SAHOF Breaking News

5th Jun 2017

APPLY NOW: Sport Aus Hall of Fame 2018 Scholarship & Mentoring Program!

2018 Scholarship & Mentoring Program Now Open!

Applications close Monday July 10th 2017

(VALUED AT OVER $10,000)



Click on the below link to apply:

Application Form


Australian Junior Athletes (U/21) are invited to apply for the 2018 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program.

The Scholarship & Mentoring Program is one opportunity to continue achieving our Vision by helping young Australians achieve at the highest level of their sport. The Scholarship Program, proudly supported by Etihad Airways, Victoria University and the Australian Sports Foundation will provide encouragement, support and funding for 12 months.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, which commenced in 2006, was bred from the desire of our Member’s to leave a legacy greater than their sporting achievements alone.

Their value as role models, not only to those that want to follow in their athletic footsteps, but also to the broader community who can learn from their mindset, perseverance and commitment to achieve their own life’s goals is unique.

The Program is one of the most exceptional in this country, if not the world, as it personally connects the nation’s next wave of talent with these great Australian sporting role models, providing unrivalled access to and personal one-on-one mentoring from an Inducted Member; surely no greater way to inspire young sportspeople to fulfil their potential.


Each Scholarship will apply from January 1 to December 31, 2018.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program consists of:

  • One-on-one personal mentoring by an Inducted SAHOF Member.
  • A $5,000 sporting expenses grant.
  • On stage presentation of the Scholarship at the SAHOF Induction & Awards Gala Dinner at the Palladium at Crown Melbourne.
  • One international return economy flight within the Etihad Airways network, (for sporting use only).
  • ‘The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder’ logo for agreed use.


Since the introduction of the Program in 2006, over 60 young Australian athletes (View Full List) have benefited from the opportunity of a lifetime to draw on the experience and wisdom of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Members in addition to the valuable cash grant and international airfare.

Scholarship holders have been privileged to be mentored by Australian sporting greats such as; Catherine Freeman OAM, Susie O’Neill OAM, Rechelle Hawkes OAM, Adam Gilchrist AM, Robert de Castella AO MBE, Bruce McAvaney OAM, Nick Farr-Jones AM, Andrew Gaze AM, Liz Ellis AM, Mick Doohan AM and SAHOF Chairman, John Bertrand AO.

The success of this Program is outstanding, with 20 past Scholarship recipients representing Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games and 17 at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Chairman John Bertrand AO who was Mentor to 2013 Scholarship Holder and 2012 Olympic Silver Medallist, Olivia Price, said; “the Mentoring is a money can't buy opportunity. The impact of the Mentoring on our Scholarship Holders has been profound".

Brad Woodward, 2017 Scholarship and Mentoring Program recipient, who is currently being Mentored by Clint Robinson OAM, cannot believe how incredible this opportunity has been. Brad; "I am so honoured to be a Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder. The opportunity to be mentored by the one of the most successful kayakers and lifesavers in Australian history, Clint Robinson has been incredible and I can't be more thankful for the opportunities this Program has and continues to provide me".


The eligibility criteria and nomination form are available under Nomination Information.

If you would like to support our young Australians achieve their goals and support the SAHOF Scholarship & Mentoring Program, please complete the Donation Form below.

SAHOF Scholarship & Mentoring Program Donation Form

All donations are tax deductible.


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