Scholarship

The Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS) / UNE Sporting Scholarship
The Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS) / UNE Sporting Scholarship has been established to support students who have participated within the Northern Inland Academy of Sport and have chosen to pursue formal academic studies at the University of New England.

In doing so, these scholarships are intended to foster the continued growth and development of NIAS alumni to achieve their maximum potential beyond the sporting arena within the Northern Inland region.
$1,000
University of Newcastle (UON)

Scholarship

University of Newcastle Sport Scholarships
These scholarships are offered to encourage and support students with demonstrated sporting ability, and to contribute to the sporting achievements of the University.

The purpose of these scholarships is to improve the quality of UON sporting teams, raise the University's profile through sport, and establish a standard of excellence to complement the University's academic achievements.
$1,500

Scholarship

Friends of the University Sport Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1994 to support students with demonstrated sporting ability and potential, and encourage their contribution to the sporting achievements of the university.

The purpose of this scholarship is to improve the quality of our sporting teams, raise the university’s profile through sport, and establish a standard of excellence to complement our academic achievements. Students are able to represent the university in a wide range of sports as members of sporting clubs or at inter-university competitions.

It is the intention of this scholarship that the successful recipient will be active on campus and/or participate in inter-university competitions, representing the university at local, district, and national levels in their chosen sport.
$4,000

Scholarship

Col Whitehead Cricket Scholarship
Col Whitehead represents the ideal of every sports club. A great athlete, an excellent cricketer, a generous and supportive team member, a man with great respect for the traditions and values that underpin every sport, in this case, cricket.

It is the intention of this scholarship that the successful recipient will be a contributing member and role model to other team members of the Newcastle University cricket club.

Students must be enrolled in any year of any undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Newcastle, and be a member of, and play cricket with the University of Newcastle Cricket Club.
$4,000
University of Wollongong (UOW)

Scholarship

National Australia Bank Sporting Scholarship
National Australian Bank is committed to giving back to the community, through the NAB sporting scholarships, which recognises the outstanding abilities of sporting men and women in their particular fields.

The scholarship on offer is to provide financial support to elite athletes studying at UOW, and to assist in the cost associated with competing at elite levels.
$5,000
Western Sydney University (WSU)

Scholarship

Sports Scholarship
Western Sydney University Connect offers sports scholarships to students either entering or continuing an undergraduate or postgraduate course. The University is a member of the Australian Sports Commission's Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network. This Elite Athlete support program is aimed at providing support to athletes to balance their sporting and academic commitments whilst at the University.

Scholarship recipients will also receive financial assistance and have access to modern fitness facilities, academic counselling, personal development seminars, academic support and liaison, networking links and other opportunities.
$5,000

Northern Territory (NT)

Name Details Value
No scholarships or grants available at this time

Queensland (QLD)

Name Details Value
Bond University

Scholarship

Elite Athlete Scholarship
For students who are elite athletes, the scholarship providing $10,000 for one year.
Students are to be enrolled in any vocational education, undergraduate or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT University, compete as an athlete or coach at an Elite level in a sport recognised and funded by Sport Australia and not be considered semi-professional or professional in their sport
$10,000

Grant

Elite Athlete Fund
The Elite Athlete Fund assists Bond University students to participate in events ranging from World University Games and Championships through to World Championships and Olympic Games.

The fund is designed to support student-athletes in their academic and sporting endeavours. The fund aims to enhance Bond’s reputation as a leader in both academic and sporting excellence.
$2,000

Scholarship

John Eales Rugby Excellence Scholarship
The Elite Athlete Fund assists Bond University students to participate in events ranging from World University Games and Championships through to World Championships and Olympic Games. 100% tuition scholarship for any single diploma program, undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree (with conditions)

Scholarship

Georgina Hope Rinehart Swimming Excellence Scholarship
The fund is designed to support student-athletes in their academic and sporting endeavours. The fund aims to enhance Bond’s reputation as a leader in both academic and sporting excellence. $21,000 living allowance + 100% tuition scholarship

Scholarship

Riewoldt Family AFL Excellence Scholarship
The Riewoldt Family AFL Scholarship was only introduced last year and aims to give budding footballers the opportunity to combine their footy aspirations with their study and career goals. Up to $10,000 and in kind benefits

