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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AJ provisionally secures Paralympic selection

Monday, 16 March 2020

Victorian Institute of Sport athlete Amanda 'AJ' Reynolds has earned herself nomination for selection into the 2020 Australian Paralympic Team after she won both women's kayak K1 events at the 2020 Canoe Sprint Championships.

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2020 Visions | Amanda 'AJ' Reynolds

Friday, 06 March 2020

Instead, it would change her life forever, sending her down a path of despair and torture that would last for 20 years.

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Thank you, Dylan Alcott

Tuesday, 04 February 2020

Whilst Dylan Alcott's tennis was remarkable, it was the Victorian Institute of Sport athlete's post-match speech that inspired the nation.

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Alcott makes it Eight!

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Long term VIS scholarship holder, Dylan Alcott has made history as the first Roland Garros 2019 Quad Singles Champion over the weekend.

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Alcott makes it 5

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Victorian Institute of Sport’s Dylan Alcott has continued to show the world why he is No. 1, winning an unprecedented fifth consecutive Australian Open quad wheelchair singles title.

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Alcott on track to defend Aus Open title

Monday, 14 January 2019

An impressive performance in the final of the Bendigo Wheelchair Tennis Open yesterday established that VIS’ Dylan Alcott is on track to defend his Australian Open crown.

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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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