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.
Monday, 14 January 2019
An impressive performance in the final of the Bendigo Wheelchair Tennis Open yesterday established that VIS’ Dylan Alcott is on track to defend his Australian Open crown.
Friday, 26 October 2018
Paralympian Madeleine Hogan and This Girl Can – Victoria ambassador Dinasha Wimalasiri are leading the way to encourage more women to get active.
Monday, 10 September 2018
VIS’ Dylan Alcott is Champion of the US Open again after he defeated world No. 1 David Wagner 7-5, 6-2 in just 75 minutes.
Monday, 27 August 2018
A silver medal to Amanda Reynolds capped off a strong day for the Paddle Australia team at the 2018 ICF Para-canoe World Championships in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal last week.
Monday, 16 July 2018
For Victorian Institute of Sport’s Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson, Wimbledon was a tournament to remember.
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.
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.
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.