Supporting athletes reach their goals

University of Adelaide Scholarships close Monday 8th March. AU Sport Scholarships applications close at 5pm Friday 15 March 2019

AU Sport and the University of Adelaide provide a number of Scholarships for currently enrolled students.

Prospective applicants should have outstanding ability in a particular sport and be an active member of an AU Sport club or in the case of a first year student, looking to join an AU Sport Club. Those at an elite level may also look at what other support and opportunities are available with AU Sport Elite Athlete Program.

University of Adelaide Students Scholarships

In 2019, the following scholarships are on offer:

The Adelaide University Sport Scholarships

(Managed by the University of Adelaide: $2,500 - two)

These scholarships were established by AU Sport with the aim of providing and promoting the best possible sport and recreation environment for the University of Adelaide community. They will benefit two UofA students per year, who are undertaking an Undergraduate or Honours program of study.

The Charlie Jessop Sport Scholarship

(Managed by AU Sport: $2,000 - one)

The scholarship is awarded in recognition of Charlie Jessop, an AU Sport life member who made significant contributions to the University of Adelaide, AU Sport & the Law faculty. The scholarship is awarded to a UofA Law student, who not only excels in their chosen sport, but also gives valuable service to their AU Sport club.

The Don Stranks Sport Scholarship 

(Managed by AU Sport $2,000 - one for cricket or one for football)

Dedicated to the late Professor Don Stranks, former Vice-Chancellor & Vice-President of the University and keen supporter of the Football and Cricket clubs.

The Bob Heddle Sport Scholarships

(Managed by AU Sport: $2,000 each - two in total)

In recognition of the many years of service and support given by Bob, who was Director of the University Health Service from 1964-1982.  During that time, Bob was a member of the University Council and the University Council representative on the AU Sport Board of Management. The scholarships are awarded on merit to unspecified sports.
Where no “Don Stranks” Scholarship is awarded in any year, the number of “Bob Heddle” Scholarships may be increased.

The Bill Scammell Sport Scholarship

(Managed by AU Sport: $2,000 - one)

Named after a former Chancellor of the University of Adelaide and supporter of AU Sport, this scholarship is awarded to a UofA student, who has contributed overall to his or her sporting club, both competitively and through support of the club.

AU Sport President Scholarships

(Managed by AU Sport: $1,000 - three)

Awarded to University of Adelaide students in their first year of study, as a financial incentive to join an AU Sport club. The scholarship holder must make himself/herself available for AU Sport club matches, including during University holidays, unless special permission is granted by the club and AU Sport. Also, the holder may not play for any other club, on loan or temporary transfer, during the three years of the scholarship. 

President's scholarships are payable mid-year to assist with the payment of compulsory fees, textbooks and sporting equipment, as well as the payment of the athlete’s club membership fees for up to three years.

The Max Weir Intervarsity Hockey Award

(Managed by AU Hockey Club $500 - one)

The Max Weir Award is not designed to primarily recognise sporting or academic ability.  It also recognises an applicant who is active and involved in their Club, University or Local Community and likely to contribute to the Adelaide University Hockey Club through their paticipation in the University Nationals. The application form is found here.

AU Sport Club Member Scholarships

Non students who are members of an AU Sports Club are eligable to apply for the following scholarships:

Coopers Award

(Managed by AU Sport: $1000 - one)

The Coopers Award is awarded to an Adelaide University Sport affiliated club member to undertake further studies in sports management, or a University of Adelaide student who is also an AU Sport club member, to undertake leadership training. The award is to the value of $1,000 and is awarded to one applicant each year.


Applications for the scholarships administered by Adelaide University Sport (The Charlie Jessop, Don Stranks, Bob Heddle and Bill Scammell Sport Scholarships) must be submitted online here.  

Applications for The Adelaide University Sport Scholarship (administered by the University of Adelaide) must be submitted online here.

Applications for the President's Scholarships must be submitted online here.

Applications for the Coopers Award must be submitted online here.