The Dalara Foundation Engineering Scholarship

Summary

Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $10,000
Scholarship duration Up to three years
Number awarded 2
Opening date 17 February 2020
Closing date 9 March 2020

Scholarship description

The Dalara Foundation Engineering Scholarship was established to support students from regional and remote areas in Queensland who experienced financial disadvantage and to give them an opportunity of an education they may otherwise not have had. 

Any engineering discipline is eligible, but there is a preference for a student studying in any field or fields of engineering within the discipline areas of mechanical, mechatronic, mining or mining and geotechnical engineering.

The Scholarship was established in 2019 and is maintained by an annual gift from The Dalara Foundation.

Eligibility

The Scholarship is open to students who:

  • are a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Student Fees Policy
  • can provide documentary evidence of financial disadvantage
  • are enrolled full-time in the approved program
  • has, at the time of application, completed at least 12 units at The University of Queensland, but not more than 27 units towards the Approved Program;
  • in the three years immediately prior to the award, completed their secondary studies at a high school in a regional and remote area or completed secondary studies as a boarder whilst having a permanent address in a regional and remote area
  • does not hold a scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar; and
  • submits an application to the Associate Dean by the closing date for applications.

Before you get started

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Selection criteria

1. The Scholarship is awarded to the applicant or applicants showing greatest need and merit, based on:

  • academic achievement in courses undertaken to date
  • personal qualities including leadership potential
  • financial disadvantage; and
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the engineering profession.

2. Preference may be given to students in any field or fields of engineering within the discipline areas of mechanical, mechatronic, mining or mining and geotechnical engineering.

3. The selection committee may decide to interview shortlisted applicants.

Scholarship rules

Contact

Mrs Gail Smith, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
(+61) 7 3365 3853

Terms and conditions

1. The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to three years, subject to the recipient:

  • continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program;
  • passing all courses in which they are enrolled;
  • achieving a GPA of at least 4.5 for each semester of study; and
  • not holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers similar.

2. If a recipient fails to satisfy rule 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.