Sport Leadership Scholarships for Women are aimed at women who are already established at a reasonable level in sport to assist them in attaining prominent leadership roles within the sport industry. The scholarships follow a pathway plan over a three year period.
Individuals applying for a Sport Leadership Scholarship can apply for up to $10,000 per annum for three years.
Scholarship recipients are required to enter an agreement and to provide a pathway plan detailing selected courses, professional development opportunities and objectives. It is anticipated that these women will, as they progress along their pathway, develop leadership and management skills that will ultimately increase the involvement of women across all areas of their sport.
Scholarships can cover:*
- Course fees
- Presenter fees
- Presenter travel
- Translator or interpreter fees
- Participant travel costs (long distance only)
- Child care (if required)
Scholarships will not cover:
- Text books
- Competition entry
- Administration costs
- Venue hire
- Sports trainers
- Fitness or first aid training
- Retrospective course costs
*These activities must be undertaken within the related financial year and commence the proposed activity/project after 1 July 2013.
In addition to undertaking identified projects, scholarship recipients must attend an allocated two day residential sport leadership workshop covering a range of leadership and development topics, including effective communication, conflict resolution and influencing change.
To be eligible to apply for a Sport Leadership Pathway Scholarship, individuals must be:
- aged 18 years or over
- an Australian citizen or have been granted permanent residence status
- involved in a paid or volunteer capacity at a local, state or national level in the sport industry and have demonstrated commitment to roles beyond the playing field for a number of years
- experienced in the sporting domain and are looking to build on their skills and competence to further develop their leadership potential
- committed to moving into senior leadership roles in the future and see this as an opportunity as part of their journey of personal and professional development
- commencing the proposed project after 1 July 2013
- supported by a sporting organisation that is affiliated with a National Sporting Organisation (NSO) recognised by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC)*
- available to attend an allocated ASC Leadership workshop.
Individuals who do not have experience in a non playing role may still be considered if they have been targeted by their NSO to be fast tracked into senior leadership positions. The ASC will confirm with the relevant NSO that the applicant has been targeted for senior leadership positions within the organisation and has demonstrated support by providing leadership opportunities.
ASC employees are ineligible to receive an individual scholarship.
* For the list of national sporting organisations recognised by the ASC please refer to the Australian Sports Directory.
Applications for 2013-14 are now closed.