Pekol Family 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 The annual value of the Scholarship will be at least $10,800 but will be limited to the annual income from the underlying endowment fund.
Scholarship duration Minimum Completion Time as tenure becomes vacant.
Number awarded 1
Opening date 1 March 2021
Closing date 29 March 2021

Description

The Scholarship was established in 2020 and is maintained by an endowed gift from the Pekol Family under the Create Change Scholarsihp Match and Dow Chemical Challenge.   

This Scholarship is part of the Liveris Academy Equity Scholarship Scheme.

Eligibility

1) An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship, if the applicant –

(a) submits an application to the Director by the closing date for applications;
(b) is a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Student Fees Policy;
(c) is enrolled, or intends to enrol full-time in an Approved Program in the year of award, or after an approved deferment of one year;
(d )  does not hold another scholarship that the Director considers to be similar; and
(e) can demonstrate educational disadvantage as a result of financial, geographical, cultural or other personal circumstances.

(2) To be eligible for a Named Scholarship, the student must also meet any additional eligibility requirements for that scholarship set out in Addendum 1.

Additional Eligibility criteria 

  • can demonstrate financial disadvantage;
  • is a female student;
  • is enrolled or intends to enrol full-time in the first year of the Approved Program; and
  • will complete, or has completed, year 12 in the two-year period prior to the year of award.

Additional benefits

  • Liveris Academy travel bursaries may be offered at the discretion of the Director where they are not included as an additional benefit for a Named Scholarship.
  • Each Scholarship includes Membership to the Liveris Academy.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

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

Selection criteria

1.    For the selection process, the Director must establish a selection committee, comprising: 

(a) the Liveris Academy Director, or nominee, as Chair of the committee;
(b) the Relevant Associate Dean (Academic), or nominee;
(c) up to one UQ staff member nominated by the Chair;
(d) one member of the Liveris Academy Internal Steering Committee, Advisory Board, or Honorary Board; and
(e) for the selection of each Named Scholarship, one representative from a donor or industry partner for that Named Scholarship, with UQ staff comprising the majority.

2.    UQ staff who are donors to the Scholarship being awarded are not eligible to be on the selection committee for that Scholarship.

3.    The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria: 
(a) documented evidence of educational disadvantage as a result of financial, geographical, cultural or other personal circumstances;
(b) academic achievement in their secondary school studies or tertiary studies as relevant;
(c) evidence of personal qualities including – 

(i) leadership potential, community service and/or engagement; 
(ii) alignment with the graduate attributes of the Liveris Academy; 
(iii) demonstrated commitment to academic excellence; 
(iv) demonstrated capacity and willingness to actively participate in, and positively contribute to, co-curricular activities at UQ; and
(v) demonstrated strength of interest in undertaking co-curricular developmental activities through the Liveris Academy; and

(d) any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success at UQ and in their subsequent career.

4.    The selection committee may decide to interview shortlisted applicants.
5.    To be selected for a Named Scholarship, students must also meet any additional selection criteria for that Scholarship set out in Addendum 1.
6.    An applicant cannot hold more than one Scholarship.

Additional Selection criteria:
The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage. 

 

Applications are closed.

Scholarship rules

Contact

Jodie Chellew, Faculty of EAIT
+61 7 3365 4191
Applications are closed.

Terminology

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

Scholarship means the Pekol Family Scholarship for Women in Engineering.

Applications are closed.