Ballarat Sports Foundation has taken its contribution to athletes past $450,000.
The foundation reached the milestone at its latest scholarship presentation at Ballarat Yacht Club with the distribution of funding to 13 athletes.
They represented hockey, boxing, cycling, futsal, soccer, basketball, special Olympics, athletics, rowing and triathlon.
BSF chairman John Burt said this took the number of scholarships to 1260 in 66 rounds since the formation of the foundation in 1995.
He said it was always uplifting to see the Ballarat athletes achieving at a high level across a variety of sports.
This was the third and last scholarship round for the year.
TESSA NOONE, 20 (hockey): playing for Australian Country under-21s at Oceania Challenge/Fiji Invitational.
JACK DENAHY, 18 (boxing): represented Victoria in national championships in Sydney.
LIAM WHITE, 22 (cycling): ridden internationally and in National Road Series this year.
ZAC FRANCIS, 12 (futsal): Victorian Country under-13 boys' representative at nationals in Sydney.
JAKE FRANCIS, 19, (futsal): Victorian Country men's representative at nationals in Sydney. Also coaching at the championships.
OSCAR CHERRY, 11 (futsal): travelling to Hawaii with Australia-wide team for 11-year age category tournament.
ETHAN FIEGERT, 15 (basketball): selected to represent Victorian under-18 boys at Australian Country Cup in Albury.
AARON FISHER, 20 (basketball): selected to play for Victoria at Special Olympics Australia National Games in Adelaide.
ARCHIE CALDOW, 11 (athletics): selected to represent Victoria in 12-year 800m and 1500m at School Sport Australia Championships and Pacific School Games on Adelaide.
EYRIN McCARTHY, 17 (rowing): a cox, she has been part of female schools eights pathway program in Sydney.
WILLIAM QUARTERMAIN, 13 (soccer): refereeing in World Cup Youth Games in Paris.
DARCY WILLIAMS, 14 (triathlon): representing Victoria at national junior/youth under-23 championships in Queensland.
CONNOR McKENNA, 16 (futsal): Victorian Country under-16 boys' representative at nationals in Sydney.