Support through the individual athlete scholarship program is offered annually to athletes from sports which do not have a Tier 1 program.
Athletes can apply for scholarships in March/April and successful athletes are awarded annual scholarships which run from 1 July to 30 June.
Athletes are awarded individual scholarships based on the following criteria:
- national and/or international ratings
- potential to achieve success at national and/or international level
- Australian citizenship (or those who have taken steps to become a citizen) and normally a resident of the State of Victoria
Successful VIS athletes with an Individual Scholarship come from sports such as badminton, boxing, fencing, judo, shooting, snowboarding, table tennis, synchronised swimming, taekwondo and many more.
Monday, 16 April 2018
VIS’ Gronya Somerville and Setyana Mapasa swept through the first round of the Gold Coast tournament 21-3, 21-6 and progressed all the way to the semi-finals before confronting England.
Monday, 09 April 2018
Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville after impressive form in the mixed team badminton event just missed out on a spot in the semifinal, going down to a strong Singapore side in straight set.
Monday, 26 February 2018
VIS badminton doubles duo, Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville, have been selected in the Australian Commonwealth Games badminton team to compete at Gold Coast 2018.
Monday, 27 November 2017
VIS scholarship holders, Setyana Mapasa and Gronya Somerville, have finished their Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open campaign with a valiant quarter-final effort to finish within the top eight.
Saturday, 13 August 2016
Sawan Serasinghe and Matthew Chau have finished in fourth position in their group and will not progress to the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament.
Friday, 12 August 2016
Chau and Serasinghe put up a resilient fight but lost to the powerhouse pair from Korea.