Deakin Sport Network Elite Athlete Scholarship

Aimed at both undergraduates and postgraduates, this scholarship is designed for elite or developing elite athletes studying at Deakin University in a full time or part time capacity.

Important dates

Applications for Trimester 1 2021 open 31 August 2020.

Applications for Trimester 1 2021 close 15 February 2021 at 5pm.


Cash payment up to $5000 per year for three years.

The total value of this scholarship is up to $15,000 over three years.

Eligibility criteria

Prospective candidates should ensure they meet all criteria before submitting their application.

To be eligible you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or the holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa
  • be commencing or currently enrolled in an undergraduate bachelor or honours degree in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or postgraduate by coursework degree (CSP or full fee) in at least two credit points
  • be enrolled at Deakin University in Trimester 1 2021
  • be a registered member of the Deakin University Elite Athlete Program
  • receive less than $25,000 (total) in 2020 from your sport in the form of salary and/or funding support or from monetary sponsorship.

Consideration will be given to:

  • students achievement in their respective sport at state, national and international level
  • students experiencing financial or personal hardship.


As a scholarship recipient you must:

  • be enrolled in a minimum of two credit points over the academic year
  • remain a registered member of the Deakin University Elite Athlete Program.

Your application

Supporting documents

As part of the application process, you will also be required to upload current supporting documentation.

The supporting documentation required includes evidence of:

  • financial hardship (if applicable)
  • elite sporting

Make sure you choose the correct document type when you upload your documents as it will make a difference. If your documents are uploaded into the incorrect type they will not be considered when assessing your application. Remember it is quality, not quantity, which you need to provide. Aim to provide documents which are current, relevant and concise.

Read more about supporting documentation

Application tips

Applying for a scholarship isn’t just about meeting the eligibility criteria.

It’s a good idea to think about why you want a scholarship, how it will help you and what you have to offer the Deakin community.

Read our 5 top tips on applying for a scholarship

How to apply

You can apply for this scholarship directly through our Deakin Scholarship Application Portal.

Visit our application portal

What happens next

Your application will be assessed and ranked based on the details you provide.

You'll find out if you were successful usually within six weeks of the application closing date. You can view the status of your application via your scholarship application portal account.