TasPorts Leadership Scholarship Program


A new scholarship program is now OPEN. Scholarships are available for SLST members to access professional development that will help create a stronger and more capable SLST community.

This exciting program has been developed in partnership with TasPorts and provides an annual round of $5,000 for the next three years.

TasPorts Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Casey said working alongside Surf Life Saving Tasmania to introduce the new program would boost water safety outcomes for Tasmanians.

 “TasPorts is proud to support initiatives that improve marine safety in Tasmania and ensure the safety of waterways where we operate. We acknowledge and appreciate the efforts of services that provide essential emergency support and are working to facilitate training, education, and awareness outcomes,”.

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Who is eligible?

The scholarship program is open to all members of affiliated clubs/units who have been actively involved within our surf life saving community for at least two years.

How much funding is available?

The scholarship program total funding is $5,000 per round. Support is capped at $2,000 per application.

What is the aim of the program?

TasPorts is a proud supporter of initiatives that improve marine safety in Tasmania and ensure the safety of the waters where we operate. Over the next three years, this scholarship aims to build a stronger and more capable surf life saving community. It will support a range of professional development activities and/or innovations that enhance the skills, knowledge and capabilities of members within their roles across our SLST community.

What activities will be supported?

The scholarship program will provide financial assistance towards costs associated with professional development opportunities like training courses, workshops, conferences or other relevant programs.  This might include course fees, travel, accommodation or related expenses.

How will recipients be selected?

A selection panel will be appointed to assess the applications based on:

  • The member's demonstrated commitment to SLST and their club/unit.
  • The potential for the scholarship to enhance the member's skills, knowledge and capabilities.
  • The member's proposed budget and the feasibility of the proposed activities.
  • The member's potential to share their knowledge and expertise with others within the SLST community.

What do I need to include in my application?

Your application must include:

  • A personal statement outlining your involvement in surf lifesaving and/or rescue services in Tasmania and the reasons why you're applying for the scholarship.
  • A brief summary of the professional development that you're planning on completing, and how thiswill build on your skills, knowledge and capabilities.
  • A budget outlining how the scholarship funds will be spent.
  • Supporting documentation, including a letter of endorsement from your affiliated club/unit.

TasPorts Leadership Scholarship Recipients

2023 - Amber Loone, Devonport SLSC