Our Scholarship Programme is the flagship programme for TDF and is in honour of Tania's legacy of supporting young women in sport. The Scholarships will support the recipients over a three-year period providing financial assistance, one-on-one mentoring support and personal development opportunities.
The ultimate goal of the programme is for these young women to then ‘pay it forward’ and contribute back to their communities and continue the legacy for future generations.
TDF has partnered with the following sporting codes – netball, basketball, rugby, surf lifesaving, touch, tennis, volleyball, football, cricket, athletics, softball & hockey to identify talented and deserving young sportswomen that meet the criteria for the TDF scholarship.
The Tania Dalton Foundation Trustees award The TDF Trustees Award honours the scholarship recipient who has fully embraced all components of the programme, including personal development and growth and positive relationships with TDF staff, board, mentors, and scholarship partners. The recipient will have continued to put their best foot forward in their chosen sport.
The beautiful korowai was gifted to TDF by alumni Isla Norman-Bell’s nan, Ruth Norman. Ruth wove a lot of love and meaning into the korowai. The hearts represent the love and passion that surrounds each person in the programme, the purple feathers reflect the TDF colours, 3 rows of 12 brown feathers are for each recipient in each year group for 3 years and supported by TDF, a scholarship partner and a mentor. This korowai is presented to the Trustees Award winner on an annual basis.