VIS Individual Athlete Scholarship Program

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: