Kathy Hirschfeld Scholarship for Women in Engineering

Summary

Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $5000
Scholarship duration 1 year
Number awarded 1
Opening date 8 August 2019
Closing date 9 March 2020

Scholarship description

The scholarship was established in 2015 and is maintained by an annual gift from alumna Kathy Hirschfeld (BE 1982). The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support a female student undertaking their first year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering programs.

Eligibility

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 resume 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.

Approved Undergraduate Engineering Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or integrated Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering or a dual program, that includes a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component.

Additional benefits

Ms Kathy Hirschfeld may also offer the recipient the following opportunities:

(1) an ambassadorial role to attend select networking functions
(2) personal mentoring or coaching during the year (including help in identifying part-time work or vacation experience).

Before you apply

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them before applying.

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 or nominee; and
  • 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 based on-

  • leadership qualities and potential to succeed in the engineering profession;
  • interest in and need for mentoring/coaching and industry networking;
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant.

(3)     Preference will be given to students –
    (i)   who have no family members or mentors in the engineering profession;
    (ii)  are active in the community.  

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

Contact

Mrs Gail Smith, Faculty of EAIT
+61 7 3365 3853

Terms and conditions

The recipient may hold the Scholarship for 1 year, subject to the recipient -

  • continuing to be enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program; and
  • achieving an overall GPA of 4.0 for each semester of study.

If the recipient fails to satisfy the above rule, the recipient must show cause to the Associate Dean (Academic), why the scholarship should not be cancelled.

Terminology

In these rules -

Approved Undergraduate Engineering Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) or integrated Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Master of Engineering or dual program, that includes a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) component.

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

Scholarship means the Kathy Hirschfeld Scholarship for Women in Engineering.