Griffith University Oceania Australia Foundation - Athletics Business Scholarship

December 19, 2023
Oceania Australia Foundation
Griffith University Oceania Australia Foundation - Athletics Business Scholarship

The Oceania Australia Foundation in partnership with Griffith University and Oceania Athletics Association offers a scholarship for a Pacific Islander, competing in track and field to study on the Gold Coast and gain a Bachelor of Business degree.

Papua New Guinea’s Adrine Monagi is a recipient of this scholarship and has just completed her first year of study.

Ten Minutes with Adrine Monagi
Adrine Monagi in competition in Australia.

This is a unique opportunity and the Foundation Board has decided to provide a second scholarship commencing in 2024.  CLICK HERE for the scholarship details and if you require more information please contact Helen McMurray.

Highlights of 2023

2023 saw the graduation of five athletes from the US Scholarship program.  Of the graduates, one commenced his scholarship in 2019  and three others commenced in 2021, but due to disruptions as a result of the covid pandemic some scholarships were delayed and others put on hold so it was a great accomplishment for these young people to finally gain their diplomas.

Two of the graduates have moved to further their studies in the United States and another is studying in Australia.

We hope that swimming scholarships will again be offered in 2024 as due to the College Coach moving to another institution and delays in the appointment of his replacement, there was insufficient time before the academic year commenced in the States this year to call for nominations.  

Our current scholarship recipient at Griffith University, Adrine Monagi, had a successful year both academically and in sports.  Adrine won two gold medals and one silver medal at the SOL 2023 XVII Pacific Games, and is on track with her endeavor to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Athlete Adrine Monagi and Kevin Gosper, Chairman of the Oceania Australia Foundation at the ONOC 2023 Annual General Assembly in Brisbane this year.

We take this opportunity to thank our Oceania colleagues for their support and wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  

Helen McMurray
Oceania Australia Foundation