Providing new and expanded opportunities for the Athletes of Oceania

The Oceania Australia Foundation is a not-for-profit, non-political organisation.

Athlete Scholarships

The Oceania Australia Foundation has created and managed a Sport Scholarship Programme for athletes Oceania – with a focus on athletes from the Pacific Islands.

Athlete Support

The Foundation exists because athletes, young people of the Pacific Islands talented and enthusiastic about sport, deserve equal opportunities that young people of more developed countries enjoy and have access to.

Frequently asked questions

What does the scholarship provide?

The scholarship provides 2 years of tuition and sports training with accommodation on campus at selected junior colleges in the United States, integrated sports competition, an annual return economy airfare, as well as insurance and a warm clothing allowance.

Do I get to choose where I go?

Currently the Oceania Australia Foundation works with selected colleges to offer this scholarship opportunity, with your sport determining which college you will attend.

What happens when the scholarship finishes?

After two years you will graduate with an Associate Degree and may have the opportunity to transfer to a NCAA school for a further two years to complete your degree. Successful candidates will be recruited directly by the college coach with assistance from their junior college administration team.

Who can I talk with about this opportunity?

Contact the Oceania Australia Foundation information centre with any questions by emailing