Victorian Institute of Sport

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 with an individual scholarship, compete in sports which do not have a Tier 1 sports program with the VIS (the exceptions are athletics and swimming EAD athletes who are fully integrated into their respective Tier 1 programs).

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.

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Alcott and Davidson make their royal debut

Monday, 16 July 2018

For Victorian Institute of Sport’s Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson, Wimbledon was a tournament to remember.

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Dominant Duo win again

Monday, 21 May 2018

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson were again crowned champions of the Japan Open in the Quad Wheelchair Doubles.

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Alcott wins singles and doubles with Davidson by side

Monday, 26 March 2018

VIS tennis player Dylan Alcott has enjoyed a great weekend of tennis in Louisiana claiming both the singles and doubles championships at the Cajun Classic.

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Gourley and O'Callaghan get things started

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.

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Gourley going for gold

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.

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Alcott the Australian tennis sensation we have all been looking for

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.

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Alcott and Davidson's outstanding season

Monday, 30 October 2017

VIS scholarship holders, Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson have been honoured at the Tennis Victoria Champions Dinner last Monday night.

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Alcott takes aim at US Open

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.

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Cooke crowned dual World Champion

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.

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Reynolds defends her crown

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.

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