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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, 16 July 2018
For Victorian Institute of Sport’s Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson, Wimbledon was a tournament to remember.