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Elite Student Athlete Support Program

At Monash Sport, we know how difficult it is to combine elite sport with an academic workload. That is where the Elite Athlete Support program comes in. This structured program operates on all Australian Campuses and assists you to undertake higher education while continuing to train and participate in sport at an elite level.

The program helps you graduate while still achieving your sporting goals. We:

  • help you balance your academic, sporting, personal and social commitments
  • offer course advice and help with timetabling conflicts
  • give you access to training facilities
  • develop your leadership and life skills
  • encourage you to contribute to the community
  • support you with access to our network of helpful contacts

In some cases, we also provide financial support. You apply for this separately.

To learn more about the program, download the Athlete Support brochure (.pdf 428kb)

Apply for the Elite Athlete Support Program

To apply, complete this form (234 kb) and email it to us. For more information, email or call us on 03 9905 4259

E-mail: athlete.support@monash.edu

Apply for financial support

Each year, Monash Sport offers students a limited number of bursaries.They range from Gym Memberships to monetary grants of between $200 and $1,000.

Applicants must be enrolled at Monash University and represent Monash in their sport, particularly at the Australian University Games. The funding we allocate depends on the number of applicants, the students level of sport and their commitment to representing Monash University.

2012 applications have now closed. 2013 applications will open in october, 2012. For more information, please click here.

60 Seconds with... Steph Grant

Sport: Judo

Highest Level played at: Olympic Games
Career highlight so far:  Australian Team Member, Beijing Olympic Games 2008, World Uni Games Australian Team Member, Gold at Australian University Games.
What are you studying: Arts/Law
Career aspirations (sport and work):  London Olympics 2012. My career aspiration is to combine my love of sport with my interest in law.
Favourite food:  Ice cream
Hero:  Steve Hooker (Pole vaulter)

60 Seconds with... Michael Poulter

Sport: Rowing.

Highest Level played at: Australia Representation - World Championships.

Career highlight so far: Winning Bronze at the World Championships.

What are you studying: Science (Major: Psychology)

Career aspirations (sport and work): I hope to one day represent Australia at the Olympics for rowing. My work aspirations consist of majoring in psych and possibly becoming a sports psychologist to work with athletes assisting them to achieve their goals.

Favourite food: Pizza.

Hero: Drew Ginn, Tom Larkins.


Stephanie Grant, Dale Stevenson and Joel Pocklington, all represented Australia at the 2009 World University Games.

Alison Bai. BBusCom. World ranking of 260, represented Australia at the 2009 World University Games.

Catherine Arlove, Judo, Beijing Olympian, Bachelor of Laws.

Claire Messent, Hockey-roo, BCom

Luke Ball, AFL, Collingwood FC. B Com/Law

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