SAHOF opens applications for 2022 Mentor program
Wednesday 16 June, 2021
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) Scholarship and Mentoring Program is now accepting applications for 2022.
Queensland's Cameron Shields was a recent recipient of the Mentorship Program.
Applications for the 2022 Sport Australia Hall of Fame (SAHOF) Scholarship and Mentoring Program are now open.
Introduced 15 years ago, the program is aimed at giving young promising athletes under 21-years an opportunity to progress further in their respective sporting disciplines.
Six successful applicants of the program will be paired up with a Sport Australia Hall of Fame member as mentor, sharing insights into what it takes to be an athlete at the highest level, while a further 26 successful applicants will receive cash grants to help them cover expenses of competing.
Since 2020, SAHOF has incorporated a three-tier system in which the six Tier 1 recipients have one-on-one personal mentorship and receive $10,000 each, the 10 Tier 2 recipients given $5000 and the remaining 16 Tier 3 recipients awarded $2500.
Former motorsport graduate of the program, Queensland born Cameron Shields, received a mentorship in 2018 from Sport Australia Hall of Fame member Graeme Lloyd, a two-time winner of baseball’s World Series with the New York Yankees.
Shields has since gone to compete in the United States, having won multiple races in the IndyCar’s feeder series, USF2000.
Interested applications have until 11pm AEST on 28 June to apply for either one of the three available scholarships and must be under the age of 21.
Motorsport Australia is also able to assist interested members with their scholarship applications.