Adelaide University Sport is proud to be able to support athletes through our various scholarships. Oscar Harms from Adelaide University Cricket Club was one of our recipients of the President's Scholarship in 2019. The scholarship is awarded to a University of Adelaide student in their first year of study who is also a member of an Adelaide University Sport club.
Oscar has been a part of the club for a couple of years already and loves the culture that has been created. "I first started playing for the Adelaide University Cricket Club when I was 15, going to school in the Barossa Valley. Since then my teammates and the club has always supported me. I admire the close community and positive environment of the club, who always strive to be the best on and off the field."
Fellow club members informed Oscar about Adelaide University Sport's scholarships, which prompted him to consider whether he'd be a worthy candidate. "I heard through Luke Johnston and Martin Southern at the cricket club about various scholarships and intervarsity trips as a bonus of being a rising young cricketer playing for the Uni. I believed I'd be a worthy recipient because I represent the club with good sportsmanship and investment in my skills, and often give recommendations to others about joining the club and coming to Adelaide University."
The President's Scholarship will be extremely useful to Oscar in beginning his university life. "Since I’m in my first year at university and passionate about my cricket I always thought about the possibility to apply for a scholarship to aid in my studies and the cost of the game. This scholarship will help greatly with financial needs including university fees, sports equipment and travel expenses as I often travel to and from the Barossa Valley where I live."
Oscar's advice to people considering applying for a Adelaide University Sport Scholarship ask for the information and go for it. "Look at all the opportunities on offer. Adelaide University Sport offers a wide variety of support to up and coming athletes, and If you think you’ve got a small chance then there’s no harm in giving it a crack."
More information about our Adelaide University Sport scholarships can be found here.