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D'Arcy Slater Foundation Scholarships are now open!

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WAIS is proud to again be facilitating the offering of up to $45,000 in sports scholarships per year from the D’Arcy Slater Foundation.


The D’Arcy Slater Foundation was formed in memory of 13-year old D’Arcy Slater, the only child of Bill Slater and Christina Slater, who tragically drowned whilst returning to school at Guildford Grammar following football training.


D’Arcy was a talented young sportsman and academic, playing football, swimming and tennis at Guildford Grammar School, and the sporting scholarships have been set up by the Foundation to provide means for young West Australians to realize their potential in sport.


The sporting scholarships are offered by the Foundation in addition to other programs offered to encourage youth to pursue their aspirations in education, music, theatre and the arts.


WAIS has been approached by the D’Arcy Slater Foundation to facilitate the sport scholarship program and is proud to be assisting the Foundation in their endeavours.


Scholarships will be offered on a bi-annual basis, to ensure that both winter and summer sports have equal opportunity to be considered. Up to seven individual scholarships worth $5,000 will be awarded annually, together with up to one team scholarship worth $10,000.


Applicants are required to meet the selection criteria, which is outlined at the WAIS website (http://www.wais.org.au/forms/dsf.php) and consists of (i) their personal qualities, (ii) the importance of their sporting goal in their career pathway, (iii) their financial need and (iv) their financial status.


Applications will be assessed by a selection panel, consisting of the three Performance Team Directors.


Applications are now open and applicants can apply via the application form available on the WAIS website. Once completed, the application form needs to be submitted via email to wais@wais.org.au by 5.00pm on Friday, 7 July 2017. The winter application period closes at 5pm on Friday, 7 July 2017.


The winter round will see up to three individual scholarships and one team scholarship awarded.

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