Athletics (Sporting) Scholarship

Athletic (Sporting) Scholarship Criteria

Athletics scholarships are awarded to students in recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of Physical Education and Sports. Athletic scholarship applicants should be able to make a considerable contribution to the quality of sport performance at DC. This commitment should be demonstrated through current and past participation in competitive athletic programmes and extra curricular activities at a local, national and/or international level. Evidence such as performance summaries, national/provincial representative selection, coaches references or letters of recommendation, as well as video of performance, will be reviewed to determine the quality of athletic performance.

Please note, scholarship applications are reviewed, in the first instance, by the head of the physical education department, and short-listed candidates invited for an interview with the scholarship committee at the College.

Other Criteria:

In addition to criteria specific to the scholarship type, to receive a scholarship award at Discovery College, students must demonstrate themselves to be leaders among their peers in both academics and community service. This commitment should be demonstrated through contributions to the college community and beyond through service and leadership.

Discovery College looks for globally minded candidates who are able to make sound decisions and solve complex problems with integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness. Candidates should be able to approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety, show sensitivity towards the needs of others and respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures. Above all, DC Scholarship students should be able to give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and development.

All external applicants are expected to pass the Discovery College admissions assessment for their respective year level.

Continuing Requirements:

Once a scholarship is granted, athletes must maintain a very high standard in Physical Education classes and/or sporting commitments while meeting overall academic standards. Applicants should display a strong commitment to the continued development of sport and sporting performance at Discovery College. Requirements could include compulsory attendance at trainings/practices, development workshops, coaching roles for senior students, running lunchtime sport, as well as College representation at sporting competitions. Athletes will also be required to commit to a College code of conduct at sporting events. The development and fulfilment of requirements will be monitored by an assigned scholarship mentor. The renewal of scholarship awards is at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee through their annual review process, which takes into account feedback from the scholarship mentor, deans, and academic grade reports.