We apologise for the inconvenience however due to COVID-19 all applications are currently suspended.

Once School Sport Victoria State Teams and School Sport Australia National Championships are back running we will re-open the application portal.


What is the Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund (SESF)?

  • The SESF is a registered charity. It supports Students who have financial circumstances that would preclude them from otherwise participating at representative level for Team Vic. The charity started in 2012.
Scholarship Details
  • Valued at $1,000 per scholarship
  • Mentoring opportunities also exist
  • List of eligible sports below
  • Successful scholarship recipients will be required to submit photos, videos and a testimonial documenting their story at the School Sport Australia Championship

Who can apply?

  • Team Vic (School Sport Victoria) State Team Representatives enrolled in a Victorian school. This includes Government and non-Government Schools
  • Students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia (within the meaning of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth))
  • Multi Class students
  • Families or students who demonstrate financial need
  • Families and students can re-apply each year, regardless of the outcome of the application the previous year

When can I apply?

  • You can apply at any stage of the school year, as long as it is before the deadline for your sport below

What documentation do you need to apply?

  • Applications must be endorsed by the principal where the student is enrolled
  • Evidence of financial circumstances that would otherwise preclude from representing Team Vic. This may include evidence of a valid Health Care Card /Pensioner Concession Card (not essential)
  • Complete the section on financial / extenuating circumstances

The following sports are eligible to receive scholarship applications in 2020:

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.