SESF SCHOLARSHIPS 2022

 

DUE TO UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND, SESF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2022 ARE NOW CLOSED. 

 

APPLICATIONS FOR 2023 SCHOLARSHIPS WILL OPEN ON MONDAY 16 JANUARY 2023. 

 

We apologise for this situation, however we can only fund scholarships based on the income we receive from our generous partners.

SESF Scholarships are for families and students who demonstrate the need for financial support to attend national and international events.

 

SESF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2024 ARE OPEN!

 

SESF scholarships are only for emerging athletes whose families are experiencing financial hardship

Eligible athletes will be competing in a National Championship for their state or country in 2024.

 

Please read the full eligibility terms and conditions, and FAQS below before applying for an SESF Scholarship.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS):

The SESF is a registered charity that supports young athletes aged 10 to 18 years old, whose financial circumstances would preclude them from otherwise participating at representative level for their state or Australia. 

Each recipient is awarded $1,000 per scholarship.

Successful scholarship recipients will be required to submit photos, videos and a testimonial documenting their story at their National or International Championship.

View the full scholarship Terms and Conditions here.

To be eligible for an SESF Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be between 10 and 18 years old,
  • Be selected to represent their state or territory, or Australia,
  • Be competing in a National or International Championship for an Australian Sports Commission recognised sport,
  • Be enrolled in an Australian school. This includes Government and non-Government Schools,
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident (within the meaning of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007),
  • Be experiencing financial hardship.

 

Please note: You are not eligible if you are representing your school or sports club.

To be eligible for an SESF Scholarship, you must be competing in an official national championship endorsed by the relevant Australian Sports Commission recognised National Sporting Organisation (NSO) or School Sport Australia.

 

To check your sports eligibility please go to: https://www.sportaus.gov.au/australian_sports_directory or http://www.schoolsportaustralia.edu.au/sports/

A maximum of 1 scholarship per year can be awarded to an athlete.

Families and students can re-apply each year, regardless of the outcome of the application the previous year provided they still meet all eligibility requirements.

All applicants must fill in the application form on this page. Applications must then be endorsed by the school principal where the student is enrolled.

Applications will not be assessed until the school principal endorsement is received.

Evidence of financial circumstances that would otherwise preclude the applicant from participating will strengthen your application. This may include evidence of a valid Health Care Card /Pensioner Concession Card (not essential).

Please note: you must have confirmation of your team selection prior to applying for a scholarship.

You can apply at any stage of the school year, as long as it is at least one week before your departure to your event.

Fill out your SESF Application via the link below:

SPORTAGE GROUPAPPLICATION CLOSES
Triathlon13 – 19 YearsFriday, 21 February
Baseball18 Years and UndersSunday, 23 February
Tennis18 Years and UnderMonday, 24 February
Softball17 Years and UnderFriday, 21 February
Netball15 Years and UnderMonday, 16 March
Australian Football14 Years and UnderMonday, 20 April
Swimming10 – 19 YearsFriday, 22 May
Australian Football12 Years and UnderMonday, 25 May
Hockey16 Years and UnderMonday, 4 May
Basketball18 Years and UnderMonday, 17 May
Basketball12 Years and UnderFriday, 26 July
Hockey12 Years and UnderMonday, 18 May
Cross Country10 – 12 YearsMonday, 18 May
Golf18 Years and UnderFriday, 15 May
Rugby League12 Years and UnderMonday, 18 May
Football (Soccer)12 Years and UnderMonday, 22 June
Football (Soccer)16 Years and Under BoysTBC
Football (Soccer)18 Years and Under GirlsTBC
Netball12 Years and UnderFriday, 29 May
Volleyball15 Years and UnderFriday, 28 February
Tennis12 Years and UnderFriday, 12 June
Track and Field10 – 12 YearsFriday, 2 October
Touch Football15 Years and UnderTBC
Touch Football12 Years and UnderTBC
Golf12 Years and UnderMonday, 10 August
Cricket12 Years and UnderTBC
Diving10 – 19 YearsTBC
Softball12 Years and UnderTBC

To apply please click here to be taken to the online application process. Once you have completed your sections of the online application, two things will happen, (a) you will receive a summary of your online application, and (b) the Principal of the school the student is enrolled at will also receive a notification and be required to endorse the application. The Principal must endorse and submit the application within the due date for the application to be valid.