Attention STEM students: new scholarships now open!
Tuesday 3 May 2016
Defence Science and Technology (DST) is the Australian Government’s lead agency dedicated to providing science and technology support for the country’s defence and security needs. DST is Australia’s largest publicly-funded science agency after the CSIRO.
The DST Indigenous Scholarships will provide undergraduate students studying relevant STEM fields with sustained support and exposure to an environment pertinent to their tertiary studies. Successful DST Indigenous scholars will have access to high class education and training capabilities focused in priority areas for Defence capability development.
DST will be offering one $7,000 (per annum) Scholarships for 2016. This payment is to assist with ongoing costs associated with one full-time year of on-campus study.
For the DST Indigenous Scholarships 2016, student/s currently undertaking any year of study in any of the following Defence APS Job Families are encouraged to apply:
Engineering & Technical
- Aeronautical Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Electronics Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Management
- Engineering Technology
- Marine Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechatronics Engineering
- Naval Architecture Engineering
- Quality Assurance
- Software Engineering
- Spares Assessing / Sustainability Management
- Structural Engineering
- Systems Engineering
- Tech Electrical / Electronic
- Technical Aerospace
- Technical Airframes / Engines
- Technical Avionics
- Mechanical Technician
Science and Technology
- Engineering & Systems Science
- Information, Computing & Communications
- Mathematical Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Science & Technology Management
DST Scholarships are open to Indigenous students studying STEM related degrees in an Australian University. To be eligible, students must:
- Be an Australian resident;
- Be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage;
- Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;
- Be accepted as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which he/she lives;
- Provide evidence of enrolment from an acceptable tertiary education institution for full-time study in an acceptable field of study
- Have an interest in pursuing a career with DST;
- Satisfy the requirements for a Defence security clearance;
- Not in receipt of a Scholarship or another funded program;
- Be available for Work Experience in DST aligned to studies during university breaks; and
- Participate in workshops, career fairs and give seminars.
As the employer, DST will:
- Provide student/s with a mentor within DST specifically aligned to studies;
- Maintain regular contact with student/s to monitor success and seek availability to conduct Work Experience;
- Organise Work Experience with DST workplace and student/s, including arranging travel movements if required;
- Provide job vacancies within DST that student/s may be interested in pursuing; and
- Provide further learning and development opportunities within DST when made available.
How to Apply
Detailed information on how to apply to this opportunity is available on the 2016 DST Indigenous Scholarship listing on our TAI website.
*the application form is available to download at the bottom of the listing.
Aurora is helping with the administration of the DST Indigenous Scholarships 2016 on behalf of DST. If you have any questions or enquiries don't hesitate to contact the Scholarships Team at:
phone: 02 9310 8408