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 October 2017
Three VIS shooting athletes have had a successful weekend at the Sydney Cup 2, bringing home a silver and bronze medal.
Saturday, 09 September 2017
VIS scholarship holder, Penny Smith, made shooting world history last week, when she secured the inaugural Trap Mixed Team World Championship title alongside teammate Tom Grice, at the ISSF World Championships.
Monday, 04 September 2017
A World Champion title remains elusive for Rio Olympic Gold medallist, Catherine Skinner, as she was narrowly defeated by Italian Jessica Rossi in the Women’s Trap at the ISSF World Shotgun Championships in Moscow, Russia.
Monday, 28 August 2017
VIS shooting athletes have wrapped up the Darwin ISSF Grand Prix with an impressive swag of medals, including four golds.
Monday, 17 July 2017
Five VIS athletes have been named in the Australian Shotgun World Championship team ahead of the ISSF Shotgun World Championships set to be held in Moscow, Russia in late August.
Monday, 26 June 2017
Aislin Jones has found herself on the podium once more, taking home second place at the ISSF Junior Grand Prix Shotgun in Suhl, Germany over the weekend.
Monday, 15 May 2017
VIS shooters dominated at the Victorian State Shotgun titles over the weekend which doubled as a Australian team selection event for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held in the Gold Coast early next year.
Monday, 20 March 2017
Cox’s World Cup final qualification follows last week’s successful launch of the new VIS Pistol Program, part of the new VIS Pistol and Shotgun program.
Saturday, 25 February 2017
VIS shooter Penny Smith won gold in the Women’s Trap Final at the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi, India
Monday, 23 January 2017
VIS shooters have started the year off with a bang at the 2017 National ISSF Championships at the WA Gun Club in Perth.