Sport Scholarships provide elite student-athletes with financial and in-kind support to assist them to reach their potential.

Find out more about each of the Sport Scholarships offered at the University of Melbourne below.

Information, Benefits and How to Apply

Select the Scholarship below to find more information on how to apply.

The John Hall Rowing Scholarship

The John Hall Rowing Scholarship was created to support student-athletes striving to balance a competitive rowing pathway with their studies. Successful scholarship applicants will be emerging or talented rowers with a desire to continue rowing competitively at the Melbourne University Boat Club while studying at the University of Melbourne.

The Scholarship will provide financial support of up to $10,000 per year (plus further in-kind support) for the successful applicant.

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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.

The Scholarship will provide financial support of up to $10,000 per year (plus further in-kind support) for the successful applicant/s.

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Jopling Family Rowing Scholarship

The Jopling Family Rowing Scholarship is Australia’s preeminent university rowing scholarship.

Created to attract the best and brightest rowers to study and row at the University of Melbourne, the Scholarship will provide financial support of up to $25,000 per year (plus further in-kind support) for up to four years, depending on the course of study of the scholarship recipient.

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Rugby Young Achiever Award

The University of Melbourne is offering a tertiary education and sporting scholarship to the value of $10,000 as part of the 2020 Young Achiever Award.

The scholarship honours the spirit of Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop, in its search for a student rugby player who exemplifies the attributes he demonstrated: leadership, academic endeavour and sporting excellence.

The University of Melbourne Rugby Young Achiever Award is open to Australian Year 12 students only. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate how they exhibit the qualities of academic endeavour, leadership and sporting excellence in their application. Endorsements from school and community rugby clubs (where applicable) are also required.

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Friends of the Sport Association Scholarships

All Elite Athlete Program applicants are assessed for Friends of the Sports Association Scholarships

Scholarship benefits can include:

  • Up to $4,000 to assist with competition and travel costs
  • Physiotherapy services (fully or partially subsidised with on campus practice Elite Akademy)
  • Professional Strength and Conditioning coaching and programming
  • 12 month Student Aquatic and Fitness (ScholarFit) membership
  • Subsidies for inter-varsity representative sporting events

Supported student-athletes undertake to represent the University of Melbourne at appropriate inter-varsity championships or events during the term of their support

Important contacts

For more information regarding Scholarships contact:

Brendan Parnell
Elite Athlete Program Coordinator
+61 3 9035 3626