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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Kate bags a bronze

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.

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VIS takes on London

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.

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Holt goes back-to-back

Monday, 17 July 2017

Isis Holt has claimed back-to-back World Championship gold after crossing the line in 28.47 in the 200m T35 final in London.

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Cooke finishes on top

Monday, 03 July 2017

Carol Cooke has finished her 2017 UCI Para-Cycling World Cup campaign atop of the podium, taking home gold in both the T2 Individual Time Trial and Road Race in Emmen, The Netherlands over the weekend.

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Alcott wins Japan Open

Monday, 22 May 2017

Dylan Alcott, recovered from a second set wobble to defeat David Wagner and win the quad singles title at the Japan Open in Iizuka.

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Hannah leads the way

Monday, 15 May 2017

VIS athlete, Hannah MacDougall, has won the leader's jersey following a stellar start to the Paracycling World Cup series over the weekend.

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Cooke and Tripp defend National Titles

Monday, 01 May 2017

Reigning world and Olympic champion Carol Cooke has defended her Australian road national titles, making a clean sweep of the medals in the Women’s T2 category at Australian Para-Cycling Road Nationals this weekend in Somers, Victoria.

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Doughty takes ITU Gold

Monday, 10 April 2017

A selection of Australia’s elite para-triathetes converged on the Gold Coast over the weekend to contest the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Paratriathlon Series event.

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Gourley grabs another gold

Sunday, 05 March 2017

Mitch Gourley has added another gold medal to his 2017 collection, winning the Para Alpine Skiing Giant Slalom World Cup event in Hakuba, Japan.

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Alcott wins third consecutive Australian Open

Monday, 30 January 2017

2015 VIS Award of Excellence winner Dylan Alcott has taken out the Australian Open wheelchair tennis title for a third straight year, winning the final in straight sets.

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