EAPP Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship
About this scholarship
The Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) is a Sport, Wellbeing and Residential Life initiative to support student athletes and performers dual career. This EAPP Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship is designed to support elite athletes/performers who participate in national or international competitions or events. As student athletes or performers, the opportunity to earn an income on top of an already demanding training and study load is difficult. This scholarship is designed to support student athletes and performers in succeeding in elite competition/performances and academic goals.
- This scholarship is valued from $3,000 to be paid in instalments of $1,500 over two semesters.
- There are two scholarships available, for one female and one male recipient.
Future, Commencing or Current Students
This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all the following criteria by the scholarship application close date:
- Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students (Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required)
- Applied to and have been accepted as a member of ACU's Elite Athlete and Performer Program by the scholarship application date.
- Affiliated with the Australian Sports Commission OR are an international, national or state-based performing artist affiliated with an international or national performing arts company.
- Study load: minimum part-time enrolment in Semester 1, 2024
- Has not been awarded any additional EAPP Scholarship for 2024. If you are offered more than one EAPP Scholarship, the Scholarships Office reserves the right to rescind an EAPP Scholarship so that the applicant is awarded a single EAPP Scholarship for that year.
Applicants will be required to provide the following as part of the application:
- A 200-word written statement outlining:
- your current involvement in your sport or performing art.
- how the scholarship will assist you to reach your future goals.
- how you engage with the Indigenous community
- Sporting or Performing arts Resume outlining relevant achievements (please include a comprehensive date ordered list of your sporting achievements, including placing/rankings and times)
- Letter of recommendation from your coach, career officer, manager or club
- Upload Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status (for more information on this requirement please visit, COA)
- (If relevant) evidence of your contribution to recent sporting or performing activities at ACU.
- (Optional) Upload a photo of yourself at an event or competition that can be used for media purposes.
If you would like assistance with completing your application, please contact your local Indigenous Higher Education Unit.
Applications are assessed based on the strength of the following criteria:
- Written statement
- Letter of recommendation
- Sporting or performing arts resume and achievements
- Contribution to sporting or performing activities at ACU
Applicants will be shortlisted by the Elite Athlete and Performer Program and First Peoples Directorate appointed staff, where recipients will be recommended and endorsed by the Selection Committee.
To remain eligible for this scholarship, recipients are required to maintain the following each semester for the duration of the scholarship:
- Minimum Pass grade for all units in which they were enrolled in the previous study period
- EAPP status
- Recipients are also expected to attend all Elite Athlete and Performer Program events and, where possible, represent ACU in Australian University Sport endorsed programs such as Australian University Games as an athlete, coach or mentor unless elite sporting/performing commitments prevent this
- Willing to promote and support the EAPP and First Peoples Directorate at nominated events and initiatives
- Study load: minimum part-time enrolment in the current semester