Scholarship

ADCO Sports Excellence Scholarship
The ADCO Sports Scholarship is for absolutely any sport, so odds are if you’re great at one sport specifically this one is for you. You don’t need to have reached any specific level to apply but make sure you take the time to assess if the sports scholarship is right for you or if there are other options such as an Excellence Scholarship. $10,000 bursary + $10,000 cash bursary per year of study (max 2 years) + 50% tuition scholarship
Griffith University

Scholarship

Griffith Sports Excellence Full Scholarship
The Griffith Sports Excellence Scholarships enable gifted sportsmen and sportswomen who have the potential to perform at a sound academic level at a tertiary institution, to gain a higher qualification without forfeiting their sporting opportunities.

The scholarship is available to both commencing and continuing students (continuing is defined as students currently enrolled at Griffith University)
Griffith Sports Excellence Full Scholarship: maximum of $28,000.

Scholarship

Griffith Sports Excellence Development Scholarship
The Griffith Sports Excellence Scholarships enable gifted sportsmen and sportswomen who have the potential to perform at a sound academic level at a tertiary institution, to gain a higher qualification without forfeiting their sporting opportunities.

The scholarship is available to both commencing and continuing students (continuing is defined as students currently enrolled at Griffith University)
Griffith Sports Excellence Development Scholarship valued at $5,000

Scholarship

Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship
The aim of the Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship is to provide financial assistance that enables applicants on low incomes to undertake study at Griffith University.

The scholarship will assist students with high levels of sporting and academic ability gain tertiary qualifications from which they and the community will benefit.
Up to $9,000 each for a total of three years.

Scholarship

Ron Clark Futures Scholarship

Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) wishes to acknowledge and honour the memory of Ron Clarke AO MBE, by establishing the Ron Clarke Griffith Futures Scholarship.
 
The scholarship is to support two Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples students, who are elite athletes competing in a Commonwealth Games sport
Maximum value $44,000
QUT

Scholarship

Aspiring Sports Scholarships
We are proud to support aspiring, developing and elite athletes across a wide range of sports by offering sport scholarships annually for both new and existing students.

In 2020 we will offer scholarships valued at $1,000 to new students who are aspiring high-school athletes developing and achieving in: netball, swimming, water polo.
$1,000

Scholarship

Sport Development Scholarships
We are proud to support aspiring, developing and elite athletes across a wide range of sports by offering sport scholarships annually for both new and existing students.

Sport Talent and Elite Sport Scholarships are available to both new and current QUT students who are representing in sports that are recognised by Sport Australia. We will offer up to 12 Sport Development Scholarships.
$5,000 - $10,000

Scholarship

Elite Sport Scholarships
We are proud to support aspiring, developing and elite athletes across a wide range of sports by offering sport scholarships annually for both new and existing students.

Sport Talent and Elite Sport Scholarships are available to both new and current QUT students who are representing in sports that are recognised by Sport Australia. We will offer up to 7 Elite Sport Scholarships.
$10,000 - $20,000
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Grant

USQ Elite Athlete Bursary
USQ offer a number of USQ Elite Athlete Bursaries.

These bursaries are offered to commencing and continuing students studying at USQ who are registered or have a registration in progress for the USQ Elite Athlete Program.
$10,000 - $20,000
University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Scholarship

USC Sports Scholarship
Students with high level achievement in their chosen sport.

We support our elite athletes who are combining sport and study through the EAFU network.

USC is endorsed as an Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU). Our sport and exercise science laboratories offer physiological and anthropometric testing to individuals and teams. Scholarship is paid in instalments of up to A$1,000 per semester for up to 6 semesters.
$6,000

Scholarship

Nambour RSL Club Elite Athlete Scholarship
To assist elite and emerging athletes to achieve in tertiary education and high performance sport

Offered for the first time in 2019, the Nambour RSL Club Elite Athlete Scholarship supports Sunshine Coast athletes to achieve at the highest level in their sport and education.

