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Kate Allen Rural Athlete Bursary

Applications for Semester 1 2023 scholarships are now open.

Applicants will be advised the outcome of their application by close of business on Tuesday 28 February 2023.

Supporting high achieving student athletes from rural and remote areas who have relocated to study.

Kate Allen is a runner and triathlete who won a gold medal in the women’s Triathlon event at the 2004 Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Kate grew up on a 1000-hectare sheep farm in rural Australia and as a child enjoyed running, often running 3 kilometres to and from her primary school.

Kate graduated university as a nurse and then travelled through Europe where she learned to swim and ride, quickly mastering the triathlon event at the elite level. She achieved podium placings at European and World Championship events prior to winning her Olympic Gold medal. She is now a high-profile sports personality in Austria.

Kate’s success story is one of seizing opportunity and working hard to develop personal talents to their full potential. This bursary aims to support a student athlete from a rural area to develop their talents and pursue their goals as Kate has.

Payment of this bursary will be made approximately three weeks after Census Date, once enrolment has been confirmed.

Please Note:  This bursary is offered on a yearly basis through funds provided by an external donor. If funding is not available in any given year, the bursary will not be awarded.

  • full-time or part-time undergraduate student enrolled at any UniSC campus
  • rural or remote background having relocated to study at UniSC
  • Permanent Resident of Australia, Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Permanent Australian Humanitarian Visa holder
Selection criteria
  • high sporting achievement and aspirations
  • financial need
  • high academic achievement
  • community contributions
Eligible programs
All undergraduate programs
Number available


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