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 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 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.

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 2019 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.

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Applications are now closed for the 2019 Young Achiever Award.

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.

High Performance and Friends of the Sport Association Scholarships

All applicants are assessed for all scholarships awards they are eligible for including High Performance Scholarships and 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
  • Sports Scholarship holders undertake to represent the University of Melbourne at appropriate inter-varsity championships or events during the term of their scholarship

Important contacts

For more information regarding Scholarships contact:

Brendan Parnell
Elite Athlete Program Coordinator
+61 3 9035 3626