Indigenous Engineering students: multi-year scholarships with industry experience
Wednesday 29 July 2015
The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) offers two scholarships each year to encourage engineering students looking to enter the oil and gas industry. One scholarship is specifically available for Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander applicants, and APPEA encourages applications from students who are planning on starting or are already undertaking an engineering degree in Australia.
The scholarships also include the opportunity to undertake paid work experience with an APPEA member oil and gas company during university vacation breaks, providing valuable industry experience.
Jill Stajduhar, Associate Director at UWA’s Energy and Minerals Institute (EMI), notes: “It is fantastic to see APPEA’s commitment and vision to invest directly in the future of our promising students. Industry-funded scholarships play an important part in identifying and promoting talent to develop Australia's next generation of business leaders, who have the skills and motivation to deliver real benefits both to industry and the wider community.”
Value and duration
Each scholarship is valued at $5,000 per year up to a maximum of five years full-time or part-time equivalent. Additional funding of up to $5,000 per annum is available for the Indigenous Australian Scholarship recipient for agreed mentoring services in association with APPEA’s member companies.
Who is eligible?
The scholarships are for engineering students who are planning on starting or are already undertaking an undergraduate engineering degree in Australia that is relevant to the oil and gas industry, in particular:
- Mechanical engineering
- Instrument & Control engineering
- Electrical engineering
- Petroleum engineering
- Process/Chemical engineering
One scholarship is specifically available for Indigenous Australians of Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander descent. The other scholarship is open to all Australian residents.
How to apply
Applications are currently open and close on Friday 21 August 2015
To apply, candidates must address the following selection criteria in no more than 3 pages
- What is it about your field of engineering that motivates you?
- What interests you most about a career in the oil and gas industry?
- Tell us a little about yourself - what do you do when you're not studying?
- How would the APPEA Scholarship assist you in your studies
All applications must include a statement of academic record, and the names of two professional, academic or personal referees.
Applications must be submitted before 21 August 2015 via email to:
APPEA Awards & Scholarships Committee