Victorian Institute of Sport

Elite athletes with a disability

Support through the individual athlete scholarship program is offered annually to athletes from sports which do not have a Tier 1 program.

Athletes with an individual scholarship, compete in sports which do not have a Tier 1 sports program with the VIS (the exceptions are athletics and swimming EAD athletes who are fully integrated into their respective Tier 1 programs).

Athletes can apply for scholarships in March/April and successful athletes are awarded annual scholarships which run from 1 July to 30 June.

Athletes are awarded individual scholarships based on the following criteria:

  • national and/or international ratings
  • potential to achieve success at national and/or international level
  • Australian citizenship (or those who have taken steps to become a citizen) and normally a resident of the State of Victoria

Successful VIS athletes with an Individual Scholarship come from sports such as badminton, boxing, fencing, judo, shooting, snowboarding, table tennis, synchronised swimming, taekwondo and many more.

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Madeleine and Dinasha join forces to get women active

Friday, 26 October 2018

Paralympian Madeleine Hogan and This Girl Can – Victoria ambassador Dinasha Wimalasiri are leading the way to encourage more women to get active.

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Alcott cruises to US Open glory in 75 minutes

Monday, 10 September 2018

VIS’ Dylan Alcott is Champion of the US Open again after he defeated world No. 1 David Wagner 7-5, 6-2 in just 75 minutes.

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Reynolds wins World Championship silver

Monday, 27 August 2018

A silver medal to Amanda Reynolds capped off a strong day for the Paddle Australia team at the 2018 ICF Para-canoe World Championships in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal last week.

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Alcott and Davidson make their royal debut

Monday, 16 July 2018

For Victorian Institute of Sport’s Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson, Wimbledon was a tournament to remember.

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Dominant Duo win again

Monday, 21 May 2018

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson were again crowned champions of the Japan Open in the Quad Wheelchair Doubles.

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Alcott wins singles and doubles with Davidson by side

Monday, 26 March 2018

VIS tennis player Dylan Alcott has enjoyed a great weekend of tennis in Louisiana claiming both the singles and doubles championships at the Cajun Classic.

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Gourley and O'Callaghan get things started

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Paralympic Team Co-Captain Mitchell Gourley and Jonty O’Callaghan commenced their quest for Paralympic Alpine Gold at the PyeongChang Winter Paralympics on Saturday.

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Gourley going for gold

Monday, 26 February 2018

Co-Captain and two-time Paralympian Mitchell Gourley, will be joined by debutant Jonty O’Callaghan in their quest to win the VIS’ first Paralympic gold medal since 1994 at the PyeongChang Paralympic Games.

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Alcott the Australian tennis sensation we have all been looking for

Monday, 29 January 2018

VIS athlete, Dylan Alcott, has made history by taking out his fourth consecutive Australian Open title winning the quad wheelchair singles.

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Alcott and Davidson's outstanding season

Monday, 30 October 2017

VIS scholarship holders, Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson have been honoured at the Tennis Victoria Champions Dinner last Monday night.

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