Elite athlete support and scholarships

LEAP is committed to providing elite athlete students assistance and support to successfully combine their academic and sporting pursuits.

In addition to academic and pathway support, La Trobe Elite Athletes may also be eligible to apply for specific athlete scholarships.

Support at University

LEAP athletes can receive the following support at the University:

  • Academic case management including assistance with;
    enrolment, timetabling, flexible assessment, alternative exam arrangements
  • Elite Athlete Support Fund grants towards sporting endeavours
  • La Trobe gym membership and access to sporting facilities
  • Elite Athlete Program apparel
  • Assistance with university entry pathways and credit transfer arrangements.

The program also provides help and training to support your career once you finish competing, including:

  • Professional development workshops
  • Access to industry networks through our sporting partnerships
  • Advice from La Trobe expert academics in sports and health.

Elite Athlete Housing Scholarship

Applications are NOW OPEN for 2018 students. Closing date 5pm Tuesday 30th January 2018.

The Elite Athlete Housing Scholarship was established in 2017, in conjunction with La Trobe Accommodation Services, to assist student athletes with extenuating circumstances through the provision of on campus accommodation.

The scholarship provides a single room in a College or Halls of Residence at La Trobe University's Bundoora or Bendigo campus for the period of one university year.

In order to be eligible, athletes must demonstrate considerable hardship and/or extenuating circumstance that would otherwise prevent them from managing their tertiary study and continuing elite level sport.

The scholarship is available to two new and existing La Trobe students, who are eligible as members of the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program (LEAP).

To apply, request the application form from the Elite Athlete Program coordinator at eliteathletes@latrobe.edu.au

Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation outlining how the provision of on campus accommodation will benefit the athlete in their academic and sporting endeavours. Applicants must also apply to the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program.

Michael Malthouse Elite Sports Bursary

Applications for the Michael Malthouse Elite Sports Bursary are now closed for 2018 applicants.

If you're a year 12 or IB student enrolling at La Trobe and competing at a state, national or international level, you may be eligible the Michael Malthouse Elite Sports Bursary which offers a financial scholarship to help with your first year at university.

Please visit the scholarships website for more information.