Scholarship Nomination Information

2020 SAHOF Scholarship & Mentoring Program Applications Now CLOSED

Successful applicants will be advised in August.

Applications for the 2021 Scholarship & Mentoring Program will open mid 2020.

Eligibility & Criteria

Nominations are open to all sportspersons who are:

      A. Under the age of 21 years at 31st December, of the year application is made

      B. An Australian citizen

      C. Participating in a sport recognised by Sport Australia (formally Australian Sports Commission).

      D. Competing at a minimum of international junior level in their chosen sport (where applicable)

      E. A member of the Australian junior or senior squad / team in their chosen sport (where applicable)

Previous Scholarship recipients are encouraged to re-apply providing they meet the Scholarship & Mentoring Program eligibility criteria.




Current and previous SAHOF Scholarship recipients chat about their experience with the Program:

Poppy Starr Olsen, Skateboarding, 2018 Scholarship Holder, Mentor: Layne Beachley AO

Anabelle Smith, Diving, 2009 Scholarship Holder, Mentor: Debbie Watson OAM




List of Scholarship Recipients & Bios

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Full list of Scholarship Recipients

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