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.


Applications for new and returning student-athletes in 2021 are now closed.

Andrew and Geraldine Buxton Athletics Scholarship

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 third year of her Bachelor of Science studies, earned a Gold Medal for Australia at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018, and has been pre-selected for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

2019 recipient Catriona Bisset has managed her studies alongside a debut in the 2019 World Championships and preparations for the Tokyo Olympics.

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 2021

Key Contacts

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