The program provides encouragement, support and funding for 12 months. One scholarship with a value of A$5,000 paid to the recipient over two semesters as follows:
$5,000

Scholarship

June Canavan Elite Para Athlete Scholarship
Supporting para-sport students to combine university study with high level performance in para-sport competition

Offered for the first time in 2016 the June Canavan Para-athlete Sport Scholarship will support eligible students to combine their undergraduate study at USC with high level performance in para-sport competition.
up to $20,000

Scholarship

Sport Smart Scholarships
To assist elite and emerging athletes to achieve in tertiary education and high performance sport

The USC SportSmart Scholarship supports higher education opportunities for eligible USC students who are combining their first year of tertiary study with high performance sport commitments. The scholarship is intended to recognise, reward and encourage sporting and academic excellence. The scholarship will be available to students commencing their first year of study at USC who have demonstrated very high sporting and academic achievement.
$5,000
UQ University

Scholarship

UQ Sports Achievement Scholarship

The UQ Sports Achievement Scholarship is designed to support outstanding new and continuing students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in their chosen sport to combine a tertiary education with high performance sport. This Scholarship is awarded based on the yearly available funding from The University of Queensland and donors. Amounts are awarded in consideration of the athlete’s highest level of sports achievement. This Scholarship has a one-year term and is open to new and continuing students.Total Value:  
$3,000 - $8,000

Scholarship

The Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship

The Clem Jones Sporting Scholarship is designed to support students with demonstrated financial need, who can demonstrate the potential to perform at a state or national level in their chosen sport. Athlete’s applying for this Scholarship must have at least three years full-time equivalent of their undergraduate program to complete. This Scholarship has a three-year term and $6,000 is awarded for each year it is held.Total Value: $18,000

Scholarship

UQ Sport Scholarship Ambassador Program

The UQ Sport Scholarship Ambassador Program awards athletes up to $1,500 worth of services from UQ Sport through the UQ Sport Academy. This Scholarship has a one-year term and is awarded to new and continuing students showing the greatest merit as demonstrated by their achievements in their chosen sport. This is also open to international students.Non-financial reward

Scholarship

The Wensely Sporting Scholarship

The Wensely Sporting Scholarship is designed to support students with financial need that are competing at an Elite Level in a Sport Australia recognised Sport. The value of the Scholarship is $4,500 for one year. Selection of the award is based on applicant’s demonstrated financial need and sporting achievement.Total Value: $4,500

South Australia (SA)

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Flinders University

Grant

Athlete Development Program
The Athlete Development Program aims to benefit students through unprecedented access to high level facilities and training environments with the support of our highly qualified staff. Our strength and conditioning team can tailor their support to work with your current program and sporting coaches, or develop a program to suit your needs.

In addition our students can access our allied health professionals who can assist in assessing and managing new or existing injuries, or provide assessment of your nutritional and dietary requirements.

We ultimately aim to provide students the training and support not often accessible that is required to become improved athletes and achieve greater results within their chosen sport.
N/A - in kind benefits
University of Adelaide

Grant

Sport travel grants
Each year, the Vice-Chancellor provides sport travel grants (valued at up to $1000) to assist University of Adelaide students representing Australia in their sport.

This grant is open to current University of Adelaide who are selected for an Australian representative team. That funding is to assist them fund their travel to their event.
$1,000
Scholarship
Charlie Jessop Sport Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded in recognition of Charlie Jessop, an AU Sport life member who made significant contributions to the University of Adelaide, AU Sport & the Law faculty.

The scholarship is awarded to a Law student, who not only excels in their chosen sport, but also gives valuable service to their AU Sport club.
$2,000
Scholarship
The Don Stranks Scholarship
This scholarship is dedicated to the late Professor Don Stranks, former Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President of the University and keen supporter of the Football and Cricket clubs.

Applicants must excel in their chosen sport of Football or Cricket, but also give valuable service to either the Adelaide University Football or Cricket club.
$2,000

Scholarship

The Bob Heddle Scholarship
In recognition of the many years of service and support given by Bob, who was Director of the University Health Service from 1964-1982.  During that time, Bob was a member of the University Council and the University Council representative on the AU Sport Board of Management. The scholarships are awarded on merit to unspecified sports and acknowledges the contribution to an Adelaide University Sport club.

Scholarships are presented to two University of Adelaide students, who not only excel in their chosen sport but also give valuable service to their Adelaide University Sport club.
$2,000

Scholarship

The Bill Scammell Sport Scholarship
Named after a former Chancellor of the University of Adelaide and supporter of Adelaide University Sport, this scholarship is awarded to a University of Adelaide student, who may not necessarily excel in their chosen sport, but who contribute to the development of University sport in a significant way.

