ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholarships for Engineering


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $10000
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 by an annual gift by ConocoPhillips Australia Operations Pty Ltd previously ConocoPhillips Australia Pty Ltd. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support students who are studying engineering at The University of Queensland. Preference may be given to students in areas of chemical, electrical, mechanical or mechatronic engineering specialisations.   ConocoPhillips may offer a site visit to the Australia Pacific LNG Facility.


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

  • submits an application to the Associate Dean, by the closing date for applications; and
  • is a domestic student in accordance with The University’s Fee Policy; and
  • is enrolled full-time in an Approved Program; and
  • has completed at least 12 units at The University of Queensland, but not more than 27 units towards an Approved Program; and
  • does not hold another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar.

Additional benefits

ConocoPhillips may offer the recipient one or more of the following opportunities -

(a) career mentoring;
(b) ambassadorial roles;
(c) vacation employment at any ConocoPhillips site for any period during which the recipient holds the Scholarship, determined by ConocoPhillips in consultation with the recipient.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please submit an application by using the on-line form by the due date.

Selection criteria

The scholarship will be awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit as demonstrated by –

  • academic achievement ;
  • understanding of and alignment with ConocoPhillips' SPIRT values;
  • strength of interest in pursuing a career in the energy industry, and, in particular, in the chemical engineering or electricial engineering, mechanical engineering or mechatronic engineering professions; and
  • personal qualities, including leadership potential; and
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the engineering profession; and

Preference may be given to students in the areas of chemical, electrical, mechanical or mechatronic engineering specialisations.

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


Jodie Chellew, Faculty of EAIT
+61 7 3365 4191

Terms and conditions

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

(a) maintaining full-time enrolment in an Approved Undergraduate Engineering program in a relevant field;
(b) achieving a minimum GPA of at least 5 in the first semester of study

7(2)     If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 6(1), the recipient must show cause to the Associate Dean why the scholarship should not be cancelled.

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

The University may terminate a Scholarship - 

(a)    if the recipient does not show cause to the reasonable satisfaction of the Associate Dean as provided for in rule 7(2); or
(b)    once the maximum duration of the Scholarship has lapsed; or
(c)    if the recipient defers or interrupts or suspends their study; or
(d)    if the student commits serious misconduct.


In these rules-
Approved Program means the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), or an engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program
Associate Dean means the Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Scholarship means the ConocoPhillips SPIRIT Scholarship for Engineering