Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Engineering Residential Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $20,000 per year paid directly to the approved residential college
Scholarship duration up to 3 years
Number awarded One to be awarded as tenure becomes vacant


The scholarship was established in 2017 and is maintained by an annual gift from Anglo American Metallurgical Coal. The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support educationally disadvantaged students as a result of their financial, geographical, cultural or other circumstances to undertake the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program and live as a resident at a residential college or halls of residence at The University of Queensland. Scholarship not available until 2021.


An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship, if the applicant –
(a)  submits an application to the Associate Dean, by the advertised closing date for applications; and
(b)  is enrolled full-time in an Approved Program in a Relevant Field; and
(c)  has completed 12 units, but not more than 27 units towards an Approved Program; and
(d)  is a domestic student in accordance with The University’s Fee Policy; and
(e)  has completed their secondary studies at a high school in a Regional Area or completed secondary studies as a boarder whilst having a permanent address in a Regional Area; and
(f)  can provide documentatary evidence of financial need as required; and
(g) does not hold another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar.

Additional benefits

(1) Anglo American may offer the recipients one or more of the following opportunities:-

(a) ambassadorial roles;
(b) thesis mentoring;
(c) vacation employment at any site as determined by Anglo American, in consultation with the recipient.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

The scholarship is not available for 2021.

Selection criteria

The Scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit based on-

(a) academic achievement in courses undertaken to date; and
(b) personal and leadership qualities and potential to succeed in the engineering profession; and
(c) strength of interest in pursuing a career in the mining industry and an understanding of rural living; and
(d) financial need; and
(e) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant.

Where all other considerations are equal, preference will be given to a female or Indigenous student.

The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed applicants.


Mrs Gail Smith, Faculty of EAIT
+61 7 3365 3853

Terms and conditions

(1) The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to 3 years, subject to the recipient –

(a)  continuing to be enrolled full-time in the Approved Program in a Relevant Field; and
(b)  maintaining a semester GPA of 4 or better; and
(c)  continuing to be a resident of an Approved Residential College; and
(d)  conducting themselves in a professional manner while performing any ambassadorial role or duties of vacation employment; and
(e)  not holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar

(2) If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 7(1), the student is to show cause why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.

(3) The Scholarship may not be deferred or interrupted.

Termination of scholarship
The University may terminate a Scholarship:

 (a) if the recipient does not show cause to the reasonable satisfaction of the University as provided for in rule 7(2); or
 (b) if the recipient defers or interrupts their study; or
 (c) if the student commits serious misconduct.


Definitions in these rules-
Anglo American means Anglo American Metallurgical Coal
Approved Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or integrated Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering, or a dual program including the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).
Approved Residential College means any residential colleges or halls of residence located on The University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus
Associate Dean means the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology.
Regional Area means an area deemed regional as define in the ASGC Remoteness Areas classification as described in the Australian Insitute of Health and Welfare 2004 publication, ‘Rural, Regional and Remote Health:  A Guide to Remoteness Classifications’ within Australia.  
Relevant Field means the field or fields of engineering within the Approved Program as determined annually by the Associate Dean, after consultation with Anglo American
Scholarship means The Anglo American Metallurgical Coal Residential Scholarship for Engineering