The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program is a unique and valuable program for young Australian athletes. Applications are now open for the 2020 Program – closing Sunday 7th July 2019.
I write to encourage your distribution and promotion of the application information through your national, state, regional, club and coaching networks as well as promotion through your social media channels.
Since 2006, the Program has provided over $350,000 in $5,000 annual sporting grants to 73 young Australian athletes across 34 sports.
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
The highlight of the program is that each Scholarship Holder is personally mentored by a Member of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Mentors have included over 50 Australian sporting greats including; Dawn Fraser AC MBE, Louise Sauvage OAM, Adam Gilchrist AM, Karla Gilbert OAM, Catherine Freeman OAM and Nick Farr-Jones AM.
The mentoring aspect is a ‘money can’t buy’ opportunity. It has delivered in many cases, a profound impact on our past and present Scholarship Holders.
Note: the mentoring role is designed to bring in a worldly view of what it takes to compete at the highest level.
Watch a few past and present Scholarship Holders experiences below:
Poppy Starr Olsen, Skateboarding, 2018 Scholarship Holder (Mentor: Layne Beachley AO, Surfing)
Anabelle Smith, Diving, 2009 Scholarship Holder (Mentor: Debbie Watson OAM, Water Polo)