The Sunnybank Rugby Club Annual Scholarships are aimed at elite rugby union players in the Sunnybank Senior Rugby Club, who have the potential to perform at a sound academic level at a tertiary institution, and gain a higher qualification, without forfeiting their sporting opportunities.

The Sunnybank Rugby Club Annual Scholarships available are awarded in two tiers dependent on the applicant's sporting level. Tier 1 is valued at $5,000 and Tier 2 is valued at $2,500.

Applications currently closed.

Can I apply?

To be eligible you must:

  • be a registered player with Sunnybank Senior Rugby Club
  • be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • be either eligible for admission to any of Griffith University's undergraduate or postgraduate programs, or be currently enrolled in any Griffith University undergraduate or postgraduate program

What do I include in my application?

To be considered for this scholarship, you must complete the following sections within the application:


  • Sports participation: make sure to indicate the club you play for.
  • Referee details: a report from your sports coach


  • Personal statements
    • Career goals and aims: outline your goals, both academically and athletically
    • Experiences: demonstrate high achievement in chosen sport within the Sunnybank Senior Rugby Club

You must upload the following in the supporting documentation section. (Please use only the following formats: pdf, word, jpeg or excel. We can only guarantee these formats will be accepted)

  • Other: please upload a comprehensive date ordered list of your sporting achievements, including player statistics.

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There will be two tiers of scholarships available, dependent on the quality of applicant and at the discretion of the donor;

Tier 1 is valued at $5,000, paid in instalments of $2,500 for each full-time enrolled trimester, up to the maximum value of the scholarship. (Pro-rata for part time)

Tier 2 is valued at $2,500, paid in instalments of $1,250, for each full-time enrolled trimester, up to the maximum value of the scholarship. (Pro-rata for part time)

Payments are made up to six weeks after the census date.

Sponsor details

The Sunnybank Senior Rugby Union Club is one of Australia's premier rugby clubs. The Club provides pathways for players and participants from U6 to the professional level, and has over 1,000 active members. As the club is located near Griffith University's Nathan Campus, it shares a common geography with Griffith University's catchment. The Sunnybank Rugby Club, through the development of two different scholarship opportunities, wishes to support gifted rugby players to achieve in both their academic studies and the sport of rugby union.

Griffith is an elite-athlete-friendly University and has a strong commitment to sport and the role it plays in a balanced educational environment. Fostering elite athletes and helping them to participate in sport while studying is a major part of that commitment. Griffith has many links with local and international sporting organisations. Griffith University, through the Griffith Sports College, assists elite athletes in sourcing flexible study means to enable them to continue performing at optimum level whilst studying.

Sunnybank Senior Rugby Club website.

To remain eligible for the scholarship, you will be required to;

  • continue to meet the eligibility requirements
  • maintain good academic standing (GPA 3.5)
  • remain enrolled at Griffith University

Payment is made, after census, on confirmation that you are enrolled at Griffith University and still meet eligibility requirements.

You may take leave of absence in accordance with University policy. The maximum period of approved leave which a scholarship recipient may take without losing their scholarship is 12 consecutive months.

Applications, including referee reports and any supporting documentation, must be completed and submitted by the closing date.

Offers are made via email.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be required to provide additional information.