Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $7,500
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded Up to 7
Opening date 1 February 2022
Closing date 13 March 2022


The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support deserving Engineering students who have experienced financial disadvantage and to honour the memory of the late Bert and Vera Thiess.

The Bert and Vera Thiess Scholarship in Civil Engineering was established in 2019 and is maintained by a gift from the Bert and Vera Thiess Foundation.


An applicant is eligible for the scholarship, if the applicant:
  • submits an application to the Head, by the closing date for applications;
  • is enrolled or intends to enrol full-time in an Approved Program in the year of the award, in a Relevant Field (where applicable); 
  • is a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Student Fees Policy;
  • has not undertaken any prior tertiary study at a Bachelor level or above prior to enrolling in the Approved Program, other than studies in special university programs designed for secondary school students;
  • can demonstrate financial disadvantage; and
  • does not hold a scholarship that the Head considers to be similar.



Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please complete the on-line application by the due date.

Selection criteria

The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:
  • demonstrated financial need;
  • academic achievement;
  • personal qualities, leadership potential, practical aptitude and aspirations to study a Relevant Field;
  • strength of interest that the applicant demonstrates in civil engineering, as evidenced by a cover letter, short answer responses within the application, and a resume; 
  • performance at interview (if held); and
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant’s future success in the engineering profession.
Preference will be given to applicants who are previous recipients of the Scholarship who continue to face financial disadvantage.
The selection committee may interview shortlisted applicants.

Scholarship rules


Jodie Chellew, Faculty of EAIT
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Terms and conditions

The recipient may hold the Scholarship for one year, subject to the recipient:
  • continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program in a Relevant Field (where applicable);
  • passing all courses in which they are enrolled;
  • achieving a GPA of at least 5.0 for each semester of study; and
  • not holding another scholarship that the Head considers similar.
If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1), the recipient must show cause to the Head why the Scholarship should not be cancelled.
The Scholarship may not be deferred or interrupted.


Approved Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program or the integrated engineering program, or an engineering dual program.

Relevant Field means any field of engineering of the civil engineering discipline