Victorian Institute of Sport


Athletes with an individual scholarship, compete in sports which do not have a Tier 1 sports program with the VIS.

AIS athlete categorisation identifies athletes who are eligible for individual scholarships.

From 2017, the following criteria apply:​​​

Foundation Sports – Podium/Podium Ready/Podium Potential, Other Sports – Podium only.

Successful VIS athletes with an Individual Scholarship come from sports such as badminton, boxing, skateboarding, snowboarding, table tennis, and many more.


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No stopping Scotty

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Is anyone going to stop Scotty James this snowboarding season?

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James starts season in style

Monday, 10 December 2018

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Scotty James has taken out the US Grand Prix of Snowboarding at Copper Mountain in Colorado on Sunday.

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Scotty James: "I'm just getting started."

Monday, 27 August 2018

The scene was set for the greatest halfpipe showdown in Winter Olympic history with VIS athlete Scotty James, two-time Olympic gold medallist Shaun White and the impressive Japanese teenager Ayumu Hirano qualifying in the top three places for the PyeongChang final.

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Scotty James takes bronze in men's halfpipe

Monday, 19 February 2018

Popular young Winter Olympic flag bearer Scotty James has made Australian sporting history with the country’s first men’s snowboard medal at a Winter Olympics.

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Scotty James named Australia's flag bearer for PyeongChang

Monday, 12 February 2018

VIS snowboarder, Scotty James, led the Australian team with pride in the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games on Friday night.

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Scotty soars to X Games silver

Monday, 05 February 2018

A score of 98.00 wasn’t enough for Scotty James to go back-to-back at the X Games, with Japan’s Ayumu Hirano scoring 99.00 in the final round to win gold in Aspen last week.

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Scotty James wins silver at the Halfpipe World Cup finals

Monday, 15 January 2018

Scotty James has won silver at the Halfpipe World Cup finals in Snowmass, Colorado in what commentators described as the “most impressive event in the history of Snowboarding”.

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Scotty James claims halfpipe silver in Colorado

Monday, 18 December 2017

VIS Snowboarder, Scotty James, won silver in the halfpipe at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado.

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Scotty James kicks off season in Copper Mountain

Monday, 11 December 2017

VIS snowboarder, Scotty James, opened his season at Copper Mountain for the start of the World Cup series, over the weekend.

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James named SSA Male Athlete of the Year

Sunday, 30 April 2017

VIS athlete, Scotty James, won the male athlete of the year award at the Ski and Snowboard Australia Awards.

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