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Closing date

28 February 2022

Scholarship details


Sir William Tyree Foundation


The Sir William Tyree Foundation would like to support the development of a future skilled workforce in Power Engineering through the provision of scholarships to regional and remote undergraduate students to overcome some of the financial hurdles faced by these students.

It is intended but not required, the scholars will integrate with the Tyree company businesses through industry engagement and Work Integrated Learning opportunities provided, such as internship placements and final year projects. The University will endeavour to find work placements in the power industry for students who hold scholarships from the Sir William Tyree Foundation. The University will also seek to ensure that a diverse cohort of students is created as the program evolves.

For more information on this scholarship, please review the full Terms and Conditions.


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

  • Be commencing in your first year of a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Honours) program (including combined degrees) within the School of Engineering at the University of Newcastle.
  • Undertake the power engineering electives in the program, specifically ELEC3160, ELEC3251, ELEC4100, ELEC4160. Refer to the Terms and Conditions for full details.
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Demonstrate that your ability to study is affected, or will be affected, by areas of educational disadvantage including your inner regional, outer regional, remote or very remote background and financial hardship.
  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR of 80 and admittance to an eligible Bachelor course within the School of Engineering.
  • Have completed secondary school (Year 12 or equivalent) within the two years prior to the year of commencing tertiary study.
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident (includes New Zealand Permanent Residents).
  • Not be the recipient of another University of Newcastle donor-funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently.

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 personal statement (approx. 1 A4 page) outlining your academic achievements, career aspirations in the relevant area of study, and how this scholarship would assist you.
  • The application will include a free text question asking you to outline your interest in associated future opportunities with this donor and/or Industry partner.
  • You may be required to provide documents to support your educational disadvantage claims. These will be identified when you apply based on your individual application responses.
  • Up to 3 documents which demonstrate your academic achievement, such as awards and acknowledgements, participation in enrichment and travel programs or internships, academic competitions or challenges, your portfolio and/or cv.


This scholarship is an annual lump sum payment of $16,000 at the semester 1 census date, ongoing for the remaining length of the program (to a maximum term of 4 years provided ongoing eligibility is maintained).

The scholarship provides a maximum benefit of $64,000 over the full 4-year tenure and must be taken up in the year for which it is awarded.


Selection is a competitive process and will be based on assessment of the scholarship application and any required supporting documents, with reference to the eligibility criteria.

Selection will be shortlisted by the College of Engineering, Science and Environment Selection Panel which will consist of a minimum of three members chosen by the relevant Pro-Vice Chancellor, College of Engineering, Science and Environment. This shortlist will be forwarded to the Donor and/or representative for selection and outcomes communicated back to the panel within the advised timeframe. Interviews may be arranged, if required.

The Selection Panel will communicate the details of successful recipients to the delegated Scholarships Officer, and all applicants will be notified of an outcome via email. This will occur within 6 weeks of the scholarship application closing date.


College of Engineering Science and Environment

Contact Details

Student Services Centre
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Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759

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