The contribution may be as an administrator, volunteer, or coach (for not less than three years).
$2,000

Scholarship

People's Choice Credit Union Inclusion Scholarships
Women in Sport
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Athlete
Athlete with a Disability Scholarship

AU Sport prides itself on providing sport and recreation opportunities for all students and the People’s Choice Credit Union scholarships are designed to support our focus on inclusion.
$1,000

Scholarship

Adelaide University Sport President Scholarships
Awarded to University of Adelaide students in their first year of study, as a financial incentive to join an Adelaide University Sport club. $1,000

Scholarship

Adelaide University Sport Scholarships
These scholarships were established by AU Sport with the aim of providing and promoting the best possible sport and recreation environment for the University of Adelaide community.

Scholarships will be awarded to two students who are undertaking an Undergraduate or Honours program of study.
$2,500

Scholarship

The Chester Bennett Scholarship
First awarded in 2016-2017, the Chester Bennett Scholarship is awarded to an Adelaide University Cricket Club player and University undergraduate with potential to play at the highest level.

The scholarship includes a cash amount to assist with the cost of equipment, club membership fees, club kit/uniform. The scholarship also covers the recipient's costs for attending the annual pre-season inter-varsity challenge held at the University of Queensland.
Cash and In Kind Benefits

Scholarship

The Daniell Family and Swift Family Scholarship
Awarded to a volleyball player based on academic achievement, sporting participation and performance, leadership qualities, and extracurricular activities. $500
University of South Australia (UniSA)

Grant

UniSA Elite Athlete & Performer Travel Grant
The UniSA Athlete & Performer Travel Grants provide financial assistance to registered students on the UniSA Elite Athlete & Performer program. The grant supports attendance at specific state, national and international events through reimbursement of defined fees incurred. Up to $2,000

Grant

UniSA Elite Athlete & Performer Study Grant
These grants provide financial assistance to students registered with the UniSA Elite Athlete & Performer program. $2,000

Scholarship

UniSA Elite Athlete Scholarship
As an Elite Athlete Friendly University, the University of South Australia (UniSA) has a proud history of supporting elite athletes to achieve their best in their sport and studies.

The UniSA Elite Athlete Scholarship extends this support to reduce the financial pressures associated with study, so you can focus on achieving your sporting and academic careers.

The Elite Athlete Scholarship will be awarded to South Australian students who have achieved an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank and have enrolled to study a UniSA undergraduate Bachelor's degree. Scholarship recipients receive $20,000 per annum (to a maximum of $80,000), for up to four years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent), to support their educational and living expenses
$20,000

Tasmania (TAS)

NameDetails Value
Tasmania University

Scholarship

Elite Sports Scholarship

Originally known as the ‘Tasmania University Sports Scholarship’, the University of Tasmania introduced these scholarships in 1992 to help outstanding University of Tasmania student athletes achieve their sporting and academic goals. To ensure the long-term existence of this Scholarships Program, the University of Tasmania Sports Scholarship Trust was established in 2002 with generous contributions from the Tasmania University Union (TUU). $5,000

Victoria (VIC)

NameDetails Value
Deakin University

Scholarship

Deakin Sport Network Elite Athlete Scholarship
Aimed at both undergraduates and postgraduates, this scholarship is designed for elite or developing elite athletes studying at Deakin University in a full time or part time capacity. $15,000

Scholarship

Deakin Scholarship for Excellence
Aimed at both undergraduates and postgraduates, this scholarship is designed for students who show exceptional promise within or beyond their academic achievements. Strong academic performance or excellence in extracurricular activities, sport, the Arts, community service or leadership will hold the key to success. Undergraduate: $5000 per year.

Postgraduate: $10,000 per year.
Federation University

Scholarship

Elite Athlete Scholarship
Scholarship for Elite athletes who must be recognised as an elite athlete by the AIS, State Institute or Academy of Sport, AFL Players’ Association, Rugby Union Players’ Association, Rugby League Professionals Association, Australian Professional Footballers’ Association or a national squad member from Australian Sports Commission funded sports. $7,000
La Trobe University

Scholarship

TechnologyOne High Performance Scholarship
The TechnologyOne High Performance Sport Scholarship was established in 2018, with support from TechnologyOne, to assist high performance athletes to reach the peak of their sporting performance whilst studying at La Trobe University. $2,500 per semester

Scholarship

Elite Athlete Housing Scholarship
The Elite Athlete Housing Scholarship was established in 2017, in conjunction with La Trobe Accommodation Services, to assist student athletes with extenuating circumstances through the provision of on campus accommodation.

