Young, up-and-coming motorsport competitors are being encouraged to apply for the 2021 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship & Mentoring Program.
The program pairs junior athletes aged under 21 with a Sport Australia Hall of Fame member as their mentor, as well as providing cash grants to help them cover expenses and progress in their respective disciplines.
Former Formula 4 driver Cameron Shields was named as part of the program in 2018, with the young gun working with Sport Australia Hall of Fame member Graeme Lloyd, a two-time winner of baseball’s World Series with the New York Yankees
This year, the program has been extended across three tiers to provide more athletes with greater opportunities to help their development.
Motorsport Australia CEO Eugene Arocca encouraged those in motorsport to consider applying.
“There are many aspiring future stars showcasing their talents in motorsport disciplines here in Australia and also around the globe,” Arocca said.
“We believe there are a number of young, talented drivers who would certainly benefit from this fantastic opportunity with Sport Australia and the chance to work with some of the greatest names in Australian sport.
“Motorsport Australia is also very willing and able to assist with any applications as well, so I’d encourage any of our competitors aged under 21 to reach out to us prior to submitting their application.”
Successful applicants are paired with mentors outside of their respective disciplines, with mentors providing advice on what it takes to make it at the top level and deal with the demands of being an elite athlete.
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program’s tiers:
Tier 1 Inclusions
Six successful recipients will receive:
- One-on-one personal mentoring by a Member of SAHOF
- $10,000 sporting expense grant
Tier 2 Inclusions
Ten successful recipients will receive:
- $5,000 sporting expense grant
Tier 3 Inclusions
A select number of successful recipients will receive:
- A sporting expense grant up to $3,000
(Dollar amount and number of recipients will be determined at the discretion of the Committee.)