Scholarships and Academies
To compliment the extensive benefits provided by the UTS Elite Athlete Program, UTS Sport has partnered with several UTS high performance sporting clubs as well as external partners to produce additional scholarships and academy programs for students competing at a high level in their sport.
These programs are as follows:
- UTS EAP Housing Scholarships
- UTS High Performance Program
- UTS Club Scholarships
- Justice Family Lawyers Scholarship
- UTS Sparks Netball Academy
- Water Polo NSW Academy
For information on any of the scholarships or academies listed, please contact email@example.com or call 02 9514 1454
In addition to the numerous UTS Scholarship Programs available, each year two Housing scholarships are awarded to high performing student athletes from a UTS sports club to assist with their sporting and academic pursuits. This scholarship provides each student with a single room at UTS Housing accommodation for the period of one university year.
Applications for the 2019 Housing Scholarships have now closed.
Please contact your UTS sports club or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
High Performance Program
The High Performance Program (HPP) aims to align the UTS Elite Athlete Program more closely with targeted High Performance clubs by offering club-specific scholarships. For its inception in 2019, the four focus sports are:
- Australian Football
Applications for the 2019 HPP are now closed.
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Athletes playing sports other than the four included in the HPP are encouraged to apply for the UTS EAP. Information on how to apply for the EAP is available here.
Based in Chatswood, the UTS Northern Suburbs Athletics Club have produced a large number of athletes who have competed at major national and international championships. With the opportunity to represent UTS at a domestic, intervarsity and national level, the UTS Northern Suburbs Rewards and Recognition Scheme rewards athletes on a race-to-race basis and leverages off the existing EAP to create one of the most supportive overall track and field scholarship programs in Australia.
The UTS Northside Futsal Club compete in the NSW Premier League and are represented by UTS students at the National University Championships, where they have won both the men’s and women’s championship title in 2017 and 2018. The club provides further financial scholarships to UTS students who represent the club during their years as UTS students.
Producing over 30 Olympians, the UTS Rowing club boasts a world class rowing program based out of UTS’ Haberfield facilities. Three full time rowing coaches oversee athletic development at the club, including scholarship holders who receive additional support at a sporting and academic level.
Providing pathways from junior rugby to Shute Shield representation, as well as women’s Sevens and XV programs, Gordon Rugby Union Club have partnered with UTS to assist athletes with their tertiary studies. The club possess one of Australia’s most extensive Rugby Scholarship Programs, primarily in the way of financial support and assisted academic aspirations.
Notably named as the UTS Sports Club of the Year for 2017, UTS Tennis Club are regular medal contenders at National Intervarsity events, providing coaches for beginners and elite athletes. The club, based in Surry Hills, are producing one of Australia’s most progressive intervarsity sporting scholarships whilst they support their athletes’ participation in endorsed events.
Proudly the most successful Water Polo club in Australia, the UTS Balmain Water Polo Club have produced multiple Olympians throughout their years as Australia’s oldest elite Water Polo club. In conjunction with the UTS Elite Athlete Program, the club supports UTS students with significant Water Polo representation throughout their time as a student at UTS.
Justice Family Lawyers Scholarship
Justice Family Lawyers, owned by for UTS EAP athlete and Olympian for Taekwondo Hayder Shkara, has created a scholarship specifically for UTS elite athletes studying law.
The successful recipient is awarded a 6 week internship at Justice Family Lawyers as well as a grant to assist with their academic and sporting pursuits.
Applications close on the 5th April 2019.
UTS Sparks Netball Academy
Unlike any other netball program in NSW, the UTS Sparks Netball Academy is an elite training academy for 15-21 year old females, identified as a credible pathway for Premier League representation. Based at the UTS Ross Milbourne Sports Hall, UTS Sparks athletes are provided with some of the state’s best coaching, in addition to athlete education and information on tertiary study at UTS. The UTS Sparks have played an integral part in the development of Suncorp Super Netball players such as proud UTS students Claire O’Brien and Amy Parmenter, as well as producing a further 10 Australian Netball League representatives in recent years.
Water Polo NSW
UTS Sport and Water Polo NSW established a significant partnership in 2015 to provide adequate sporting and academic pathways for talented junior water polo players. The Water Polo NSW Academy is an invitational program that engages promising u14, u16 and u18 players, with the all-encompassing tri-fold focus of skill development, gym development, and athlete education. This official NSW pathway is a Water Polo Australia endorsed program and is further partnered with the NSW Institute of Sport.