Monash Bachelor of Arts student and Olympic Games competitor is granted an AIS education scholarship
Monash Bachelor of Arts student, and Olympic Games competitor, Tess Lloyd, has received an education scholarship from the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
Providing financial support to recipients, the scholarship enables high performance athletes to simultaneously manage their sporting and education commitments.
“It's important to be able to balance [sport] and study at the same time,” says Lloyd. “As a full time athlete, I spend most of my time training and competing, so it's good to have some support,” she adds.
Making her Olympic debut, Lloyd competed in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, representing Australia in her main sport, sailing.
“I was honored to represent my country in Japan,” she says. “It was a nice feeling of relief that all of my hard work had paid off.”
The final year Bachelor of Arts student plans on continuing her studies at Monash to complete a Master of Education degree, in pursuit of a career in primary teaching after her sporting career.
“It's been a long process, [completing] one or two subjects each semester,” Lloyd explains. “But I'm definitely determined to finish my [Bachelor of] Arts degree, and [complete] a Master [of Education degree] to become a primary school teacher,” she adds.