Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Athletics Scholarships


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


Applications for the Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Athletics Scholarship will reopen in September 2023 for the 2024 academic year.

Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Athletics Scholarships

The scholarships are the first elite athlete scholarships of their kind in Australia to be established in perpetuity by a donor and provide 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 was being supported during her Bachelor of Science studies, earning a Gold Medal for Australia at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018 and representing Australia at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

2019 recipient Catriona Bisset has managed her studies alongside competing at the 2019 World Championships and her recent debut at the Tokyo Olympics.

World Champion para-athlete Jaryd Clifford is the most recent Buxton Scholarship winner and combined his Bachelor of Arts studies with a multi-event program at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

The scholarship provides a cash award of up to $10,000 per year for up to three years, 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.

We invite applications from student-athletes who are:

  • Emerging or talented Australian track and field athletes
  • Committed to representing the Melbourne University Athletics Club
  • Currently enrolled or planning to enrol at the University of Melbourne in 2022

Key Contacts

Brendan Parnell
Elite Student-Athlete Coordinator, Melbourne University Sport
+61 3 9035 3626