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Elite Star Scholarship Details


ACPE understands the level of commitment, discipline and dedication required to excel at a high level in sport or dance and that this level of commitment to a sport places different demands on students to ensure that they can maintain good academic standing. The Elite Star Scholarships are intended for new students who have demonstrated a high level of commitment and achievement in dance or sport as an emerging athlete, performer or coach, and would benefit from financial support.


  • $20,000 off the tuition fee
  • Other subsidiaries may be available


To be considered for this scholarship, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen residing permanently in Australia
  • have completed the Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate or other academic qualifications
  • be commencing full-time study in any ACPE undergraduate course in the study period of application
  • be an active member of a team (athlete or coach), dance company or an official participating at a representative level of sport or dance

This scholarship is non deferable.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be assessed on the basis of:

  • proven outstanding sporting, coaching, officiating or performance achievement
  • your written personal statement (details of what to include is outlined in the Evidence Required section below)
Evidence Required
  • A well written Personal Statement of purpose where you express your academic goals, field of interest, and how this scholarship is going to contribute to your academic and career aspirations. This response should highlight your passion, motivation, and impact you will have both as an ACPE student and in your area of study (coaching, dance, education, football, health, sport business). This should include an introduction about you and a paragraph (of no more than 100 words per paragraph) on each of the following:
    • Explain what you hope to achieve by studying this course
    • Describe how your passion in this area is going to drive your continued academic success and/or your career ambition in the sports industry
    • Show evidence of your previous involvement in sports, projects, academic competitions, independent study or accomplishments in the sports industry (to enhance your application)
    • How will you contribute to ACPE and its community as a scholarship student?
  • Two ACPE reference checks
  • Two letter of support from referees
  • Supporting evidence which may include a statutory declaration and evidence of high level performance and achievements such as coaching certifications, letter from a coach or player development manager

Elite Star Scholarship Application Form

An ACPE team member will be in contact with you to discuss your scholarship application within 24 hours of your submission.