The scholarship provides a single room in a College or Halls of Residence at La Trobe University's Bundoora or Bendigo campus for the period of one university year. Value is in kind - there is no financial component.
Via accommodation rent credit

Scholarship

Michael Malthouse Elite Sport Scholarship
The Michael Malthouse Elite Sport Scholarship was established to recognise student athletes that have demonstrated high academic achievement whilst balancing their sporting commitments around their studies. $5,000 per semester

Scholarship

Elite Athlete Support Fund Grant
The La Trobe Elite Athlete Support Fund (EASF) has been established to support student athletes in pursuit of their sporting endeavours, whilst undertaking tertiary study in the form of one-off grants towards the costs incurred to the athlete associated with elite competition. 1 off payment made as a reimbursement

Grant

University Nationals Elite Athlete Grant
The La Trobe University Nationals Elite Athlete Grants have been established to support elite student athletes to represent the University at UniSport Nationals events. 1 off payment made as a reimbursement
RMIT University

Scholarship

Elite Athlete Scholarship
Elite Athlete Scholarship any enrolled student in any vocational education, undergraduate or postgraduate by coursework program at RMIT University, who competes as an athlete or coach at an Elite level in a sport recognised and funded by Sport Australia $10,000
Swinburne University

Grant

Elite Athlete Fund
The Swinburne Student Life Elite Athlete Fund provides grants of up to $1000 to assist current Swinburne students participating in national sporting championships or international sporting events. If you've qualified for, or have been invited to participate in, one of these events you may be eligible to apply for funding.

The fund's purpose is to assist Swinburne students to maximise their academic and sporting potential. Our goal is to enhance Swinburne’s reputation as a leader in both sporting and academic excellence.
Athletes competing in state or national events are eligible to apply for up to $500 AUD per year.

Athletes competing in international events are eligible to apply for up to $1000 AUD per year.
University of Melbourne

Scholarship

Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Athletics Scholarship
The Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Athletics Scholarship is specifically designed to assist student-athletes to simultaneously pursue their world-class academic and sporting dreams at Australia’s number one ranked university.

The scholarship is the first elite athlete scholarship of its kind in Australia to be established in perpetuity by a donor and provides significant support for rising track and field talent to remain in Australia.
$10,000

Scholarship

Jopling Family Rowing Scholarship
The Jopling Family Rowing Scholarship is Australia’s preeminent university rowing scholarship

Created to attract the best and brightest rowers to study and row at the University of Melbourne, the Scholarship will provide financial support of up to $25,000 per year (plus further in-kind support) for up to four years, depending on the course of study of the scholarship recipient.
$25,000

Scholarship

Rugby Young Achiever
The scholarship honours the spirit of Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop, in its search for a student rugby player who exemplifies the attributes he demonstrated: leadership, academic endeavour and sporting excellence.

The University of Melbourne Rugby Young Achiever Award is open to Australian Year 12 students only. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how they exhibit the qualities of academic endeavour, leadership and sporting excellence in their application. Endorsements from school and community rugby clubs (where applicable) are also required.
$10,000

Scholarship

High Performance and Friends of the Sport Association Scholarship
All applicants are assessed for all scholarships awards they are eligible for including High Performance Scholarships and Friends of the Sports Association Scholarships Up to $4,000 and in kind benefits
Victoria University (VU)

Scholarship

Elite high performance scholarship
The Elite High Performance scholarships are the University’s Peak sporting scholarships awarded to one outstanding male and one outstanding female student athlete.

Our sport scholarships and elite athlete support program assist outstanding VU athletes to balance their studies with the demands of elite level sport. They help emerging student athletes in their aim to perform at the elite sporting level.

VU sport scholarships are available to all current students.
Up to $2,000

Scholarship

Emerging elite scholarship
Aspiring Elite scholarships are awarded to emerging elite student athletes. They benefit students who are experiencing disadvantages that impact their educational and sporting development.

