Scholarships & Bursaries

High Performance First Year Scholarship

The High Performance First Year Scholarship is awarded on the basis of performance and is designed to cover registration of high performance players who can support the club in achieving its performance-based goals. Scholarship recipients will have their registration fees covered for the season.

Players are eligible if they:

  1. are a new player at the club (that is, they have not previously played a season at MUSC);
  2. are trialling/training with the highest men’s or women’s squad at the club;
  3. and are endorsed by the head coach of the highest men’s or women’s team coach as a candidate.

You will be notified individually if you have been selected as a recipient of the High Performance First Year Scholarship.

First Nations Bursary

The First Nations bursary covers full playing and registration fees for the successful applicant(s). Applications are currently open for the 2024 season.

Players are eligible if they:

  • identify as Indigenous Australian or a descendant of people indigenous to the South Pacific, including New Zealand and Australia
  • are currently studying at a recognised educational institute (successful applicants will need to show evidence of study at a recognised educational institute – Statement of Enrolment or student card)
  • submit an application via the Google Form.

Recipients are not guaranteed selection into one of MUSC’s competition teams (that is, teams that play a full home and away season.) If you are eligible to receive the First Nations Bursary and are not selected into a competition team, your registration fees for your participation in other forms of participation at the club – for example, as a social football member or as a train-on – will be waived.

Indigenous Student Players Bursary Application Form

If you have any questions about scholarships or bursaries, please email [email protected]

Melbourne University Sport Access Scholarship

Melbourne University Sport proudly offers students facing financial hardship with a complimentary fitness membership, a subsidy towards joining a Sports Club or Intervarsity representation, a subsidy towards participating in our Campus Sport competition and free court hire.

This scholarship is managed by Melbourne University Sport. Please refer to their website for further information.