Individual Athlete Scholarship Program
Athletes with an Individual Scholarship, which includes elite athletes with a disability*, compete in sports which do not have a VIS Tier 1 sports program.
The VIS is aligned with Australia’s Winning Edge high performance sport strategy with athletes nominated for individual scholarships by their national sporting body based on the following criteria:
- individuals in foundation sports categorised at Podium, Podium Ready & Podium Potential
- individuals in non-foundation sports categorised at Podium level
- individuals categorised as Commonwealth Gold
- individuals outside AWE categorisation in sports who are (or likely) world champions
Nominated athletes must be an Australian citizen (or those who have taken steps to become a citizen) and normally a resident of the State of Victoria.
Scholarships generally run from 1 July through to June 30.
Future Talent Program
Future Talent scholarships are for talented athletes who show outstanding potential for future success but are not yet eligible for a full VIS scholarship due to their age or selection criteria restrictions; once identified they are provided with VIS support services to “fast track” their development.
To find out more or apply: http://www.vis.org.au/about-us/vis-scholarship-programs/