Colin Gordon James Electrical Engineering Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value Annual income from endowment, based on number of scholarships
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded Up to 2
Opening date 1 February 2022
Closing date 13 March 2022


The scholarship was established in 2016 and is maintained by the income from a bequest from Margaret Anne James in memory of her late husband Colin Gordon James to assist and encourage students in their studies of electrical engineering. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support students who have experienced financial, social or geographical disadvantage to undertake study in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program in any field of engineering in the electrical engineering discipline.


An applicant is eligible for the scholarship, if the applicant –

     (a)   submits an application to the Head, by the closing date for applications; and
     (b)   is an Australian citizen; and
     (c)    is enrolled full-time in the approved undergraduate engineering program in the relevant field; and
     (d)    has completed at least the first year of an approved undergraduate engineering program; and
     (e)    does not hold another 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 submit an application using the on-line form by the due date.

Selection criteria

(1)     For the selection process, the Head must establish a selection committee, comprising –

(a)     the Head, or nominee, as chair of the committee; and
(b)     at least one member of the University's academic staff who is currently teaching in engineering.

(2) The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by –

(a)     academic achievement in courses undertaken to date in the relevant program;
(b)     commitment to the study of electrical engineering; and
(c)    personal qualities, including leadership potential; and
(d)    any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the engineering profession.

(3)  Preference will be given to an applicant who can demonstrate financial, social or geographical disadvantage; and
(4)  The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed applicants.


Jodie Chellew, Faculty of EAIT
+61 7 3365 4191

Terms and conditions

6(1)     The recipient may hold the scholarship for 1 year, subject to the recipient –

(a)     continuing to be enrolled full-time in an approved undergraduate engineering program in a relevant field; and
(b)     maintaining a GPA of at least 5 for each semester of study and passing all courses in which they are enrolled.

(2)     If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1), the recipient must show cause to the Head why the scholarship should not be cancelled.


In these rules -

approved undergraduate engineering program includes a Bachelor of Engineering program or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program and the integrated Bachelor of Engineering / Master of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering program, or a dual program that includes the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program

head means the Head of School, School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

relevant field means any field of engineering in the electrical engineering discipline

scholarship means the Colin Gordon James Electrical Engineering Scholarship