Scholarships are available to six students (minimum two female), targeting new students, with at least 70% coming from the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Our sport scholarships and elite athlete support program assist outstanding VU athletes to balance their studies with the demands of elite-level sport. They help emerging student athletes in their aim to perform at the elite sporting level.

VU sport scholarships are available to all current students.
Up to $1,000

Scholarship

Aspiring elite scholarship
Aspiring Elite scholarships are awarded to emerging elite student athletes. They benefit students who are experiencing disadvantages that impact their educational and sporting development.

Scholarships are available to six students (minimum two female), targeting new students, with at least 70% coming from the western suburbs of Melbourne.

Our sport scholarships and elite athlete support program assist outstanding VU athletes to balance their studies with the demands of elite-level sport. They help emerging student athletes in their aim to perform at the elite sporting level.

VU sport scholarships are available to all current students.
Up to $500

Western Australia (WA)

NameDetailsValue
Curtin University

Grant

Elite Athlete Grant

The Elite Athlete Grant has been developed to support elite athletes in attaining excellence in their chosen sport whilst maintaining academic achievement and giving them the opportunity to make a difference in their community.

Curtin University is proud to be a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network, an initiative of the Australian Sporting Commission.

Since its conception in 2004, the EAFU Program at Curtin University has contributed significant resources to ensure elite athletes receive the required support to be able to successfully integrate their academic and sporting aspirations. The program is managed by Curtin Stadium and is strongly endorsed by the Vice-Chancellor.

Completing an education at the same time as training for elite sport is challenging. However comprehensive research and student athlete testimonies demonstrate that athletes who successfully integrate their studies and sport can achieve excellent results in both areas.
$5,000
Edith Cowen University (ECU)

Grant

Elite Athletes Opportunities

Contact: studentsuccess@ecu.edu.au

Further details are available from the elite athlete coordinator. TBD
Murdoch University

Scholarship

Elite Athlete Support Fund

The Elite Athlete Support Fund has been established to provide support to students registered under the Elite Athlete Program at Murdoch University. Currently enrolled Murdoch University students (or those who have intermitted or are inactive but have demonstrated that they intend to return to study) who require financial assistance in fulfilling their sporting endeavours. $5,000 per year ($2,500 per semester)
University of Western Australia (UWA)

Scholarship

Convocation Bursaries (Male and Female)

The Convocation Bursary is the highest ranking award in the program and is awarded to the most outstanding elite male and female athletes amongst the nominees.

The Bursary is open to all current UWA students, including non-club members.

The Bursary is taken from previous athlete scholarship models and aims to keep in place a long standing collaboration between the Convocation Council, the University and UWA Sport.
$3,000

Scholarship

WM Nunn Bursary

Open to all current first year UWA students, including non-club members.

 The Bursary is awarded in recognition of UWA Student Athlete Wally Marshall Nunn. Nunn won four full blue awards across the sports of athletics, rugby, swimming and rowing.

To this date no other student athlete has received four full blues across differing sports while representing the University of Western Australia.
$1,500

Scholarship

Indigenous Athlete Bursary

Open to all current Indigenous students at UWA.

The Indigenous athlete bursary was added in the 2016 pilot program to recognise the achievements of Indigenous student athletes within UWA.
$1,000

Scholarship

UWA Sports Excellence Scholarship

To assist and encourage high-performing student-athletes to pursue an undergraduate qualification at the University and realise their dual career focus. $15,000 (3 years @ $5000)

Scholarship

Student Athlete Development Program

The University of Western Australia has a long history and commitment to supporting athletes in pursuing sport at the highest level.

The UWA Elite Athlete Program has been designed to support and facilitate elite and high performing student athletes in balancing the demands of study and sport during their time at university.

Through the UWA Sport Bursary program and the Student Athlete Development program athletes gain exposure to development opportunities, have access to financial support, and are provided with the support networks necessary to aid them in balancing part time work within an already busy schedule of academic and sport related activities.

Whilst targeting elite and high performing athletes, the program also aims to assist emerging athletes in reaching the next level of performance.

The program targets Olympic, non-Olympic and professional sport athletes who seek to combine their sporting pursuits with positive academic pursuits.
$2,000
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