Victorian Institute of Sport


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, squash, taekwondo and many more.

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Aussies finish eighth

Saturday, 03 December 2016

The Australian women’s squash team, featuring VIS athlete Christine Nunn, finished eighth at the World Teams Championships in Paris after losing their final match 1-2 to New Zealand.

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Donohoe & Cooke crowned para-cyclists of the year

Monday, 16 November 2015

Alistair Donohoe and Carol Cooke have been named the elite para-cyclists of the year at the 2015 Cycling Australia Awards on Friday night.

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Cardwell claims second successive title

Monday, 16 November 2015

Cardwell continued her recent strong form, winning the 2015 Malaysian Squash Tour

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Cardwell breaks through for second Tour title

Monday, 09 November 2015

It’s taken her nearly four years, but Sarah Cardwell finally broke through for her second PSA title on Sunday.

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