PyeongChang 2018 IOC Scholarship

The New Zealand Olympic Committee is pleased to announce that the Athlete Scholarships for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games have now been released by the International Olympic Committee.


These Scholarships are designed to assist athletes preparing and attempting to qualify for the Games.

 An Olympic Scholarship offers a fixed monthly training grant to cover the athlete’s training and coaching costs, paid on a quarterly basis subject to periodic reporting to the NZOC. 

The NZOC has the opportunity to apply, on behalf of the winter NSOs, for up to a maximum of 10 scholarships.

Athletes must have the following profile to be considered for a Scholarship:

  • Olympic winter sport: An international-level athlete practising an individual sport included on the Olympic winter programme and whose National Federation has expressed an interest in attending the Games to the NZOC.
  • Minimum technical level: The athlete must have the technical level to be able to qualify for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. Proof of the athlete’s technical sports level must be shown through results obtained at international competitions, recognised by the International Winter Sports Federations.
  • Access to training funds: Only athletes to whom a scholarship will make a significant difference to their training, and who do not have access to alternative means of paying for their preparation, may be put forward.
  • Ethics: Athletes who have been convicted of a doping offence or sanctioned for actions contrary to the standards of sporting ethics as established by the Olympic Charter, the IOC or NOC may not be put forward as Scholarship candidates.

 The Scholarships will commence on 1st November 2016 and go through to the end of the Games (unless terminated earlier in line with the IOC Programme Guidelines).  The scholarship amount is $1500USD per month for the period. 

As a Snow Sports NZ registered athlete, if you are interested in applying for a Scholarship please fill in the attached application form. Once complete the form then needs be signed and sent to the NZOC by Snow Sports NZ.  Do not send the form directly to the NZOC

The NZOC will provide a recommendation to Olympic Solidarity at the end of June at which time the NZOC will inform athletes whether your application has been successful, subject to approval by Olympic Solidarity. 

If there are more athletes applying for a Scholarship than there are Scholarships available, then (as requested by the NZOC) Snow Sports NZ will nominate multiple athletes for Scholarship ranked in priority and order of preference.

Priority will be based on the following criteria:

  1. The likelihood of the applicant meeting NZ Olympic Committee selection criteria for 2018.
  2. The likelihood of the applicant continuing through to 2022 as a podium potential athlete.
  3. A clear budget identifying need, and how the Scholarship will be used to impact performance and qualify for the Olympics in 2018.

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