Kathy Hirschfeld AM Scholarship Endowment for Women in Engineering


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value The annual value of the Scholarship will be at least $4,500, but will be limited to the annual income from the fund.
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded 1
Opening date 15 July 2021
Closing date 7 March 2022


The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support first year female students to undertake studies in engineering at The University of Queensland who are currently experiencing financial barriers.


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

  • Submits an application to the Associate Dean, by the advertised closing date for applications, complete with cover letter, resume, demonstrate financial disadvantage and required short answer responses.
  • is a female student; and
  • is a domestic student in accordance with The University's Fee Policy; and
  • is enrolled full-time in the first year of the Approved Undergraduate Engineering Program; and
  • does not hold another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar.


Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

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

Selection criteria

(1)     For the selection process, the Associate Dean must establish a selection committee, comprising:- 

  • the Associate Dean, or nominee, as Chair of the committee; and
  •  Ms Kathy Hirschfeld, AM or nominee; and
  • at least one academic staff who is currently teaching in engineering in an Approved Program.

(2)     The scholarship is awarded to the applicant showing greatest merit based on-

  • evidence of financial disadvantage;
  • personal qualities including leadership potential and community serivce and/or engagement;
  • academic achievement to date; and interest in and need for mentoring/coaching and industry networking;
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the engineering profession.

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


Jodie Chellew, Faculty of Engineering Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 3365 4191

Terms and conditions

(1) The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to one year, subject to the recipient –
(a)     continuing to be enrolled full-time in an Approved Program; 
(b)     maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress in each semester that the Scholarship is held; and
(c)    not holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean deems similar.

(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 only be deferred or interrupted in exceptional circumstances with the approval of the Associate Dean. The recipient must submit a written application to the Associate Dean outlining the circumstances leading to the request to defer or interrupt the 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 6(2); or
(b)     if the student commits serious misconduct.


In these rules -

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

Associate Dean means the Associate Dean (Academic) Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Satisfactory Academic Progress means meeting the requirements to remain enrolled under the University’s Academic Progression Procedure.

Scholarship means the Kathy Hirschfeld AM Scholarship Endowment for Women in Engineering.