THE SPORT AUSTRALIA HALL OF FAME
SCHOLARSHIP AND MENTORING PROGRAM
"Honouring the Past, Inspiring the Future"
(VALUED AT OVER $10,000)
Australian junior athletes (U/21) are invited to apply for The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship
& Mentoring Program annually.
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame’s Vision is to preserve and celebrate the history of Australian Sport and to excite the next generation of Australians to achieve their potential both in sport and life. The Scholarship & Mentoring Program is one opportunity to continue achieving our Vision.
To help young Australians achieve at the highest level of their sport, the Scholarship will provide encouragement and funding for 12 months.
Most importantly, Scholarship holders will enjoy 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.
One of Australia’s most prestigious organisations, The Sport Australia Hall of Fame represents the pinnacle of sporting achievement in Australia, acknowledging sporting greats who have gone beyond their sport to achieve cultural significance. Inductees include Sir Don Bradman AC, Dawn Fraser AO MBE, John Eales AM, Catherine Freeman OAM, Ian Thorpe OAM, Liz Ellis AM, Glenn McGrath AM, Shane Warne, Layne Beachley AO, Kostya Tszyu, Louise Sauvage OAM and many more.
Each 12 month Scholarship will apply from January 1 to December 31.
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program will consist of:
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 such Australian sporting greats 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 17 past/present Scholarship recipients represented Australia at the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. In 2014, 12 of our recipients were selected to represent Australia at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, we will see a confirmed five past and present scholarship holders, with still another 17 in contention.
Chairman John Bertrand AO who was a Mentor to 2013 Scholarship Holder and 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".
Tayla Hanak, 2016 Scholarship and Mentoring Program recipient, who is currently being Mentored by Layne Beachley, cannot believe how the experience helped her; "I am so honoured to be a Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship holder and so appreciative of the opportunities it has and continues to provide. The opportunity to be mentored by the most successful female surfer in Australian history, Layne Beachley has been incredible".
The eligibility criteria and nomination forms are available here: Nomination Information.
2017 Scholarship Applications
All nominees will be advised of the outcome of applications by mid-August, 2016.
DONATE in support of the Scholarship & Mentoring Program. If you would like to support the program, donations are tax deductible. Refer to the official form for details