Emerging Elite scholarships

The Emerging Elite scholarships are available for emerging student-athletes demonstrating significant potential to reach elite levels.

Scholarships are available for two male and two female students.

Our sport scholarships and elite athlete support program assist outstanding VU athletes to balance their studies with the demands of elite level sport. They help emerging student athletes in their aim to perform at the elite sporting level.

Applications are currently closed.

Value & benefits

The scholarships are valued at up to $1,000 in cash support.


To be eligible, students should be in one of these elite-sport categories:

  • national aged squad member or Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) equivalent
  • state squad aged or open member or Victoria Institute of Sport (VIS) equivalent
  • top 10 national ranking age or open competition for individual sports in year of application
  • finalist at age or open competition.

Students should also be:

  • involved in a non-professional sport as recognised by Victoria University Sport
  • a currently enrolled student, or commenced and deferred, or taken intermission for the purposes of international representation.

Ongoing eligibility

In general, scholarship recipients are required to:

  • maintain a successful academic record
  • maintain their elite athlete status in terms of training, competition and recognition by sporting bodies
  • represent VU at inter-university competitions (if applicable)
  • participate and/or assist VU in their respective sport/discipline (if applicable)
  • promote and support Victoria University.