Elite Athlete and Performer Program Scholarship
Opens 1 Jun 2024 08:00 AM (AEST)
Deadline 31 Jul 2024 11:59 PM (AEST)
$500 - $2,500
Description

About this scholarship

The Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) supports student athletes and performers to purse a dual career. This Financial EAPP 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.


Scholarship type

Merit


Value

  • This scholarship is valued from $500-$2,500, to be paid in one lump sum.
  • Scholarship values are awarded at the discretion of the Australian Catholic University with the support of the Elite Athlete and Performer Program Advisory Committee.
  • Recipients are also eligible to receive discounted accommodation credited against any 6-month rental agreement at any of ACU’s student accommodations in Sydney, Canberra or Ballarat. See the EAPP Scholarship Accommodation Offer section below for further information.


Student type

Future, Commencing Students or Current


Eligibility

This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all the following criteria by the scholarship application close date: 

  • Citizenship: domestic
  • Applied to and have been accepted as a member of ACU's Elite Athlete and Performer Program.
  • 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: enrolment in Semester 2, 2024 


Application process

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.
    • your future career aspirations.
    • how the scholarship will assist you to reach your future goals.
  • 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
  • (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. 

*Statements are assessed on content, not language skills. If you access assistance from advisors, tutors or AI technology to complete your personal statement, please ensure that your submission accurately reflects your personal situation with regards to the criteria.


Selection criteria

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
  • Preference will be given to commencing students


Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Elite Athlete and Performer Program team, where recipients will be recommended and endorsed by the Selection Committee.


EAPP Scholarship Accommodation Offer

This offer is designed to further support recipients of the EAPP scholarship who require accommodation during their studies. The offer is open to current and commencing students at ACU’s student accommodation in Sydney, Canberra or Ballarat, but is subject to availability. To secure your accommodation place early please contact rental.advisory@acu.edu.au to express your interest.

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Elite Athlete and Performer Program Scholarship


About this scholarship

The Elite Athlete and Performer Program (EAPP) supports student athletes and performers to purse a dual career. This Financial EAPP 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.


Scholarship type

Merit


Value

  • This scholarship is valued from $500-$2,500, to be paid in one lump sum.
  • Scholarship values are awarded at the discretion of the Australian Catholic University with the support of the Elite Athlete and Performer Program Advisory Committee.
  • Recipients are also eligible to receive discounted accommodation credited against any 6-month rental agreement at any of ACU’s student accommodations in Sydney, Canberra or Ballarat. See the EAPP Scholarship Accommodation Offer section below for further information.


Student type

Future, Commencing Students or Current


Eligibility

This scholarship is open to applicants who meet all the following criteria by the scholarship application close date: 

  • Citizenship: domestic
  • Applied to and have been accepted as a member of ACU's Elite Athlete and Performer Program.
  • 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: enrolment in Semester 2, 2024 


Application process

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.
    • your future career aspirations.
    • how the scholarship will assist you to reach your future goals.
  • 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
  • (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. 

*Statements are assessed on content, not language skills. If you access assistance from advisors, tutors or AI technology to complete your personal statement, please ensure that your submission accurately reflects your personal situation with regards to the criteria.


Selection criteria

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
  • Preference will be given to commencing students


Selection process

Applicants will be shortlisted by the Elite Athlete and Performer Program team, where recipients will be recommended and endorsed by the Selection Committee.


EAPP Scholarship Accommodation Offer

This offer is designed to further support recipients of the EAPP scholarship who require accommodation during their studies. The offer is open to current and commencing students at ACU’s student accommodation in Sydney, Canberra or Ballarat, but is subject to availability. To secure your accommodation place early please contact rental.advisory@acu.edu.au to express your interest.

Value

$500 - $2,500

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Opens
1 Jun 2024 08:00 AM (AEST)
Deadline
31 Jul 2024 11:59 PM (AEST)

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