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2017 Scholarship Announcements

The TIS has been supporting Tasmania's gifted and dedicated athletes through its scholarship program for 31 years.

73 talented athletes will benefit from Tasmanian Institute of Sport scholarships in 2017.

The scholarships will help athletes access first-class coaching and training, quality competition equipment, and assistance with travel costs when attending competitions.

High Performance Scholarships were awarded to 63 athletes across 13 sports, with eight additional scholarships offered through the Emerging Talent Scholarship Program, and two associate scholarships offered to professional athletes.

The 2017 scholarship holders include 2016 Rio Olympians Hamish Peacock (javelin), Amy Cure, Georgia Baker and Richie Porte (cycling), Scott Bowden (mountain bike), Tim Deavin and Eddie Ockenden (hockey) and Meaghan Volker (rowing).

2016 Paralympians Deon Kenzie (athletics) and Jacob Templeton (swimming) are also returning scholarship holders for 2017.