The University of Newcastle, Australia
Applications open
Amount

$40,000

Number available

3

Closing date

06 March 2020

Scholarship details

Donor

Defence, Science and Technology of the Department of Defence

Establishment

Defence Science & Technology (DST) is the Australian government's lead agency responsible for applying science and technology to safeguard Australia and its national interests.

As one of Australia’s largest employers of scientists and engineers, DST delivers expert, impartial advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security. DST supports every aspect of Australia’s national defence capability. If a soldier eats it, wears it, thinks it, uses it or has to fight against it, there’s every chance that DST has done the research behind it.

The Defence Science Technology Scholarships for Women in Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) are part of DSTs strategic plan to increase diversity in the STEM field. DST has a requirement to develop an appropriately skilled STEM workforce and a diverse, high performing talent pipeline is key to that. These scholarships will be awarded to women who not only are studying STEM subjects, but also have an interest in a career in Defence. There will be multiple opportunities to engage with DST scientists and programs throughout the period of the scholarship.


Eligibility

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

  • Be enrolled in the 2nd year of the B Science, B Biotechnology, B Biomedical Science, B Computer Science, B Engineering, B Mathematics, B Information Technology, or B Exercise and Sports Science with University of Newcastle.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement by having a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or higher.
  • Be female.
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.
  • Be an Australian citizen.
  • Be willing to obtain and maintain an Australian Government security clearance at the level of Baseline for the duration of their scholarship (this will need to be applied for and in place before 31 August in year of award).

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.

  • 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.

Benefit

The scholarship provides a benefit of $10,000 each year, paid as two lump sums of

$5,000 after semester one and semester two census dates. The scholarship will be ongoing for up to 4 years, provided all ongoing conditions are met.


Selection

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.


Faculties


Contact Details

SCHOLARSHIPS OFFICER
Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive
CALLAGHAN NSW 2308

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759
Email: scholarships@newcastle.edu.au