The South32 David Crawford Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Undergraduate
Study area Engineering and Computing
Scholarship value $10,000
Scholarship duration One year
Number awarded One
Opening date 1 February 2020
Closing date 16 March 2020


The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and support talented engineering students who faced educational challenges through experiencing financial, or gender, or geographic, or cultural disadvantage.

Preference may be given to students in any field of the mining or mining and geotechnical engineering disciplines.


An applicant is eligible for the Scholarship, if the applicant:

  • submits an application to the Associate Dean, by the closing date for applications;
  • is a domestic student in accordance with the University’s Student Fees Policy;
  • can provide documentary evidence of educational challenges faced through financial disadvantage and/or geographic disadvantage and/or gender disadvantage and/or cultural disadvantage;
  • is enrolled full-time in the Approved Program;
  • has, at the time of application, completed at least 28 units at The University of Queensland, but not more than 43 units towards the Approved Program; and
  • does not hold a scholarship that the Associate Dean considers to be similar.
Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Please submit the online application form by the due date (application form available from December 2019).

Selection criteria

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

  • (a) the Associate Dean, or nominee, as chair of the committee;
  • (b at least one academic staff member who is currently teaching in an Approved Program; and
  • (c) one representative of South32,

with University staff comprising the majority.

2. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the following criteria:

  • educational disadvantage experienced as a result of the applicant’s financial circumstances and/or geographic and/or gender and/or cultural disadvantage; 
  • academic achievement in courses undertaken to date;
  • personal qualities including leadership potential, community service and engagement; and
  • any other matter that the selection committee considers to be relevant to the applicant's future success in the engineering profession.

3. Preference may be given to students in any field of the mining or mining and geotechnical engineering disciplines.

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

Applications are closed.

Scholarship rules


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

Terms and conditions

1. The recipient may hold the Scholarship for up to one year, 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 5.0 in the first semester in which the Scholarship is held; and
  • not holding another scholarship that the Associate Dean considers 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 not be deferred or interrupted.

Termination of Scholarship

The University may terminate a Scholarship:

  • if the recipient does not show cause to the reasonable satisfaction of the University as provided for in rule 6(2);
  • if the recipient interrupts their study;
  • once the maximum duration of the Scholarship has lapsed; or
  • if the student commits serious misconduct.


In these rules:

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

Approved Program means the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program, or an engineering integrated program, or an engineering dual program, all at The University of Queensland.

Scholarship means The South32 David Crawford Scholarship.

Applications are closed.