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.

"LEAP really goes out of the way for La Trobe's athletes.  I really noticed I was able to alter my timetable to suit my training program and competition commitments," La Trobe Elite Athlete and 2017 Elite Athlete Housing Scholarship recipient Anna Kelly.

We support our athletes

LEAP athletes can receive the following support at the University:

  • Academic case management including assistance with enrolment, timetabling, flexible assessment and 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.

TechnologyOne High Performance Sport Scholarship

Applications for the 2019 TechnologyOne High Performance Sport Scholarship are now OPEN.

The TechnologyOne High Performance Sport Scholarship was established in 2018, with support from TechnologyOne, to assist high performance athletes to reach the peak of their sporting performance whilst studying at La Trobe University.

Value: $15,000 (over 3 years)

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be studying Australian Year 12 or IB in 2018, and intending to enrol in an undergraduate bachelor degree course at a La Trobe campus in Semester 1 2019; and
  • Demonstrate sporting ability at the highest level; and
  • Demonstrate the potential to be selected to represent Australia at an upcoming Commonwealth or Olympic Games (or equivalent event), during their time at La Trobe; and
  • Be endorsed by their respective National Sporting Organisation or Institute

Applicants must also apply to the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program. Applications close on 31st January 2019.

Please visit the scholarships website for more information.

Elite Athlete Housing Scholarship

Applications for the 2019 Elite Athlete Housing Scholarship will be opening soon.

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.

Value: 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.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be intending to enrol in an undergraduate bachelor degree course at a La Trobe campus in Semester 1 2019; and
  • Demonstrate considerable hardship and/or extenuating circumstance that would otherwise prevent them from managing their tertiary study and continuing elite level sport; and
  • Be supported by referee reports; and
  • Complete an application for La Trobe On-campus Accommodation

Applicants must also apply to the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program.

Michael Malthouse Elite Sport Scholarship

Applications for the 2019 Michael Malthouse Elite Sport Scholarship are now CLOSED.

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 Sport Scholarhsip which offers a financial scholarship to help with your first year at university.

Value: $10,000 (1 year duration)

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be studying Australian Year 12 or IB in 2018, and intending to enrol in an undergraduate bachelor degree course at a La Trobe campus in Semester 1 2019; and
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement; and
  • Demonstrate high achievement in their chosen sport; and
  • Be supported by referee reports

Applicants must also apply to the La Trobe Elite Athlete Program. Applications close on 2nd November 2018.

Please visit the scholarships website for more information.