The University of Newcastle, Australia
Refer to selection details for application information
Amount

$30,000

Number available

2

Scholarship details

Donor

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Establishment

Apply now. Applications close 13th September, 2019.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia's national science research agency. We solve 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 are addressing gender equity through our work with the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) pilot and the Male Champions of Change (MCC) initiative. These scholarships are one way for us to address gender diversity.

Successful recipients of the CSIRO Women with Energy Scholarship may be offered the opportunity to undertake industry experience with CSIRO.

Applications are open now and will need to be submitted via email to scholarships@newcastle.edu.au before midnight 13 September.


Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in the 2nd or 3rd 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).
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Be able to demonstrate high academic achievement with a GPA of 5.0 (for continuing students)
  • Be female.
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Demonstrate impact of personal circumstances, such as carer, sole parent, financial hardship, English language difficulty, Indigenous Australian, long term medical condition or effects of abuse, disability, refugee status, regional/remote disadvantage.

Required Documentation

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.

  • A written statement (max 2 A4 pages) outlining your academic achievements to date, career aspirations in the relevant area of study/research, and how this scholarship would assist you.
  • An outline of your interest in the scholarship and associated future opportunities with this Industry partner. You also have the option to provide documents supporting your community leadership claims and academic achievements.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.

Benefit

For recipients in the 2nd year of their program, the scholarship provides a benefit of $10,000 each year, for up to 3 years of eligible study. The scholarship will be paid in two equal lump sums after the first and second semester census dates and provides a total benefit of up to $30,000 over a 3 year tenure.

For recipients in the 3rd year of their program, the scholarship provides a benefit of $10,000 each year, for up to 2 years of eligible study. The scholarship will be paid in two equal lump sums after first and second semester census dates and provides a total benefit of up to $20,000 over a 2 year tenure.

The scholarship benefit and number of scholarships awarded may vary and will be determined by the funding available each year.


Selection

Applications are to be submitted to scholarships@newcastle.edu.au no later than midnight on 13 September 2019.

Please reference CSIRO Women with Energy Scholarship Application in the subject and include your supporting documentation along with your name, program, year of study (2nd or 3rd year) and student number.

Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents. The Selection Committee will take into account prior academic achievement, interest in a career in Defence, community leadership, and involvement with extra-curricular activities.

Selection will be made by the Faculty of Engineering Selection Committee which will consist of a minimum of three members chosen by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment.


Faculty

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment


Contact Details

PVC Unit Team
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Building EF, Room EF105
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 6025
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: FEBE-Scholarships@newcastle.edu.au