Scholarships

Scholarships

Supporting Athletes to Reach their Goals

Sport is an integral part of student life at The University of Adelaide.

Adelaide University (AU) Sport, in partnership The University of Adelaide and the People’s Choice Credit Union, proudly offer a number of sport scholarships along with an elite athlete support program to assist students to balance their studies and achieve success on and off the sports field.

Why Apply?

Obtaining a scholarship provides financial support to assist you to achieve excellence in your chosen sport and study. Here's what our scholarship winners from 2019 had to say about their experience.

Lachie Hunter - Adelaide University Basketball Club: President's Scholarship
"I didn’t want moving to Adelaide for university to make it difficult to follow my sporting goals. Being able to combine both parts of my life is something that can be challenging. To have the support of Adelaide University Sport by way of a scholarship will help this, as well as the obvious financial assistance to be able to train and play. I am also looking forward to having access to the gym facilities to help with my personal training goals."
Read more about Lachlan

Hugo Langsford – Adelaide University Boat Club: Bob Heddle Scholarship
"Striving to achieve in whatever sport you're involved in is great but being able to make a real contribution to how your club runs is unique to Adelaide University Sport. I'd encourage potential applicants to get involved with the behind-the-scenes aspects of club management. It's a bit more work but the opportunity to get first-hand experience running what is effectively a small business is hard to come by. Worst outcome leaves you with something to put on your resume, best outcome a scholarship. Win-win." Read Hugo's story

Sophie Edwards – Adelaide University Cycling: Bob Heddle Scholarship
“I did some research online when I started at studying at the University of Adelaide and found out about the scholarship opportunities for athletes. I thought, I’ve got nothing to lose applying for a scholarship and if I was awarded one it would help me significantly. So I applied and was lucky enough to be awarded one. I would encourage anyone to do the research, look at all the options and apply for them!” Read Sophie's story

Olivia Sprod – Adelaide University Athletics: Charlie Jessop Scholarship 2019
I thought about what I had achieved through sport, and the time I put in to volunteer and could see how both were applicable to this scholarship. I place high value on education and working hard at my studies, so I believed this scholarship could greatly help me along the way.
 

Are You Eligible? 

To apply for a scholarship, you must be an enrolled University of Adelaide student, 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.

Each scholarship has specific terms and conditions which can be found here.
 

What Scholarships are Available? 

Scholarship Type

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Value

Application Open and Close Dates

Application Form 

Charlie Jessop Sport Scholarship

This 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 Law student, who not only excels in their chosen sport, but also gives valuable service to their AU Sport club.

$2,000

Open 9am Wednesday February 5, 2020

Close: 5pm Saturday 21 March, 2020

Applications closed 

The Don Stranks Scholarship

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

Applicants must excel in their chosen sport of Football or Cricket, but also give valuable service to either the Adelaide University Football or Cricket club. 

$2,000

Open 9am Wednesday February 5, 2020

Close: 5pm Saturday 21 March, 2020

Applications closed 

The Bob Heddle Scholarship

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 and acknowledges the contribution to an Adelaide University Sport club.

Scholarships are presented to two University of Adelaide students, who not only excel in their chosen sport but also give valuable service to their Adelaide University Sport club. 

$2,000 each 

Open 9am Wednesday February 5, 2020

Close: 5pm Saturday 21 March, 2020

Applications closed 

The Bill Scammell Sport Scholarship 

Named after a former Chancellor of the University of Adelaide and supporter of Adelaide University Sport, this scholarship is awarded to a University of Adelaide student, who may not necessarily excel in their chosen sport, but who contribute to the development of University sport in a significant way. 

The contribution may be as an administrator, volunteer, or coach (for not less than three years). 

$2,000

Open 9am Wednesday February 5, 2020

Close: 5pm Saturday 21 March, 2020

Applications closed 


Scholarships 

Women in Sport
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Athlete
Athlete with a Disability Scholarship

AU Sport prides itself on providing sport and recreation opportunities for all students and the People’s Choice Credit Union scholarships are designed to support our focus on inclusion. 
 

$1,000

Open 9am Wednesday February 5, 2020

Close: 5pm Saturday 21 March, 2020

Applications closed 

Adelaide University Sport President Scholarships

Awarded to University of Adelaide students in their first year of study, as a financial incentive to join an Adelaide University 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 Adelaide University Sport.  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.

$1,000

Open 9am Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Close: 5pm Friday 9 April, 2020

Application Form  

Adelaide University Sport Scholarships

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.

Scholarships will be awarded to two students who are undertaking an Undergraduate or Honours program of study.

$2,500 each

Open 19 December, 2019

Close: 5pm 6 March, 2020

Applications closed 

The Max Weir Intervarsity Hockey Award

The Max Weird Intervarsity Hockey Award recognises the contribution of a hockey player who is active and involved in their club, University or Local Community and likely to contribute to the Adelaide University Hockey Club through their participation in the University Nationals.

$500

Refer to The Adelaide University Hockey Club

Managed by The Adelaide University Hockey Club 

The Chester Bennett Scholarship

First awarded in 2016-2017, the chester Bennett Scholarship is awarded to an Adelaide University Cricket Club player and University undergraduate with potential to play at the highest level. 

The scholarship includes a cash amount to assist with the cost of equipment, club membership fees, club kit/uniform. The scholarship also covers the recipient's costs for attending the annual pre-season inter-varsity challenge held at the University of Queensland. 

Refer to the Adelaide University Cricket Club website 

Refer to The Adelaide University Cricket Club website

Managed by The Adelaide University Cricket Club 

The Daniell Family and Swift Family Scholarship

Awarded to a player based on academic achievement, sporting participation and performance, leadership qualities, and extracurricular activities. 

$500

Refer to The Adelaide University Volleyball Club

Managed by the Adelaide University Volleyball Club 

 

How to Apply

Once you have confirmed your eligibility and acceptance of the terms and conditions, use the links above to apply. 

You will need the following supporting documentation:

  • Your transcript or University of Adelaide enrolment confirmation
  • Contact information and in some cases a letter of support from a sport reference
  • A profile and sporting photograph
  • Evidence of sporting achievements and awards referenced in your application.

Upon submission, you will receive an email to confirm your submission has been received.

Questions

Contact AU Sport for further information. 
Philippa.Moore@adelaide.edu.au   I   (08) 8313 5403