The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program


The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program is a unique and valuable program for young Australian athletes.

Applications are now open for the 2018 Program – closing Monday July 10th 2017.

Since 2006, the Program has provided over $300,000 in $5,000 annual sporting grants to 66 young Australian athletes across 33 sports.

The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program consists of:

  • One-on-one personal mentoring by an Inducted SAHOF Member.
  • A $5,000 sporting expenses grant.
  • On stage presentation of the Scholarship at the SAHOF Induction & Awards Gala Dinner.
  • One international return economy flight within the Etihad Airways network, (for sporting use only).

The highlight of the program is that each Scholarship Holder is personally mentored by a Member of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Mentors have included over 50 Australian sporting greats including; Dawn Fraser AO MBE, Layne Beachley AO, Adam Gilchrist AM, Natalie Cook OAM, Catherine Freeman OAM and Stan Longindis.

The mentoring aspect is a “money can’t buy” opportunity. It has delivered in many cases, a profound impact on our past and present Scholarship Holders. Note: the mentoring role is designed to bring in a worldly view of what it takes to compete at the highest level.

Please see below links for details and sharing with other members who may be eligible to participate in this fantastic opportunity.

Scholarships will be presented at the 2017 Induction and Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, October 12th at Palladium at Crown. (Online bookings available from July 3rd at

The Scholarship Program is proudly supported by Etihad Airways, Victoria University and the Australian Sports Foundation.