Elite athletes with a disability
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.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Paralympic Team Co-Captain Mitchell Gourley and Jonty O’Callaghan commenced their quest for Paralympic Alpine Gold at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics on Saturday.
Monday, 26 February 2018
Co-Captain and two-time Paralympian Mitchell Gourley, will be joined by debutant Jonty O’Callaghan in their quest to win the VIS’ first Paralympic gold medal since 1994 at the PyeongChang Paralympic Games.
Monday, 29 January 2018
VIS athlete, Dylan Alcott, has made history by taking out his fourth consecutive Australian Open title winning the quad wheelchair singles.
Monday, 30 October 2017
VIS scholarship holders, Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson have been honoured at the Tennis Victoria Champions Dinner last Monday night.
Monday, 11 September 2017
VIS scholarship holder, Dylan Alcott and teammate Bryan Barten, have finished runners-up in Men’s Quad Doubles title at the US Open.
Monday, 04 September 2017
Carol Cooke has successfully regained her crown as dual World Champion at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa over the weekend.
Monday, 28 August 2017
Amanda Reynolds has defended her KL3 Women’s 200 sprint para-canoe title, at the ICF Sprint Canoe World Championships over the weekend.
Monday, 28 August 2017
Heath Davidson has taken out the Birmingham Classic quad singles title, in a massive upset, defeating tournament No. 1 David Wagner 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-1 in the final.
Sunday, 30 July 2017
Kate Doughty has secured her third podium finish and her first bronze medal of the ITU World Paratriathlon Series in Edmonton, Canada over the weekend.
Monday, 24 July 2017
The Victorian Institute of Sport was represented by eight athletes at the World-Para Athletics Championships in London, with Isis Holt bursting onto the scene once again with an incredible back-to-back title defence over the T35 100m and 200m.