Lisa Perdichizzi Scholarship
As part of its commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture, the APF is offering an annual scholarship to encourage women in skydiving through upskilling, training and leadership development.
The Lisa Perdichizzi Scholarship has been created through Lisa’s Family and an APF grant to support skydivers in:
- Elite sports development, or
- Career pathways, or
- Other identifiable leadership roles
One scholarship, valued at $2,500 is available to any individual APF member (any gender, any experience level) to undertake training/coaching/education/personal development as part of their plan to improve female retention and growth in our sport.
Note: This education would need to be a formally recognised training course or a clearly defined program of coaching in excess of what the candidate is currently doing. This scholarship is not intended to simply offset training costs for a current female competitor. There must be a clear and new benefit to the APF.
Criteria and process
Applications must be made via the APF online process.
- Define the category of their application – Elite Sports Development or Career pathway
- Outline what training/coaching/education/personal development will be paid for through the scholarship.
- Outline how this training/coaching/education/personal development fits into a plan to retain and grow female membership.
- Commit to providing receipts and progress reports as reasonably required by the APF
Candidates must demonstrate the following personal qualities and skills
- Desire to boost female retention and growth in skydiving
- Willingness to engage in speaking appointments if required
- Strong, positive social media presence to promote APF objectives
- Desire to mentor and support newer female members and contribute to WIAS Mentor program
Applications will be judged on likely medium to long term benefits to the candidate and the sport of skydiving.
2021 Applications open on January 14th and close at 5pm AEST on March 31st, 2021.
The recipients will be decided by the APF and awarded by the end of April.
Please note: Many programs or ideas to boost female retention and growth initiatives are also eligible for support through the APF Fiona McEachern Sport Development Fund.
Submit your application
Mandatory field(s) marked with *
2017 Kate Vaughan
- Career Pathway category: To partake in the International Coaching Federation (ICF) coach accreditation course to improve coaching, leadership and public speaking skills in the skydiving community, with a continued focus on female
participation growth and retention.
2018 Kristina Hicks
- Career Pathway category: To develop leadership potential and create a career pathway in skydiving by completing a Graduate Certificate in Sports Coaching at The University of Queensland. To help promote, encourage and foster talent for women and men in skydiving, develop inclusive coaching practices and to assist in identifying the issues that do prevent female retention and allow for scope on providing strategies to overcome these issues.
2019 Not granted
2020 Jodie Mayo
- Career Pathway category: To partake in an in-sky photography/videography coaching program to produce content for use in both print and digital media platforms to assist in the goal of retaining and growing female membership.