Scholarship Program 2018

Europe tour croppedThe Queensland Fencing Association recognises the contribution made by its competitive fencers to inspiring future generations of athletes and strengthening the skills base in clubs and state squad programs. To assist these members meet the costs associated with competing and developing their skills, a range of scholarships are offered each calendar year.

Read more to learn about the 2018 Scholarship Program, including application processes and deadlines.


QFA Elite Athlete Scholarship

Purpose: To support committed Queensland fencers in their pursuit of sporting excellence

Amount: $500 and $500 credit to be applied towards QFA squad training.

Number: Maximum of two scholarship recipients per year

Criteria: QFA members (current) with excellent results at national fencing competitions from the previous year (2017).

Other Requirements: Recipients must be active participants in QFA squads and competitions. Preference will be given to members of the Australia’s High Performance Program. Applications should include a proposed competition schedule for 2018, including national and international events, which demonstrates a pursuit of fencing excellence.

Applications: A short letter addressing the above criteria, including a link to the athlete’s biography with the Australian Fencing Federation, should be forwarded by email to the secretary no later than 27th January 2018. Applications will be evaluated by the QFA Management Committee and scholarship recipients will be announced at the QFA Awards Night in February 2018.


QFA Education Training Scholarship

Purpose: To promote the development of fencing within Queensland schools by providing support to fencer or fencing coaches studying towards teaching qualifications

Amount: $250 and $250 credit to be applied towards QFA Squad Training.

Number: Maximum of two scholarship recipients per year

Criteria: QFA members (current) who are enrolled (or have been accepted to enroll) in education courses and who have demonstrated their commitment to fencing in Queensland

Other Requirements: Recipients must have, or be working towards, Australian Fencing Federation Coaching Accreditation and be active participants in QFA squads and programs, either as athletes or coaches. It is expected that scholarship recipients will assist with learn-to-fence programs during the year.

Applications: A short letter addressing the above criteria should be forwarded by email to the secretary no later than 27th January 2018. Applications will be evaluated by the QFA Management Committee and scholarship recipients will be announced at the QFA Awards Night in February 2018.

 

QFA Junior Athlete Development Scholarship

Purpose: To develop Queensland’s junior fencers by providing support for attending state or national age championships

Amount: $250 reimbursement of travel costs

Number: Up to twelve recipients per year (minimum four recipients from regional Queensland)

Criteria: QFA members (current) up to and including the Under-23 age category for 2018. Athletes who receive an elite athlete scholarship in 2018 are not eligible. Preference will be given to members of the Australian High Performance Program.

Other Requirements: Recipients must reside in Queensland and turn 24 after 1 January 2018. Preference will be given to athletes who have participated in the QFA squad program throughout 2017 or have attended training camps in their region. Recipients must provide copies of travel receipts (up to $250 in value) to claim reimbursement.

Applications: A list of candidates will be approved by the QFA Management Committee and scholarship recipients will be announced at the QFA Awards Night in February 2018.

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