Individual Scholarship Program
The QAS Individual Scholarship Program provides assistance to elite Queensland athletes competing in sports that are not covered by a QAS sport program.
For an able-bodied athlete to be eligible for an individual scholarship they must compete in Open competition in an Olympic event and be a current member of the national senior team. For an athlete with a disability to be eligible they must be competing in a Paralympic sport, with an individual top eight international ranking or two top eight finishes at significant international competitions, or be a member of a national team with a top six world ranking.
QAS individual scholarship holders are provided with financial assistance via their National Sporting Organisation or equivalent to help cover the costs associated with training and competing at the highest levels. They also have access to athlete career and education support if needed. The QAS is open to receiving applications from NSO/SSO’s or equivalent throughout the year.
An athlete is eligible under the following wording:
An athlete must have the endorsement of their relevant National Sporting Organisation and meet the following criteria:
- Reside in Queensland
- Hold a current Australian passport or be able to obtain an Australian passport
- Represent Queensland or Queensland based team in any national competition
- Able Bodied - compete in open competition in an Olympic event and be a current member of the national senior team
Athletes with Disabilities - compete in a Paralympic sport, with an individual top eight world ranking or two top eight finishes at significant international competitions, or are members of a national team with a top six world ranking to be eligible
- Be preparing to participate in a major international series for an Olympic or Paralympic Games event.
Exclusion from eligibility includes any athlete who receives an AIS or another SIS/SAS scholarship and any athlete who is temporarily residing in Queensland and not affiliated with a Queensland Sporting Organisation.
How to apply
National Sporting Organisation (or equivalent) should submit athlete details in regards to the above criteria and guidelines to Karen Taylor, Manager Business Services Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.