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.
2017 scholarship recipient Regan Lamble utilised the support to complete her Graduate Diploma in Arts during a year in which she represented Australia at London's IAAF World Championships.
2018 recipient Jemima Montag is being supported as she completes the second year of her Bachelor of Science studies, in the same year she earned a Gold Medal for Australia at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The scholarship provides a cash award of $10,000 per year, as well as additional in-kind support. All students who are studying or applying to study at the University of Melbourne are eligible to apply.