Applications are now open for the 2021 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program.

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The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) Scholarship & Mentoring Program is a fantastic opportunity for under 21-year old elite athletes to receive support and mentoring from legends of Australian sport.

Launched in 2006, the program has seen more than 50 members as mentors providing the opportunity of a lifetime to 81 athletes across 36 sports.

Dual-Olympian Caroline Buchanan has been a recipient of this special scholarship and was mentored by elite athlete Robert de Castella AO MBE. Joining her is multiple national champion Aaron Nottle, who was mentored by hockey great, Liane Tooth OAM.

Click on the picture above to hear Caitlin Parker (Boxing) explain what the Scholarship & Mentoring program meant to her and the impact her Mentor Adam Gilchrist AM (Cricket) had on her life and career.

The Scholarship and Mentoring program are open to Australian junior athletes (U21) to apply and will provide encouragement and funding for approximately 12-14 months to help the successful applicant achieve at the highest level of their sport.

Skateboarder Poppy Olsen talks through her experience as a 2018 SAHOF Scholarship Holder and what’s it like having Layne Beachley as your mentor.

Application are now open for the 20201 program – closing midnight Sunday, August 2.

The 2021 SAHOF Scholarship & Mentoring Program has expanded to three Tiers which means; more Scholarships granted, greater financial support and an increase in Scholarship Recipients who will be Mentored by an Australian great – a SAHOF Member.

Tier 1 Inclusions

Six successful recipients will receive:

  • One-on-one personal mentoring by a Member of SAHOF
  • $10,000 sporting expense grant
  • On-stage presentation of the Scholarship at the SAHOF Induction & Awards Gala Dinner to be held at the Palladium at Crown in October 2020 including travel and accommodation (pending COVID-19).

Tier 2 Inclusions

Ten successful recipients will receive:

  • $5,000 sporting expense grant
  • Official presentation of the Scholarship (at a location decided closer to the closing date and pending Committee decision)

Tier 3 Inclusions

Unsuccessful recipients of Tier 1 and Tier 2 will be automatically considered for Tier 3.

A select number of successful recipients will receive:

  • A sporting expense grant up to $3,000
    • (Dollar amount and number of recipients will be determined at the discretion of the Committee)

For more information – CLICK HERE

To apply – CLICK HERE