The Minerva Network Scholarships will be open to Australia’s elite and professional level female athletes who are current Minerva Stars and who would benefit from financial support to complete or commence an Australian certified education or vocational qualification.
Scholarships will be awarded to an outstanding Minerva Star who is a role model on and off the field, has a long term career goal linked to proposed area of study and a credible plan to maintain her level of sporting performance despite the study commitment.
The successful recipient will also agree to work with a Minerva mentor over the course of the whole qualification. If the recipient does not yet have a Minerva mentor, Minerva will work with the recipient to select a suitable mentor.
The Minerva Network is delighted to announce that the Sydney Roosters and Easts Group have committed $10,000 per annum for 5 years commencing in February 2021 to coincide with the commencement of the University and TAFE calendar year.
“We are impressed that Minerva supports elite and professional sportswomen to maximise their opportunities both on and off the field and our values are deeply aligned to this purpose,” said Joe Kelly, CEO, Sydney Roosters | Easts Group.
As the recipient of the inaugural Sydney Roosters and Easts Group Minerva Scholarship you will need to pass all subjects to remain eligible to receive continued funding, be prepared to be profiled and attend a number of events as a Scholarship Ambassador and at all times behave in accordance with both organisations’ expectations and brands.
The Minerva Scholarship Committee, which consists of Minerva Mentors: Annette Wargon, Gabrielle Curtin, Kate Aitken and Nicola Wakefield-Evans, commits to reviewing all applications and personally contacting each applicant to provide feedback regardless of the outcome.
Who can apply?
All Minerva Stars, from any sport, in any location across Australia are welcome to apply.
Can I apply if:
What type of study can I undertake?
Any Australian tertiary qualifications, including University and TAFE. Professional courses or industry qualifications may be considered. If you are unsure if your intended course is eligible, please send details to email@example.com
How long is the scholarship valid for?
Up to 5 years
Can I defer my course?
The recipient must commence her course or program in the nearest possible academic cycle to being awarded the scholarship. Any deferral or failure to complete on the basis of attendance may put your scholarship at risk.
If your circumstances change, please get in touch with the MNSC to discuss.
How is the scholarship recipient decided?
The MNSC will review all applications and invite a shortlist of applicants to interview. The MNSC after endorsement from the Minerva Network Council and the Scholarship Sponsor will then determine the recipient/s and contact all applicants.
What are the ongoing commitments of the recipient?
The recipient of the Scholarship will have ongoing commitments including the need to pass all subjects to remain eligible to receive continued funding, be prepared to be profiled and attend a number of events as a Scholarship Ambassador and at all times behave in accordance with Minerva Network and the sponsor organisation’s expectations and brand, which will be provided to the recipient upon award of the scholarship
What is the closing date for applications?
30 November 2020
What happens after I apply?
The MNSC will review all applications and shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in December.
Once final decisions are made, all applicants will be contacted by the MNSC who will provide personal feedback.
Applications for this prestigious scholarship will close on 30 November 2020 with interviews scheduled in December with the announcement of the 2021 Scholarship recipient to be announced no later than 14 December 2020. This timeframe will ensure that the successful applicant has time to apply for their course in time for the 2021 university/TAFE year.