CSIRO Women in Energy Industry Placement Scholarship
06 March 2020
DonorCommonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment has developed the Industry Placement Stream within its undergraduate programs, providing students with an opportunity to gain real world experience as part of their studies with the University, and to apply the theory and skills learned while studying in a professional workplace.
The Industry Placement Scholarship Scheme offers financial support to a student commencing in the Industry Placement Stream by way of a scholarship for the duration of the program, up to 4 years. The sponsor will also provide opportunity for the student to undertake industry placements to meet the requirements of the Industry Placement Stream.
A scholarship sponsored by The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation CSIRO is now available for a current first year female student studying in the Industry Placement Stream of the:
- Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)
- Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (Hons)
- Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons)
- Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Hons), or the
- Bachelor of Software Engineering (Hons).
CSIRO is Australia's national science research agency, solving the greatest challenges using innovative science and technology. At CSIRO, we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues to unlock a better future for our community, our economy, our planet. To be a truly diverse organisation we need to reflect the diversity that we see in society. We need the skills and knowledge to innovate for tomorrow and an understanding of today’s big questions and how they affect everyone. However, women still hold far fewer leadership positions than men particularly in STEM fields where only 18 per cent of leadership positions are held by women. We're addressing gender equity through our work with the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot and the Male Champions of Change (MCC) initiative. This scholarship is one way for us to address gender diversity.
There is a placement requirement with this scholarship.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in 1st year of a B Mechanical Engineering (Hons), B Mechatronics Engineering (Hons), B Electrical Engineering (Hons), B Computer Systems Engineering (Hons) or B Software Engineering (Hons) at UON Callaghan Campus.
- Be enrolled full-time.
- Demonstrate academic achievement either by an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent of 75 or higher for commencing students, or a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 for continuing students.
- Be female.
- Be an Australian citizen.
- Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.
- Documents required may vary depending on your application reponses. Please refer to the Your Documents section of your application for information on what you will need to provide.
This scholarship provides a benefit of $5000 each semester payable following census date in April and September each year.
The total scholarship value is $40,000 over 4 years, provided ongoing eligibility is maintained and is subject to available funding.
The scholarship also offers the opportunity to undertake industry placements within the Sponsor’s workplace in order to satisfy the requirements of the Industry Placement Stream of your program.
Selection will be made in two stages:
- Shortlisting of applicants based on assessment of the applications and relevant supporting documents; and
- An interview of shortlisted applicants by the Selection Committee.
Selection will be made by the Faculty Selection Committee, which will consist of a minimum of three members chosen by the Pro-Vice Chancellor for the Faculty and may include a company representative.
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