ABOUT THE SPORTS EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund (SESF) Approach
The Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund has been developed to award bursaries to students from low socio-economic, Indigenous or rural and regional backgrounds who have been selected to represent Victoria as a member of Team Vic.
Every year, 900 students compete as members of Team Vic at the School Sport Australia National Championships. Each of these students has excelled at their sport, resulting in them being chosen to represent Victoria in a school sport state team. While all young people selected for Team Vic have the talent and commitment to succeed, not all have the funds or support to take up this opportunity.
To eliminate this barrier to participation, School Sport Victoria (SSV) has established the Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund, to award scholarships to students across Victoria from low socio-economic, Indigenous or rural and regional backgrounds who have been selected to represent Victoria as a member of Team Vic. Each scholarship is to the value of $800.
Participating in sport provides young people with social, cultural and educational opportunities, encouraging healthy lifestyles, the development of life skills and lifelong friendships. For those from disadvantaged backgrounds, these benefits can be far reaching.
Since its inception in 2012, the Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund has awarded over 130 scholarships to primary and secondary students across Victoria. SESF is also providing ongoing development and mentoring opportunities with Olympians for all its Scholarship recipients.