Running with the UC Ginninderra Tigers can be a little easier with the support and assistance of the University of Canberra and our generous Sponsors.
The University of Canberra is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network and has signed an agreement with the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Capital Territory Academy of Sport to support the needs of elite student athletes. UC are dedicated to helping our elite athlete students balance their sporting commitments with their academic goals by:
- offering bonus ATAR points
- offering the Elite Athletes Program.
The UC Elite Athlete Scholarship is awarded to two individuals and valued at $2,500.00 as a one off payment towards student fees. The purpose of this scholarship is to financially support our elite athletes in their study and training, whilst they undertake their degree at the University and encourage them to be active participants in the University of Canberra.
The Tigers have partnered with FAST Running to provide sprint scholarships to up and coming runners in Belconnen and North Canberra. The Scholarships are worth $2000 in value and available to any boy or girl aged 12 to 20 years who are studying in Canberra.
UCGAC are also proud to accept nominations from Secondary Students in the North of Canberra who show athletic potential, but because of an economic or social disadvantage, are unable to compete in organised sports. UC Ginninderra Athletics Club can offer successful students a scholarship providing registration, shirt (club uniform) and spiked athletic shoes, approximately $250.00 in value. Please feel free to contact John Hynes on 0404 055 417 should you have any questions about this initiative.